Wellness

How to Give the Gift of Fitness 

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Since you can’t give someone the gift of good health, giving them fitness equipment or a gym membership can seem like the next best thing. In some cases this is true. In other cases, a fitness-related gift can backfire spectacularly. If you want to give the gift of fitness, it’s […]

Allergic to Christmas or the Mold on Your Tree?  

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Do you find yourself getting a sinus infection or suffering from allergy symptoms every Christmas? If so, don’t worry. You’re not allergic to the holidays. You may, however, be allergic to dust and mold.   Over 50 different molds have been found to grow on live Christmas trees. When you bring a […]

The Science Behind Relaxing in the Tub 

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We all know taking a bath can help us de-stress, but what is the science behind relaxing in the tub? As it turns out, this simple home remedy may be more complex than we know. Besides wrinkling your toes, soaking in a warm tub can…  Relieve muscle tension and soreness  […]

Gratitude is Healthy

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Both research and common sense tell us that people who practice gratitude are happier. As it turns out, they also tend to be healthier. Writing it Down Makes a Difference The Greater Good Science Center (GGSC) at the University of California, Berkeley, offers a free, online, gratitude journal Gratitude Journal […]

Mental Illness and Holiday Debt 

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Holiday spending is stressful for everyone. There’s too much to do and not enough time to do it. It’s hard to find just the right gift for everyone on our list. Covid-19 and supply chain issues have brought added complications.  To add insult to injury, we have to figure out […]

Refused an Antibiotic? Here’s Why 

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Have you ever seen your healthcare provider and been upset because he or she refused to give you an antibiotic? If so, you are not alone. Antibiotics cure so many diseases that many of us have gotten into the habit of expecting them. When we don’t get what we expect, […]

Lifespan Isn’t Just Diet and Exercise 

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In 2004 researchers identified four areas in the world where people enjoyed significantly longer life spans. In these areas, known as “Blue Zones”, people not only lived longer, they also remained active, healthy and independent longer.   Researchers noticed that a plant-based diet and routine physical activity weren’t the only things that set these communities apart.   Here are some of […]

Walking: The Easy Path to Fitness

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Walking for fitness is easy because it flows from our natural form of locomotion.  The simple act of putting one foot in front of the other can strengthen us to do the things we love. It can also help protect us from disease and premature death.   Walking is Natural  When something is as natural […]