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Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween

‘Tis the season for pumpkin patches, apple orchards, scary movies, haunted houses and trick-or-treating. Make sure your child has a fun and safe Halloween by practicing these simple safety tips with him or her.

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Fall into a Healthier Lifestyle

Fall

Autumn’s arrival is right around the corner. This year, think of the new season as a clean slate, a fresh start to healthier habits. With these simple health tips, you will have the happiest, healthiest fall ever.

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Staying Safe this Summer

Sunscreen

‘Tis the season of cookouts, ball games, camping trips, lake days, festivals and afternoons spent at the pool. Summer is the prime time of the year for fun under the sun! Ensure this summer is the most memorable one yet by practicing these simple safety tips.

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Healthy Summertime Snacking

Fruit Popsicles

During the hectic, eventful summer months, it is easy to forget about the nutrients our bodies need to stay healthy. This year, make it a habit to avoid summer’s tempting treats such as ice cream sundaes and funnel cakes, and grab something healthier to snack on instead. These nutritious, delicious snacks will keep you happy and healthy all summer long:

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The Health Benefits of Spring Cleaning

Spring Cleaning

Spring has finally arrived, which means flowers are blooming, birds are chirping and the sun is shining! For many of us, it also means it is time to start spring-cleaning: dusting, decluttering and organizing our homes after a long winter. While spring-cleaning has the obvious benefits of organized, more spacious closets, sparkling counter tops and spotless floors, it also has been associated with multiple health benefits:

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Healthier Alternatives to Caffeine

Smoothies

Did you know the United States consumes the highest amount of caffeine, weighing in at 971 tons? According to the Heart Research Funding Organization, a majority of the caffeine we consume is coffee. Caffeine is consumed at least once a meal and not always in beverages. Caffeine can be found in protein bars, chocolate, yogurt and ice cream, candy and even in some waters. Research has found that consuming over 500-600 mg of caffeine a day can lead to a variety of negative side effects, such as insomnia, nervousness, restlessness, irritability, nausea, an accelerated heartbeat and muscle tremors.

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