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Skin Woes

Dry, itchy, red skin? You may have eczema. It’s called the itch-scratch cycle. You have dry skin that itches, so you scratch it to the point that the skin is damaged. This releases inflammatory chemicals that only increase the itch and the cycle continues. This is what it’s like to have eczema, an itchy rash […]

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The AB-Solute Workout

Target your abs with five exercises in five minutes. Five minutes a day. That’s all it takes to begin the process of toning and strengthening your abdominal muscles. A short five-minute ab workout is something you can do during the next commercial break, incorporate into your daily workout routine, or do each night before getting […]

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When It Hurts to Swallow

A painful sore throat can mean a cold, strep throat, or tonsillitis. How can you tell the difference? Throughout the day, you feel a sore throat coming on and dread an oncoming illness. It hurts to swallow, the back of your throat looks red, and you have a fever. Is it just a cold virus […]

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Heart These Foods

Simple food substitutions for a healthy heart. Old habits die hard. It’s not easy changing the eating habits you’ve lived with for years. But when your doctor tells you your heart and possibly your life is in danger if you don’t make changes, it’s a sure wake-up call. Along with exercise, your diet plays a […]

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Jump Start on Health in 2015

  Today, on the final days of 2014, give yourself a clean slate on improving your health, dropping lbs, and feeling better. FIRST: Start by simply cleaning out what you KNOW you shouldn’t eat. Look through your pantry, fridge, freezer and cupboards. Purge: Purge your kitchen, work drawer, and car (if you stash munchy-things in […]

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“I’ll Get To It Later”

Get serious about exercise You’ve waited long enough. Now is the time to put your excuses aside and do what you should have been doing all along: exercise. If you’ve been procrastinating to exercise for weeks, months, or even years, you’re not alone. When working out isn’t a part of your regular lifestyle, it can […]

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Sunscreen Smarts

Summer’s not over yet! Have you been using the right sunscreen? Your body needs some amount of sunshine exposure each day for good health, but too much can damage your skin, lead to premature aging, cause painful sunburn, and contribute to skin cancer. You know using sunscreen is a smart idea, but it’s hard deciding […]

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Music to Your Ears

From Motown to Mozart, improve your health with music. After a stressful day at work you get in the car and turn on the radio. Your favorite song just happens to be playing and instantly you begin to relax and forget your worries. That’s the power of music. A simple song can affect your actions […]

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Your Thyroid: Small Gland, Big Responsibility

Located just below the Adam’s apple at the bottom of your neck is a small butterfly-shaped gland called the thyroid. The hormones produced by the thyroid are transported in the blood to every part of the body to control metabolism. This means these hormones influence your breathing, blood circulation, muscle contraction, the rate you burn […]

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Hate Dieting? Don’t Worry, Here’s a Solution.

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Lose weight the slow but simple way If you’re like me, … How many times have you gone on a diet only to gain the weight right back when it’s over? Dieting almost always leads to some weight loss, but it doesn’t always last. In the end, the hunger pains, deprivation, hard work, and possibly […]

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