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The gift of volunteering
Looking for a way to give back this holiday season without writing a check? Consider donating the gift of time and service.
Are you prepared?
If you got stranded in your vehicle in the cold, snowy winter weather, would you be prepared?
Building strong, healthy relationships
It's important for couples to make a commitment to their relationship. The relationship has to take priority over career, hobbies, community involvement, personal pursuits, even friends and other family members.
Don't forget safety when decorating for the holidays
Make sure you read these tips before setting up and decorating for the holidays.
Keep your kitchen bacteria free
Your kitchen can turn into a bacteria breeding ground if you're not careful.
Relaxation techniques to control stress
Stress can lead to serious health problems. It can raise blood pressure, increase the risk of heart attack and stroke and speed up the aging process.
5 tips to win the healthy-eating battle with your kids
Getting kids to eat right can be a constant, frustrating battle for parents. These tips can help children develop good lifelong eating habits.
Mindful breathing is healthy, relaxing and beneficial
What do you do about 20,000 times a day, can be done anywhere, is absolutely free and can increase your well-being? Breathe.
Stay healthy while you travel
There are many things that travelers must do before setting out on an adventure. One of the most important tasks to be completed is receiving your immunizations and attending to other medical preparations.
Keep safe this hunting season
With hunting season upon us, it's a good idea to brush up on your firearm safety.
Now is the time to learn more about your family history
If you are like most families, you probably have a shoe box full of black-and-white photos of people that you don't recognize.
Myth: Are natural sweeteners, like honey and agave nectar, better than sugar?
Keep your mind sharp with word puzzles
Just as physical exercise reverses muscle loss and improves function; mental exercise improves mental functions and increases your chance of avoiding memory loss and dementia.
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.
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.
Calories burned walking a flight of stairs
Burn a few calories by taking the stairs whenever you can.
Cash in by going green
Here are some ideas for going green and the estimated savings you could see.
How to become more assertive
Assertiveness is the appropriate expression of thoughts, feelings and opinions that communicate respect for others as well as yourself.
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.
5 daily practices that will help energize you
In a world where everything comes right to us and we have endless opportunities to fill every minute of our day, it can be easy to overlook the task of caring for yourself. Do you remember to take time to fuel yourself up as you bustle through your day?
Enjoy more super foods
Super foods are nutrient-dense foods that contain a plethora of vitamins, minerals and health-promoting properties (antioxidants, phytochemicals, etc.).
Too hot or cold? Don’t adjust the thermostat just yet!
Is your home or office leaving you hot, cold or simply uncomfortable? The next time you crank up the space heater or turn on your fan, find out where the nearest thermostat is located first.
Healthy ways to deal with sadness
Here are some ways to experience normal sadness in healthy ways and to allow this emotion to enrich your life.
Know your numbers
All adults should know their blood pressure numbers just like they should know their weight, cholesterol and blood sugar numbers.
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.
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.
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.
Dreaming of a good night's sleep?
Do you wake up in the middle of the night or too early in the morning? Do you lie in bed for hours trying to fall asleep? Maybe a spouse complains of your snoring and interrupted breathing patterns. If these scenarios sound familiar, it may be time to visit your doctor.At some point in our lives, we've all been stressed out about our finances. Just like other ongoing stressors, financial stress can negatively impact your health and your relationships.
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