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Men’s Health: 4 Super Foods for Men

07/30/2015 | WellnessHealthy Eating

In many ways, men’s and women’s health is similar. Eliminating drugs (including tobacco) and alcohol, exercising regularly, getting plenty of sleep and eating a healthy diet are all important factors in the health of men and women. However, with a healthy diet, there are certain things that men can eat that will help them with the unique health needs of their bodies. Here are 4 super foods for men: Shellfish. Shellfish contains high levels of zinc, which is good for testosterone production.…

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What is Matcha Tea and is it Really Good For You?

07/29/2015 | WellnessHealthy Eating

When you wake up in the morning, and you’re still a little groggy, do you reach for coffee? Tea? Or matcha? You may not have heard of it before but in the last few years, matcha, a type of green tea, has become very popular among trendsetters.  What is Matcha? Matcha is a type of powdered green tea. The process of harvesting it is slightly different then traditional green tea. Advocates of matcha claim this gives it a different, stronger flavor (the taste is similar to green tea but earthier…

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5 Ways to Relax in the Backyard with the Whole Family

07/28/2015 | Wellness

Stress can have a negative impact on your health. When summer rolls around, stress doesn’t take a vacation. Keeping up with work, and your family’s summer schedule can be truly taxing. Fortunately, rest and relaxation are a good way to combat stress, and both can be found right near your home. In fact, if you want to find a place for some “me time” you don’t need to look any further than your own backyard. Here are 5 ways to relax in your backyard. Read a book in a lawn…

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5 Exercises to Do When It’s Too Hot Outside

07/28/2015 | WellnessExercise

You know that you need to exercise. If you’re the type of person who likes to run, bike, or do any other type of outdoor exercise, summer can be a real challenge. Not only is it tougher to exercise outside in the summer, it can also be dangerous when the mercury starts to really rise. What is the alternative to outdoor activity? Take it indoors. If you don’t want to spend money on a gym, here are 5 exercises you can do inside to beat the heat. Jumping jacks. The old classic from your…

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A Guide to Achieving Your Summer Fitness Goals

07/24/2015 | WellnessExercise

With the arrival of summer, you may have a series of fitness goals that you are trying to achieve. Whether it’s building strength, or looking good in a bathing suit, sticking to summer health goals is tough. There are some tried and true methods however to keep you on track as you try to get healthier this summer. 1. Get an accountability buddy. It’s easier to quit a fitness routine when you go it alone. However, if you have a partner- a workout buddy, or a diet buddy, you can be…

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5 Simple Changes to Make Your Diet Healthier

07/20/2015 | WellnessHealthy Eating

  When you make the decision to eat healthier, changing your diet can seem overwhelming at first. It’s helpful when trying to make this major lifestyle change to start with simple, easy steps. Here are some simple changes you can make right away that will make a huge impact for your health. 1. Replace white breads and pastas with whole grain. Whole grains are lower in calories and carbohydrates and higher in fiber and healthy vitamins and nutrients than white bread products. By replacing…

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5 Ways to Help Your Mother As She Ages

07/20/2015 | WellnessExerciseHealthy Eating

For the first two and half decades of your life, your mother probably took care of you. She changed your diaper as a baby and saved money so you could go to college. As your mother ages, it’s your turn to help her. Helping an aging parent can be challenging- you may not even know where to start. Here are 5 simple ways you can help your mom maintain her health as she ages. 1. Spend time with her… exercising. Oftentimes, convincing an aging parent to get enough exercise can be extremely…

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5 Foods You Should Buy Organic and 1 You Shouldn’t

07/16/2015 | WellnessHealthy Eating

The “Organic” label you see at the grocery store is somewhat ambiguous. What does “organic” mean exactly? According to the USDA, “USDA certified organic foods are grown and processed according to federal guidelines addressing among many other factors, soil quality, animal raising practices, pest and weed control, and use of additives.” Simply stated, organic foods are usually better for the environment than non-organic foods. However, not all organic food is created…

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How to Combat Shin Splints While Running

07/16/2015 | WellnessExercise

Running is a great form of exercise. It’s fun, burns calories, and it’s free. However, many people run into a big problem when they set out to incorporate it into their fitness routine. Often runners can experience pain in their legs, specifically their shins that makes running unpleasant. This pain is referred to as shin splints. What are Shin Splints? Shin splints is pain that occurs in the front side of your lower leg. Shin splints are normally caused by repetitive exercise like running.…

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What is the Raw Food Diet?

07/14/2015 | WellnessHealthy Eating

It seems you cannot go a day without hearing about some new trendy diet. One of the latest entrants is the raw food diet. So, what is the raw food diet, and is it actually healthy for you? It turns out the Raw Food diet isn’t actually new. In the 19th century, some people advocated a “pure” diet that consisted of raw foods as a means to prevent disease. Since that time, popularity of diets that consisted mostly of raw fruits, vegetables, and nuts have ebbed and flowed. In recent…

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