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Two-Time Heart Attack Survivor Goes Red for Heart Health Awareness

Wearing red is something Sue VanDyk does every day in the month of February. For the two-time heart attack survivor, it’s a visual reminder of what she’s overcome and of the sisterhood she’s now a part of. It also serves…


Tired All the Time? Here’s When to See a Doctor

If you regularly wake up unrested or even exhausted and feel like you drag through most days, you’re not alone. Only one in seven Americans feel well-rested and refreshed every day of the week, according to a recent survey. In…

Water, Water Everywhere … Be Sure to Wet Your Whistle

H2O: two parts hydrogen, one part oxygen.  This simple combination happens to be one of the most important substances for our health. It keeps our body humming. Every metabolic system in our body requires water to function properly.  Water protects…

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Tackling Overindulgence on Game Day

Tis the season of football and, although the win is never a foregone conclusion, it is safe to say that the food and drinks will be as plentiful as the mutterings about bad calls from officials. So, whether you are…


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Best Total-Body Toning Moves: No Gym Membership Required

Sure you could do a strength training move that just works your biceps or your hamstrings, but why would you when instead you can do a move that strengthens multiple muscles from your head to your toes? Dynamic moves increase…



Do You Know the New Guidelines for Eating Sugar?

With weight loss resolutions in full swing, you may be obsessing over calorie counts or figuring out how to remove carbohydrates from your diet, but there’s something else you should keep an eye on: added sugar. If you follow health…



Fit Like Fido: 5 Healthy Habits You Can Learn From Your Dog

Believe it or not, man’s best friend can teach you a thing or two about living a healthy lifestyle. Just look at how your dog behaves when you get home: They don’t want to lounge on the sofa, they want…

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6 Easy Ways to Get Started with Self-Improvement

How does attitude impact well-being? Think of the phrase “actions speak louder than words.” Small yet positive actions can make a big difference. When it comes to taking control of self-improvement, the same concept applies. There are small things we can…

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Appetite Seem Out of Control? Put a Stop to Mindless Snacking With These Tips

Sometimes it can seem like your appetite has a mind of its own. Maybe it’s an hour after lunch and you’re hungry for chips, or perhaps you’ve finish cleaning up after dinner and all of a sudden you’re filling a…