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February 2014

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9 Ways to Detox Your Home

We carefully watch what goes into our mouths and on our bodies – organic this, petroleum free that. But when it comes to keeping a healthy home, knowing what to do isn’t so easy. In fact, the average home may contain as many as 400 chemicals, come of them toxic, many untested, according to a … Continue Reading

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4 Ways to Stop Stress This Second


In panic mode? These four tips will work right away. 1. Write down your fears – Make a list of what’s worrying you at the moment, and then put it away. This simple act stops the obsessive cycle of anxiety so you can move on. 2. Amp up your activity – Vigorous exercise diminishes stress, … Continue Reading

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8 Reasons You’re Still Hungry


Are you still hungry, even after you’ve eaten a tasty lunch, a full dinner or a midnight snack? Some food ingredients can trick our bodies into not recognizing when we’re full; causing “rebound hunger” that can add inches to your waistline. But these simple tweaks can help quiet your cravings for food. You drink too … Continue Reading

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7 Tips for the Best Sleep Ever


You’ve done all of the obvious stuff – cut out late-night caffeine, made sure your bedroom is dark and cozy, avoided scary movies or struggling with your to-do list right before bed. So why are you still tossing and turning? Certain habits you’re unaware of could be sabotaging your sleep. And, as you may know, … Continue Reading

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The Health Benefits of Love


Love is an amazing thing, and now research shows that love is also good for your health. Studies show that romance can positively affect your health and well-being. So whether you’ve been married for years or are single and looking, the following evidence will remind you why it is important to make room for love … Continue Reading

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American Heart Awareness Month

February is American Heart Awareness Month! Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women, but heart disease is preventable and controllable. Heart disease is a major problem. Every year, about 715,000 Americans have a heart attack. About 600,000 people die from heart disease in the United States each year – … Continue Reading

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National Wear Red Day

February is Women’s Heart Health month! Heart disease is the number one killer of women in the United States, claiming more lives than all forms of cancer combined. Yet, only 1 in 5 American women believe that heart disease is her greatest health threat. For more then 10 years, the American Heart Association has sponsored … Continue Reading

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Eating Healthy While Eating Out

Going out to eat at a restaurant can sometimes be a little difficult for those trying to watch what they eat. Most restaurants have big portions and lots of options that can make choosing a “healthy” meal more difficult, and choosing an unhealthy option more tempting. For those looking for a healthy option, it is … Continue Reading