News & Health Tips

Fall into a Healthier Lifestyle

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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

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‘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

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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

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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

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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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Heart Disease Prevention

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Did you know the month of February is American Heart Month? American Heart Month is dedicated to spreading heart health awareness and promoting a heart healthy lifestyle. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is the number one cause of death in the U.S., taking more than 610,000 lives each year. Although you cannot alter some risk factors of heart disease, such as your family history, sex or age, there are still many prevention steps you can take to protect your heart:

• Exercise regularly. Being active everyday can significantly decrease your risk of developing heart disease. Even if it is only for a mere 30 minutes, set aside time each day for physical activity, such as swimming, walking your dog, hiking the trails or taking a dancing class with friends.

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