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3 Overlooked Causes of Stress and How to Eliminate Them

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Stress is a buzzword in health and wellness circles these days, as research and experience provide increasing evidence of the profound life and health consequences. Whether work-, home-, relationship- or just plain life-related, stress can weigh us down and impact every aspect of our existence. Combating stress before it starts is key to managing it,...

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A Little (Good) Fat Goes a Long Way

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For years, we were taught to avoid all fat at all costs if we wanted to maintain a healthy weight and avoid cardiovascular disease and other health scares. But times they are a changin', and research is supporting the value of healthy fats for promoting longevity. Case in point: a recent Harvard-led study that suggests eating more mono- and...

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Take the Isometric Challenge

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Has your workout program been in a downward spiral lately? Have you been doing less and less physical activity? Are the once pain-free activities now causing increased pain? If so, you might want to resume your workouts with isometric exercise.

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Sunscreen Done Wrong (and Done Right)

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You're prepped for another glorious day outdoors, which means your ready-to-go bag includes sunscreen. But will you end your day with a nasty sunburn that could eventually increase your chances of developing skin cancer, among other consequences? It all depends on whether you're applying that sunscreen correctly.

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Low Fat vs. Low Carb & the Power of Protein

A science-based website recently posted a nice summary of 23 randomized, controlled trials from peer-reviewed journals pitting low-carb diets against low-fat diets. The conclusion was that the debate is over: Low-carb diets are more effective than low-fat diets for weight loss.

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Secrets on Longevity From Our Oldest Old

Recently, I was leaving the Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, where I teach about aging well in my geriatrics class. National Public Radio (NPR) is my jam, and as I tuned in for my NPR "fix," I heard a story about an Italian village along the Mediterranean Sea called Acciaroli. Perfect! Right up my alley!

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