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Healthy Lifestyle Tips To Help You Live Longer

September 4th, 2013

British researchers have said that the first person who will live to be 150 years old has already been born. If you want a shot at being that person, you need to be living a very healthy lifestyle, which can sometimes be challenging. There are so many products and supplements out there that claim to have the power to increase your life span, but it can be difficult to know if...

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How to Boost Your Diet With Healthy, Fresh Cherries

August 23rd, 2013

There are plenty of in-depth how-to guides out there about incorporating healthy meals or beneficial workout routines into your life, and while these can certainly be helpful, often the best how-to guides are the ones that require the least amount of work. One way you can boost your diet for a healthier, happier you? Eat cherries! Just in time for National Cherries Jubilee...

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Same S'mores, Less Sugar - Campfire Treats for the Diabetic and Dieting

August 23rd, 2013

If you're a diabetic or are looking to cut down on your sugar intake, but still want to engage in the campfire festivities of making s'mores, there are a slew of great options available to you. Here are a few tips for making sugarless s'mores that are just as sweet. Make your own marshmallows Instead of buying your marshmallows, you can easily make your own. Scour the...

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Great Workouts to Improve Your Basketball Game

August 7th, 2013

While working on your jumper, free throw and layup is sure to improve your game, you can also improve your athletic prowess with workouts off the court. Here are a few exercises to get you in shape for the upcoming season. Quickness If you want to juke out your opponent or play tight defense, you need to out-maneuver the other players with your quick feet. IHoops.com...

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Performing a DIY Vision Test

August 7th, 2013

It's a common feeling. You go into a movie theater, and as the lights dim, the images on screen, oddly bright, start to blur. It's called dark adaptation, and it's only one of many eye states that can be tested at home using your computer. Here's a list of some of the most readily available eye tests that can be self-performed, although you should always see an optometrist...

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Ways for Seniors to 'Age in Place' Safely and Independently

August 2nd, 2013

When they retire, most American senior citizens choose to stay within their own communities rather than move to a place with a warmer climate. Less than 5 percent of American seniors age 65 and older reside in a nursing home, according to AgingWithGrace.com.That means the vast majority of elderly citizens have chosen to "age in place," which is living...

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Health Benefits of Music

August 2nd, 2013

Music is a common tool for people who are feeling stressed and want to relax or to get excited for a workout, but it may have additional health benefits as well. For those who play music or who are just fans, music can have many positive effects.Relaxation Music helps many people calm down when feeling stressed. It's common for relaxing music to be played in...

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Staying Fit by Walking

August 1st, 2013

One of the easiest ways to exercise is by walking. It's easy to incorporate into your daily routine and offers a great low-impact exercise for those recovering from surgery or injury. Even those who are already in shape stand to gain something from adding walking to their repertoire. Read more for some tips on how to stay in shape by walking. Why walk? Walking is...

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Why Berries May Be the Next Superfood

August 1st, 2013

From building resistance to clogged arteries that contribute to heart attacks to reducing inflammation that leads to arthritis, berries may be among the healthiest foods that nature has to offer.Berries have long been high on the list of foods with antioxidants, but their broader range of disease-fighting power hasn't been widely known until recent studies began...

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Natural Remedies for Arthritis Pain

August 1st, 2013

Arthritis pain can be a hindrance to many daily activities, but there are some methods to help curb the discomfort from home. These tips may help get you moving again.Hot and cold packs Using ice packs or other cold compresses can help temporarily reduce the pain of an arthritis flare-up, according to WebMD. Applying a cold surface to the arthritis-affected area for 15 to...

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