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Find balance between work and family
As a working parent, you face the challenge of trying to succeed at two full-time jobs-work and family. People often get so wrapped up in work and children, they forget to take care of themselves and their relationship with a spouse or partner.
Gardening feeds the body and soul
Gardening is one of Wisconsin's most popular leisure activities. If you've never gardened, the first thing you need to know are the main ingredients for successful gardening-sunshine, soil and water.
Experience the many benefits of massage
Everyone knows that an occasional massage makes you feel great, but did you know massages also improve your overall health and well-being?
Is this really healthy? Debunking health food myths
In today's health-conscious society, the words "diet," "low carbs" and "low fat" are hard to avoid. But, these so called "health" foods are only beneficial if you use them in the right way.
Don't let allergies spoil your spring
Spring has sprung, so that means green grass, blooming flowers and all the sniffles, sneezes, stuffy noses, coughing and itchy eyes that go along with seasonal allergies.
10 tips to keep your stress under control
One major factor in feeling stressed is our perception that we've lost control. Some tips to try to maintain that control can be simple.
Ways to keep guilt from eating away at you
We have all had moments in our lives when we were not feeling particularly proud of something we have done. The feelings that go along with these types of transgressions can be incredibly painful to bear.
Strengthen your work team through continuous learning
When a work group is open to new opportunities for learning, there is always a positive impact on the team as a whole.
The 10 essentials - How to be prepared for emergencies
Accidents happen. You can't prevent them, but you can be prepared for them.
Calories burned walking a flight of stairs
Burn a few calories by taking the stairs whenever you can.
Four-legged friends offer beneficial therapy
Coping with an illness or a life-changing event can be challenging for children and adults. While dogs provide companionship to their owners, they can also provide healing and comfort through pet therapy to patients.
Eat right when money is tight
There is a common misconception that eating healthy foods is more expensive, but eating healthy on a budget isn't as difficult as you might think.
Making the healthy choice
We all know that to live well we need to eat well, meaning "make the right choices," but not all of us know how to do this.
Cash in by going green
Here are some ideas for going green and the estimated savings you could see.
Rules for a fair fight
The main purpose of a discussion when there are two people arguing is to have the other person understand your opinion and your feelings.
Uncover your six-pack
A big myth is that ab exercises are all you have to do to get that six-pack. But, the key to toned abs is the combination of strength exercises, aerobic activity and proper nutrition.
Enjoy more super foods
Super foods are nutrient-dense foods that contain a plethora of vitamins, minerals and health-promoting properties (antioxidants, phytochemicals, etc.).
How to become more assertive
Assertiveness is the appropriate expression of thoughts, feelings and opinions that communicate respect for others as well as yourself.
Breaking through a weight-loss plateau
You've started making healthy lifestyle changes, eating well, exercising and seeing those numbers move on the scale. And then it happens... the dreaded weight-loss plateau.
What is spirituality and is yours healthy?
Spirituality is tough to understand. It can be confused with religion or it's often based on what we do.
Make your bedroom really relaxing
Want to retreat to a completely relaxing space? Here are some tips that may help.
Make your relationships more meaningful with rituals and traditions
Rituals are important in our lives because they often use symbols to pass on meaning and identity.
What should I do for lunch?
When you're trying to eat healthfully, preparing meals at home is your best bet.
Long-term stress can even rewire the brain, leaving you more vulnerable to anxiety and depression. Now is the time to start your own relaxation practice and make it a priority in your life.
10 tips to restart your exercise habit (and keep it going)
Do you find yourself less motivated to exercise lately? Follow these steps to get you back into the habit.
Sleep for better health
Most adults need 7 to 8 hours of sleep each night. If you are having trouble sleeping, make changes to your routine to get the sleep you need.
Realistic goals are key in sticking to healthy resolutions
Many times, people will make unrealistic goals that make it difficult to stick with them. Here are a few things you can do to make sure you're able to stick to your plan.
7 ideas to become a happier, healthier you
Studies have shown happy people tend to get many positive benefits in life. The benefits include living longer, having better health, bouncing back from difficult events faster, being able to solve problems more quickly, and being helpful to other people.
Walk your way to better health
If you've been "hibernating" through winter with little exercise, here are some tips to help you ease into a walking routine that can benefit your health.
Maintaining the man machine
Men, on average, see doctors about 28 percent less than women do, but it's not because they are healthier and require fewer visits.
Abs, hips and gluts...oh my!
Exercising and strengthening your abs, hips and gluts, will improve your overall stability, reduce back pain, improve hip mobility (especially important for climbing stairs or even getting out of bed) and improve overall energy.
Smart snacking for kids
Fiber from whole grains, fruits and vegetables provides lasting energy, while protein promotes a greater feeling of fullness, keeping hunger at bay.
How to deal with a workplace bully
When the behavior is unreasonable and offends or harms you, then workplace bullying exists and should not be tolerated.
The twist on trash
Have you ever thought about the amount of trash you create? According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Americans created an average of 4.43 pounds of trash per person, per day, in 2010.
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