You know the filter in your furnace only lasts three months before it gets clogged with cat hair, and you're diligent about getting the oil in your car changed every 3,000 miles. But do you pay attention to all the recommended tune-ups and mainte... Read more
If you've never really had a severe problem with your complexion (making your friends green with envy), then consider yourself pretty lucky. Soap and water have always done the trick for you, so you’re probably well past the age of needing... Read more
In this short video, Coach Nicole fills you in on an easy trick that will help you stay on the right path to achieving your health and fitness goals!
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Starting a healthy lifestyle might seem overwhelming at first, but taking it one step at a time can make your new habits much more manageable. Use these 30 tips to keep moving in the right direction.
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In this short video, Coach Nicole gives tips on how to imrove your posture in just five simple stretches.Help us Spread the Spark by sharing this video with your friends. You can also rat... Read more
Lately I gained about 10 pounds (from 130 to 140, 5"9 - right now I'm 38-26-40). Two weeks ago I decided to get back on track since I registered for my second half-marathon this upcoming autumn.
I'm not counting calories since I want to adopt a... Read more
I'm not sure if this the best place to report bugs. But, there's a bug with the Health News articles which has remained unfixed for a long time now (over a year?). So, I thought I'd point it out since it should be very easy to fix. When you're in an... Read more
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There is now an epidemic of Lyme Disease. Many people have Lyme and are not aware of it,
For example, it has been found that most forms of MS are actually caused by Lyme.
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“10 minutes until cupcakes!” was the call from my boss’ office this morning, as the clocked ticked down to morning tea. My mouth salivated in anticipation while my thoughts rushed to “No no no…you had such a great workout this morning…don’t undo your... Read more
Publix Pharmacy offers FREE diabetes screenings in partnership with CholestCheck, a health screening services company. Sign up for free diabetes newsletter and see optional screening tests (such as cholesterol and thyroid tests) are available for pur... Read more
We had trouble with neighborhood cats spraying our screens on our screened in porch until we sprinkled cayenne pepper on the area in front of the screens. We are hopeful they won't come back!211... Read more
With health care cost rising at an alarming rate, having a list of common screening tests to ask your health care provider about may help keep you on the path of healthy living. While many of these tests are not diagnostic in nature, they do allow yo... Read more
Being healthy is about far more than the number on your scale. Just because you lost weight and look fabulous does not guarantee you're healthy on the inside. As a physician, I have seen many people who are thin and look healthy, but are ac... Read more
My health insurance company offers this wonderful benefit of a wellness program. We do various wellness activities in order to get points. If I earn 300 points before August 31st, I get 300 dollars off of my premium for next year.
So today they... Read more
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