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Healthy habits and tips that prevent disease and keep your mind and body running in tip-top shape.

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MINDFULLY DEHYDRATED ???

Friday was 90 degrees in the shade here.
Where was I? At an OUTDOOR antique fair and sweating (glowing)!
I drank 3 bottles of water during the 2.5 hours of shopping.
Definitely a visit to the loo was in order before the long trip home.(that turned out to be a conditioned response if there e...

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Brain Gain News For Your Noggin

1. Dementia rates are dropping.

The news broke in February. Researchers who had followed roughly 5,200 participants in the Framingham Heart Study since 1975 reported that the incidence of dementia had dropped steadily from 3.6 per 100 people aged 60 or older in the late 1970s to 2.0 per 100...

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What Are Sunscreens?

What Are Sunscreens?

Sunscreens are products combining several ingredients that help prevent the sun's ultraviolet (UV) radiation from reaching the skin. Two types of ultraviolet radiation, UVA and UVB, damage the skin, age it prematurely, and increase your risk of skin cancer.

UVB is ...

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Benefits of Crossword Puzzles

Since they took the U.S. by storm in 1913, enthusiasts have been touting the benefits of crossword puzzles for mental acuity and just good old-fashioned innocent entertainment. In 2006 Wordplay, Patrick Creadon’s documentary about legendary NY Times crossword puzzle editor, Will Shortz was a surpris...

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GETTING HEALTHIER EVER

I have been dealing with weight issues since I was about five or six years old. I have done lots of diets, exercise, and even a medical fast. I have had many levels of success and failure over the years. However, now I believe that I have a grasp on what I need to do to be successful. I have a compu...

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As We All Age..

As we all age we need to take better care of our bodies.. We only have one and when it goes to pot so will you... Getting enough fiber, water and exercise can help in trying to keep ourselves fit and body running like a well running machine.. Some foods that contain fiber are fresh fruits and vegeta...

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Choosing Healthy Fruits and Vegetables

Choosing Healthy Fruits and Vegetables

Once you start to add fruits and vegetables to your healthy eating plan, you'll want to keep eating them. Learn what to look for when choosing produce as part of a healthy diet.


It probably doesn’t surprise you that most Americans don’t eat en...

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Fingernail Health and Happiness

Eyes may be the windows to the soul, but nails can offer an important glimpse into your overall health. It turns out, having strong, healthy nails isn’t just good news for your manicure—unpleasant nail symptoms could also indicate bigger health problems. The nail symptoms you shouldn’t ignore (and w...

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Benefits of Fish Oil

According to a recent study at Harvard University – omega-3 fatty acid deficiency is officially one of the top 10 causes of death in America.

Fish oil benefits are used in the treatment of many health issues including: heart disease, ADHD, anxiety, depression, high cholesterol, inflammatory b...

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Why Fruits and Vegetables Are Vital

Why Fruits and Vegetables Are Vital

Eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables is important for good health. Find out why experts say Mother Nature's bounty packs better nutrients than supplements.


If we are what we eat, then many of us must be tripping all over the place due to a...

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