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Boost Your Brain Power

Boost Your Brain Power Can’t find your keys?  Having trouble remembering the name of the restaurant you were at at last month?  Perhaps you need to improve your brain power.  Better memory, sharper thinking and enhanced creativity are just a few of the benefits of boosting your brain power. Try…
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Don’t Be a Slouch!

“Sit up straight!” Most of us probably had parents and teachers direct that timeless bit of advice to us as children. Well, it turns out that they were on to something! Good posture and how you hold your body is very important for many reasons. Poor posture leads to back…
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Nutrition Labels

If you have a clear understanding of the nutritional value of packaged food that you are considering, you can make healthier choices. Here are a few tips to help navigate Nutrition Facts labels. Start by checking out the Serving Size. The label will identify how many servings are in the…
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Wearable Fitness Technology

Fitness technology has become increasingly popular. Wearable technology has evolved from simple pedometers and wrist watches to devices that connect to the internet or your smartphone for long-term tracking of your fitness data.  Not everyone may need or want to use trackers with sophisticated technology, but even the simple ones…
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Soluble & Insoluble Fiber

When we think about dietary fiber, most of us think primarily about digestive functions. However, consuming foods high in fiber can do a lot more than keep us “regular.” Incorporating plenty of fiber into our diets can lower the risk for heart disease, stroke, some cancers and diabetes, improve the…
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Do You Snore?

Have you been waking up feeling tired?  Do you have trouble concentrating during the day due to fatigue? Does your spouse complain that you are raising the roof with your loud snoring? Snoring is noisy breathing during sleep. As you doze off, the muscles of your throat relax and your…
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Choosing the Right Workout Shoe

Athletic footwear is meant to prevent injury and optimize performance. Decades ago, the sports shoe consumer had very few options other than the all-purpose sneaker. Today’s athletes have hundreds of choices designed for every sport and activity. It is important to find the correct shoe that will match the needs…
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Corn Syrup vs High-Fructose Corn Syrup

Americans love food that tastes good and we find that food and drink companies are adding high-fructose corn syrup as a sweetener to enhance flavors. Why are companies choosing this over other sweeteners?  Is there a difference between corn syrup and high-fructose corn syrup? Why is it that some brands…
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