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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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The importance of sleep

Many of us don't realize the importance of a good sleep, but our bodies heal during the sleep phase and getting enough good sleep is vital to good health.
Sleep problems, including snoring, sleep apnea, insomnia, sleep deprivation, and restless legs syndrome, are common. Good sleep is necessary f...

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Water: Gulp It Up

Eight glasses of water every day? I hate to say this but I just recently became a fan of water. I mean couldn't stand the taste of faucet water. The taste was kinda chloride tasting which people who lived in surrounding areas seemed to love it! I would take sips But never really had 10 ...

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The Act Of Better Balance

Falling is the most frequent cause of injury among older adults, but improving your balance offers protection.

One-third of older adults fall each year and that number continues to rise. A new study found that over a recent 12-year period, the rate of self-reported falls among seniors has cli...

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A Little Help From Your Friends

Expect The Best. Many relationships take time to mature. Others never fully develop. You need to be patient and trust that your efforts will eventually flourish.

"While we wait for change, fear and frustrations can push us back into the critical and demanding behavior associated with lonel...

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Statins and heart damage!

Many of us in our middle age have been prescribed statin drugs to lower our cholesterol numbers, but although they do reduce the numbers, they do NOT prevent damage to our heart and vessels. The majority of people who use statin cholesterol-lowering drugs are doing so because they believe lowering ...

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A Little Help From Your Friends

One way to avoid the effects of loneliness, is to follow what Dr. Cacioppo calls EASE, an acronym that stands for Extend Yourself, Action Plan, Selection, and Expect the Best. Together they can ensure your relationships are based on your personality and comfort levels. Here is how it works:

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8 Things You Need to Know About Belly Bloat

8 Things You Need to Know About Belly Bloat

By Robin Donovan, Health Writer

Maybe you ate the wrong thing or, on a gotta-get-healthier kick, you ate too much of the right thing (think fiber). Al...

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A Little Help From Your Friends

How can you avoid loneliness? Engaging with more people on a regular basis is the simplest way, but it is not always so easy. The types of relationships you foster can determine if they will inspire the regular interaction you need.

There are three core dimensions to healthy relationships,...

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What Happens to Your Body When You’re Dehydrated

What Happens to Your Body When You’re Dehydrated
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Dehydration is not a simple health issue. Anyone can run out of liquids in their body due to various reasons, so it is important that you always hydrate yourself with water. Read on to learn more about symptoms of dehydration and how to pr...

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A Little Help From Your Friends

Regular interactions lower the health risks linked to loneliness and social isolation.

Everyone goes through bouts of loneliness and isolation, but older adults are most vulnerable.

"Decline in mobility can keep seniors more socially isolated, and a general lack of interest in building...

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