The Mediterranean Diet

zigres/Bigstock.com The Mediterranean diet is a style of eating inspired by the traditional eating habits of denizens of that particular area. It encompasses the cuisines of Greece, Italy, France and Spain. Though the citizens of each country may have slightly…
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Body Language

Yurolaitsalbert/Bigstock.com Body language is an important part of how we communicate. Our facial expressions, posture, eye contact and tone of voice are important clues to the messages we are sending to those around us. Body language is seen as a…
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Vitamin A

kovalnadiya/Bigstock.com Vitamin A is an essential micronutrient. Humans must get micronutrients from diet and the food we eat since our bodies cannot produce vitamins and minerals (for the most part). After being consumed, vitamin A is stored in the liver…
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When To Exercise

Fesenko/Bigstock.com Everyone knows that exercise is a very important component of a healthy lifestyle. Regular workouts help boost heart health, increase strength and balance, and improve endurance. But is there a best time of day to exercise? The answer may…
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Teach Healthy Eating Habits

Marmion/Bigstock.com Every family wants their children to grow up happy and healthy. Parents and caregivers are the biggest influence over childhood experiences. Positive experiences about food early on will help children maintain healthy eating habits for life. Most children and…
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Managing Stress

Pheelings Media S.L./Bigstock.com Stress is one of the body’s natural defenses. It activates our ‘fight or flight’ mechanism whereby our body prepares to confront a danger or retreat to safety. During a stress response, the body produces larger than normal…
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All About Vitamin C

Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is an essential nutrient. Our bodies don’t produce Vitamin C so we need to get it from our diet. A deficiency of Vitamin C can cause symptoms such as fatigue, irritability and weight…
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New Year, Better Health

The start of a new year may have you resolving to make positive changes to your lifestyle. The first step toward change is awareness and once you are aware of behaviors that can have a big impact, you’re on the road to success.…
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Stay Hydrated

Did you know that our bodies are made up of about 60% water? Our blood itself is about 90% water. Our bodily systems are basically created with water and water is the medium for many different reactions that occur in…
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Importance of Good Posture

As technology has become ever more pervasive in our daily lives, we spend countless hours looking at various devices. Many spend 40 or more hours a week sitting at a desk. Is it any wonder that many of us suffer…
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