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How to Get the Most Health Information During a Doctor's Visit

July 31st, 2013

Asking the right questions during your next doctor's visit could make a big difference in your healthcare. From medications to follow-up procedures, the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality suggests that patients ask a number of questions that help them become proactive in managing their medical needs.Be prepared Start by being prepared to answer questions about...

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Tips for Keeping Full During the Day

July 31st, 2013

Trying to lose weight is hard for many reasons, but feeling full is one of the biggest. Feeling full throughout the day can cut down on excessive snacking. As it turns out, staying full all day sometimes means doing the opposite of what you might think.Fats While it seems like eating fats if the worst idea for people dieting, it can actually keep you full. Woman's Day magazine...

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5 Little-Known Facts About Left Handers

July 31st, 2013

If you're one of the many left handers in the world, you've likely faced challenges when it comes to everything from finding usable scissors to a school desk for writing. However, there's nothing to be ashamed of if you fall into this category! Left handers have many reasons to be proud - don't let your right-handed friends tell you otherwise. Here are some fun...

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How to Prepare for a Hiking Trip

July 31st, 2013

Whether it's your first hike or you're an experienced trailblazer, hiking is a great way to stay in shape and get outdoors. Before you hit the trails, here are some preparations that should be made before every trip.Plan your route It's vital to map out which trails you're planning to hike, even if you know the mountain well. Choose your route with difficulty in mind. Knowing...

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How to Easily Stay Hydrated Throughout the Day

July 30th, 2013

Most people are aware of the importance of drinking water while exercising, but what about during the rest of the day? Even slight dehydration can have serious consequences, and 75 percent of Americans are in a perpetual state of dehydration. When the weather improves with spring, it becomes necessary to increase the amount of water you intake. The following are some tips to...

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How to Choose Healthy Frozen Vegetables

July 30th, 2013

Home cooks don't have to sacrifice taste or nutrition when they choose frozen vegetables for their daily menus. When fresh produce isn't as plentiful during the non-growing season - and scarcity sends prices sky high - frozen produce is an economic and time-saving substitute.Best buys The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recommends that consumers stay away from frozen...

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3 Steps to Give Yourself a Pedicure at Home

July 26th, 2013

If you don't have time to stop by the salon, you're going to need to resort to a pedicure at home, but it doesn't have to be as lackluster as it sounds! Even if you don't know the first thing about giving yourself a pedicure, you can take advantage of a few key tips to ensure that your toes look pretty and perfect. Whether you have an upcoming formal event to...

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Tips for Choosing the Right Gym

July 10th, 2013

If you're planning on using the summer as an opportunity to get in shape, you may be considering joining a gym. Belonging to a gym is a good idea, because even if you tell yourself you're going to jog every morning, it can be difficult to motivate yourself to run outdoors without any training. When you belong to a gym, there will be trainers there to assist you, and...

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Tips for Recognizing Health Scams

July 10th, 2013

Usually, when something seems too good to be true, it is. People should especially keep that in mind when they're choosing health products and services.Fraudulent schemes have been around for hundreds of years, and were the reason why the U.S. Food and Drug Administration came into being with the passage of the Food and Drugs Act in 1906. Patent medicines with...

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4 Ways to Motivate Yourself to Work Out

July 9th, 2013

How many times have you rolled out of bed in the morning and decided to completely skip your morning workout? You're not alone - many people have trouble motivating themselves to hit the gym and exercise. However, you don't have to render yourself hopeless if you have this issue. There are several ways you can motivate yourself to engage in physical activity, improve...

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