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Make Healthy Meal Plans with Yogurt Recipes

May 14th, 2014

What's the key to creating healthy meal plans that contain yogurt? Look for the words "low fat."Too often, people are tempted by the array of fruit-flavored yogurt, some with nut and granola toppings, others with fruit sauce on the bottom. But these versions of yogurt and the denser Greek varieties can be high in sugar content - as much as 26 grams of sugar...

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How to Get the Most Out of Your Walk

May 14th, 2014

Everyone knows how relaxing and refreshing a walk around a park or neighborhood can be - especially if you spend a lot of your day behind a desk. Breaking up the day with a walk can be more than mild exercise, as it may help with stress and with clear thinking.Relaxing exercise and solace A walk provides a perfect time for reflection and introspection. Whether...

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Start Eating a Healthier Diet To Get Ready For Swimsuit Season

May 5th, 2014

It's about that time when you may be thinking of - and possibly dreading - swimsuit season. As much as you love the warm, balmy days of summer, you probably don't look forward to trying on new swimwear. There's a good reason for that, and it's called winter weight.If you're the kind of person who spends most of your time indoors during cold weather, you may...

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Take Steps to Outwit Hay Fever During Early Spring

May 5th, 2014

First comes the itchy nose, then the teary eyes and some sneezing. Thinking it's a cold, you reach for over-the-counter medications to keep it in check. But soon, when the itchiness won't subside, the realization sets in - spring is here and so are your seasonal allergies.Otherwise known as hay fever, spring allergens seem to have a way of knowing when to strike...

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Get More Sleep For Better Health

May 1st, 2014

If you've ever gotten out of bed in the morning feeling as drowsy as you were when you turned in for the night, you're not alone. As many as 40 percent of American adults reported they've had some trouble sleeping, according to research by the National Center for Sleep Disorders Research. Another 10 to 15 percent of adults say they suffer from insomnia...

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Beat the Heat with Homemade Sunscreen

April 30th, 2014

While spring might be fresh in your mind, dreams about warm summer days spent on sunny beaches can begin creeping in without warning. You might catch yourself at work imagining the hot sun beaming down as you lie comfortably on a towel, your skin stinging from the rays. Reaching for a bottle of sunscreen, you yearn to protect your flesh from the dangers of overexposure to...

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Tips for fighting Springtime Allergies

April 30th, 2014

Spring is a beautiful time of year, but for those who suffer from allergies, it can be an unpleasant experience. Try using these tips to help cut down on your exposure and sensitivity to allergens.Remove indoor irritants The inside of your home can actually be much worse than outside in terms of allergies. With so many upholstered and fabric items inside houses, dust and...

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What Causes Snoring and Ways to Prevent it

April 30th, 2014

When you come home from a long day at work, you may be dying for the chance to rest and enjoy a good night's sleep. But if you're a chronic snorer - or you sleep next to one - falling and staying asleep may be a significant challenge. The condition, which may seemingly be considered a simple annoyance by some, could actually have legitimate consequences that extend...

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Are There Really Foods That Burn Fat?

April 28th, 2014

Regardless of what diet you're on, the simple truth is you'll have to eat less and move more to see fat burn away. So should you believe fitness gurus who claim there are foods that burn fat?According to Fit Day, the answer is, "Yes and no." Some foods will indeed increase your metabolism, but diet and exercise still can't be ignored. According to the Fit Day list, there are...

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The Healing Power Of Humor

March 31st, 2014

Humor can be the best medicine - spiritually and physically, according to both new research and old traditions. While everyone knows that a good laugh can help ease the pain of heartbreak or grief, laughing can also help reduce physical pain and reduce stress.Physical benefits A study by researchers in Japan discovered than laughter induced by a Charlie Chaplain movie...

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