Make Every Month Heart Health Month

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February is American Heart Month, but heart health is really a global issue; after all, we've all got hearts and these days, we all do things that put our health in peril, in the form of heart disease, stroke, heart attacks and other life-threatening conditions. Your heart deserves to be treated well every month of the year, but let's get started during...

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A Deadly Way to Manage Your Pain

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You're probably aware of the opioid crisis by now, notably the fact that for years, opioids have been overprescribed, overused and abused – with deadly consequences. Here's one consequence you may not be aware of: Opioid users are significantly more likely to be involved in fatal car crashes than non-users. Let's look at the latest evidence suggesting...

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Interval Training Best for Weight Loss?

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Jogging at the same pace for hours and frustrated that you're not losing the weight you hoped you'd lose? Try mixing your speed up and see what happens! Interval training – bursts of high-intensity exercise interwoven with recovery periods – appears to increase weight loss compared to training at a consistent intensity. Case in point: a review study...

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Time for a Little "Me Time"

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At what point did your life become more about everyone else – work, family, etc. – and far too little about you? It's OK to be selfish when it comes to your health; after all, if you lose your health, you won't have the ability to do all the things you do for all the people in your life. So take a little "me time" with these tips to get away from your...

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Optimize Your Mental Health With the Power of Nutrition

Exercise and proper diet are considered the hallmarks of physical health, helping people lose weight, build lean muscle, enhance their athletic performance and reduce disease risk. But wait: Quality of life isn't just about the physical; your mental health is important, too. Fortunately, exercise and nutrition can optimize the mental side of the...

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Even Toddlers Get Too Much Screen Time

We've spoken at length about the amount of time adolescents, teens and yes, adults spend consumed with "screen" activities - television, computer / laptop, tablet and mobile phone. We've also talked about some of the health risks associated with excessive use, particularly in children, including musculoskeletal pain, lower test scores and even expression...

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