Guide to a Healthier Cinco de Mayo

Guide to a Healthier Cinco de Mayo

Who doesn’t love an excuse to get together with friends, enjoy delicious foods, and tasty drinks? Cinco de Mayo gives us the perfect reason to go out and have fun.  Mexican food can be healthy; beans, grilled meats, and vegetables are smart choices. On the other hand, fried foods smothered in cheese and sauces coupled […]

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39 Healthy Road Trip Snack Ideas

It’s easy to mindlessly eat while driving or riding in the car, especially if you’re getting your snacks from rest stops and fast food places. However, you don’t have to toss out your normal healthy habits when traveling. Eating healthy on the road all boils down to planning. Bringing your own snacks allows you to […]

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How to Prevent Varicose Veins Naturally

Have you noticed purple or blue veins emerging on the surface of your legs? Those bulging veins are varicose veins, which most experts believe to be caused by weak valves in the veins. When healthy, these valves keep blood moving toward the heart. However, when they become weak, blood pools in the legs, causing veins […]

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9 Things Not to Do When Starting a New Diet

Embarking on a new weight-loss plan can be daunting. There are so many different ideas, theories and diet plans, that it can feel impossible to figure out what works best for you. As if that weren’t enough, some TV shows feature extreme weight losses that are nearly impossible for anyone to achieve in real life. […]

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Resting Heart Rate 101 – What You Need to Know

February is National Heart Month, so it’s time to make sure your heart is healthy. In addition to your blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar, and BMI (body mass index), it’s critical to know your resting heart rate. Your resting heart rate can indicate whether your heart is in good cardiovascular health. According to the CDC, […]

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20 inexpensive ways to treat yourself

20 Inexpensive Ways to Treat Yourself

  Sometimes you need a break from your routine to feel rejuvenated and boost your mood. Treating yourself doesn’t need to involve an expensive night out or a fancy spa day. Inexpensive indulgences can have a big impact on your happiness and well-being. With Valentine’s Day around the corner, spend some time on your self-care […]

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Why You Need a Wellness Plan and How to Create One

A wellness plan is geared toward achieving overall health in all facets of your life. It’s a multi-dimensional look at your well-being. Wellness is defined by Merriam-Webster as the quality or state of being in good health especially as an actively sought goal (lifestyles that promote wellness). A wellness plan takes into consideration your mental, […]

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12 Morning Workout Tips That Are Actually Helpful

The New Year is a great time to reflect and make healthy changes in our lives. Each January, about one in three Americans resolve to better themselves in some way. However, statistics show that less than half of those people actually stick with their resolutions. After one month, only 64% of people stick with their […]

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Easy Ways to Walk 10,000 Steps a Day

Walking can help lower blood pressure, reduce your risk of heart disease, maintain fitness levels, and lead to weight loss. Unlike more complicated exercise programs, walking is inexpensive, easy to do, safe for almost everyone, and you can do it pretty much anywhere. The Surgeon General recommends adults walk at least 10k steps a day […]

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