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Taking care of your stress during holidays with family

Most Effective Ways to De-Stress With Family in Town

The holidays are a season to spend time with your loved ones, but they can also be stressful when family is in town. Too much togetherness can be nerve-wracking, and the extra food preparation and present buying can add to the chaos. These are some effective ways to de-stress when

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Staying healthy during holiday celebrations

How to Overcome Overeating During Holiday Celebrations

The holidays seem to consist of one large meal or party after another. First, there’s the Thanksgiving feast, with turkey, stuffing, gravy, and pumpkin pie. Then comes a parade of holiday parties, delicious desserts, Christmas ham, goose, or beef, fabulous breads, and, of course, eggnog.  Traditionally, the holidays are a

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Hot to Maintain Strong Mental Health

6 Habits That Support Strong Mental Health

Maintaining good mental health has become more challenging in recent times, with the global pandemic and other factors contributing to stress and anxiety. It is more important now than ever to develop healthy habits to improve your mood and help keep stress at bay. Cultivating the following habits will benefit

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Three ways to perform a breast self-exam

How to Perform a Breast Self-Exam

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast self-examination is an important step in the early detection of breast cancer. Along with clinical breast exams and mammograms, it can help detect cancer in the early stages, when it is often treatable. Women should start performing regular breast exams at home in

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Woman working on laptop with one hand and holding a dumbbell with the other

Staying Healthy While Working from Home

Working from home has become the “new normal,” even as office buildings begin to open their doors again. Most workers have transitioned to daily Zoom calls, email, and texting to perform the duties of employment. Being forced to stay home over months of restrictions, and with gyms closed for many

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Staying Safe During Summer Exercise

Staying Safe During Summer Exercise

Regular exercise is among one of the best ways to stay healthy throughout your lifetime. During the hot summer months, taking some precautions can help you stay safe and avoid heat-related health risks. Before you go outside to run, walk, or perform any physical activities in hot weather, follow these

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8 Tips to Staying Healthy When Your Family is Sick

8 Tips to Staying Healthy When Your Family is Sick

When your family has come down with a “bug,” you want to avoid catching it. At least one person in the household needs to be healthy so they can care for others! You can reduce the risk of coming down with the flu or another virus. Follow these home healthcare

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How Much Sodium is Too Much

How Much Sodium is Too Much?

Sodium, or salt, brings out the flavor in all foods, from savory to sweet. But too much sodium can have a detrimental effect on your health. Has your doctor told you to lower your sodium intake? How much is too much? The Symptoms of Too Much Sodium in Your Diet

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Making Healthy Restaurant Choices

Making Healthy Restaurant Choices

Dining out is a national pastime, and most of us rely on local restaurants to serve us on holidays, birthdays, anniversaries, or everyday meals. If you dine out often, you want to ensure the menu items you choose do not negatively impact your health. Armed with a little knowledge, you

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Keeping Your Kids Healthy

Kids are natural germ magnets. It can be a challenge to keep them healthy during the best of times, let alone during a pandemic. If you are a parent with young children, the following tips can help you keep your kids healthy, whether they are attending school or sheltering in

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