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Happy Thanksgiving to Everyone!

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Hope everyone’s having a great turkey day, and spending some quality time with their family.

If there were ever a day to cheat on your diet, this is it. Feel free to stuff your face with turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, corn, green beans and other goodies. Just try not to over do it on the butter, gravy and salt — this will at least keep it easy on your heart.

Go Lions!

New Years Resolutions are in Full Effect: Time for Weight Loss

Welcome to 2010 everyone! Hope you had a great holiday season and are enjoying the new year. No doubt that many of you have already decided on, or began working on, your new years resolution. As most people know, losing weight, getting healthier, working out more and other related resolutions are usually at the top of most people’s list. That’s certainly great to set a goal to lose weight or get healthier this year, but don’t shoot for a star that can’t be reached. Read More…

Check Your BMI to Gauge Your Body Fat Content

Your BMI, or body mass index, is a fairly accurate measurement of your body fat. It can be used by doctors to assess someone’s body fat content and whether or not they fall within a healthy range. BMI is calculated in its most basic form using simply your height and weight. There are other factors that may affect your BMI results as described below, but in general you can get a good measure of your body fat using a BMI chart. You’ll find a free BMI calculator at the bottom of this post that you can use to check your BMI.
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Cuisinart CleanWater Countertop Filtration System WCH-1500 Review

Cuisinart CleanWater wch-1500When it comes to healthy drinks, water is by far at the top of the list. The problem, however, is that tap water isn’t always free of toxins and chemicals when you drink it. The scientific journal Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology recently reported that an estimated 19.5 million people in the U.S. get sick each year due to drinking tainted tap water (NYTimes), and often times people don’t even realize that it’s water that’s making them sick. One way to solve this problem is through water filtration, so I decided to do a full review of the new Cuisinart CleanWater Countertop Filtration System (WCH-1500) to see if it’s worth looking into. Here are my results… Read More…

Sleep Apnea Affects More Than Just Sleep if Left Untreated

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(Reuters) A recent study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine of Australia suggests that people with untreated sleep apnea may be at a much higher risk for being involved in a traffic accident due to the effects of being drowsy behind the wheel. The research consisted of 38 sleep apnea sufferers and 20 healthy individuals who took part in several driving tests under various conditions. It’s estimated that 1 out of every 15 Americans suffers from sleep apnea, which is a disorder that causes you to have trouble sleeping, and so these new findings are rather alarming and should be taken seriously. Read More…

Spices Help to Improve Skin Care with Powerful Antioxidants

Taking better care of your skin can be as easy as reaching for your spice rack at home. Many spices contain antioxidants that help to heal the effects of sun damage, reduce inflammation and several other positive effects. According to Yahoo Health’s expert for skin conditions Leslie Baumann, M.D., There are many antioxidants in your kitchen, including olive oil, safflower oil, red wine green tea and of course many different types of spices. The key is to implement these antioxidants into your daily food intake as part of a healthy diet.
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The Five Best Preventative Strategies to combat Cancer

According to the NCI (National Cancer Institute) fact book heart disease (32.1%) and cancer (23.4%) are the two most common causes of death in the United States. According to the book Cancer Statistics (1999), in the USA alone over 1500 people die each day from cancer-related causes. The four major functional systems or areas in the body that can be affected by cancer include: The Genital System, Digestive System, Respiratory System and the Breast. These systems/areas account for more than 60% of new cancer cases each year and more than 55% of cancer related deaths annually.
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Adults Fear Diabetes, Yet They Do Nothing to Prevent It?!?

In today’s society where diabetes is one of the most common chronic diseases around – mostly due to being overweight or obese – most adults admit to fearing the potentially deadly disease but more often than not, they go on to say that they do nothing to prevent getting the disease in the first place! These findings were recently reported by the American Diabetes Association who commissioned a survey in February and March of this year, which consisted of 2,516 U.S. residents at least 18 years old.overweight_biker at risk of diabetes Read More…

7 Unconventional Tips to Get Heart Healthy

This is a guest post by DENA WHITE who is a freelance writer and covers topics such as nurse assistant and medical careers, health care topics, and more.
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The human heart is a valuable organ. It is our source for love, life and vitality. Keeping your heart healthy involves taking care of not just your body, but your mind and spirit as well. Obviously, eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly and not smoking are vital to having a healthy heart. However, there are a few unconventional tips that you can use to get heart healthy, too. Read More…

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