Healthy Living

How to Make This Thanksgiving the Most Memorable

November 26, 2020 / Comments Off on How to Make This Thanksgiving the Most Memorable

The menu is decided, the table set, and centerpieces arranged. You even set your alarm so you won’t miss your favorite TV traditions. And while turkey, football, and the classic Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade may be your holiday go-to’s, you might be looking for some new ways to make this year extra special. Here are…

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How to Handle Halloween Candy Overload

October 29, 2020 / Comments Off on How to Handle Halloween Candy Overload

Halloween is such a fun season. The costumes, the tricks, and yes, the treats. Even for the most sugar-loving of parents, the explosion of candy after a night of trick-or-treating can feel tough to manage. You may be asking yourself: Should I set limits on how much my kids can eat? Or do I let…

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5 Surprising Facts to Know About Your Liver

October 15, 2020 / Comments Off on 5 Surprising Facts to Know About Your Liver

When you think of your liver, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? For many, it’s all those heavy nights of drinking. Or maybe it’s just that nagging feeling that your liver needs a good detox. Either way, this superhero organ does much more than just filtering out your lifestyle indulgences and toxic exposures.…

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Why Should You Have Family Downtime?

October 1, 2020 / Comments Off on Why Should You Have Family Downtime?

In a world that now feels so long ago, countless outside activities competed for you and your family’s attention. Family time was often just a quick hello or catching-up over text. And then came 2020. We’ve all felt the challenge of having to slow down. For some of us, perhaps it was a welcomed change…

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Regular Blood Testing: Getting the Real Score of Your Wellness Game

September 17, 2020 / Comments Off on Regular Blood Testing: Getting the Real Score of Your Wellness Game

You get your rest. You practice mindfulness. You watch what you eat and you exercise. That should be enough to ensure your health and well-being along the journey of life, right? Right. Well, almost right. There is one more thing you can do that can impact how well you navigate your health: Have your blood…

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The Happiness Factor: 5 Ways to Get More of It

July 9, 2020 / Comments Off on The Happiness Factor: 5 Ways to Get More of It

We all strive to be "happy and healthy," yet both can be elusive and even subjective. How one person describes their level of happiness might seem snooze-worthy to someone else. So how do we figure out what really makes us happy? And what is happiness anyway? First, let's start with a simple definition. Happiness is…

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Composting 101: Tips to Make Composting Easy

June 25, 2020 / Comments Off on Composting 101: Tips to Make Composting Easy

Have you ever considered putting your food scraps to good use by composting them? It’s not as complicated as you may think. Composting is an economical way to recycle food and plant waste and provide a little extra TLC to your garden. How to get started First, decide on the type of container to use.…

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Three Strategies for Better Sleep

June 11, 2020 / Comments Off on Three Strategies for Better Sleep

Next to the benefits of a healthy diet, sleep is one of the most essential requirements for maintaining optimal physical and mental wellbeing. Individuals who have normal and consistent sleep patterns benefit from increased longevity, improved brain health, higher HDL levels, and healthy blood sugar levels. This is no big surprise because sleep restores you…

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EMF Exposure in Your Home

May 28, 2020 / Comments Off on EMF Exposure in Your Home

Most of us depend on modern technology to simplify our lives. Think of electronic key fobs that unlock our car doors and Wi-Fi-enabled security cameras that keep us feeling safe.  Although convenient, our dependence on these devices comes with a price. And unfortunately, it’s a high price entirely invisible to the naked eye. EMFs or…

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It’s Time to Let the Sunshine In!

May 14, 2020 / Comments Off on It’s Time to Let the Sunshine In!

Did you know that the average house collects a shocking 40 pounds of dust per year? Dust is more than just the thin layer of dirt you see accumulating on your dining room table. Common household dust contains a variety of particles, many of them microscopic, including airborne bacteria that can actually make us sick.…

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