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Always First To Catch A Cold? 6 Possible Problems.

Posted by Anne Davis on

  Cold and Flu season is not just coming fast-- it's already (a-chew!) here... and it's a bummer.  While it's true that some of these habits are rather ingrained in many of us, it's important to start changing your ways now, before the sneezy season is really in full swing.  In a nutshell, focus on changing these 5 habits-- asap: 1. You're Not Washing Your Hands Enough It's hard to wash your hands too much during this season. Wash your hands well- for 20 seconds at least- and often, especially after touching shared objects such as pens in the office...

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The MIND Diet: 9 Foods That Might Help Protect You From Alzheimers

Posted by Kathryn McNeely on

Another diet is all the rage, but losing weight isn't the goal this time- gaining years of cognitive health is.  The MIND diet is a combination of  the Mediterranean and DASH diets, and stands for Mediterranean-Dash Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay. Researchers recently followed over 900 women and men for nearly 5 years, studying their diets and their cognitive decline (or lack there of).   The findings?  The researchers found that the DASH diet reduced Alzheimer's Disease (AD) by 39%, the MIND diet by 53% and the Mediterranean diet by 54%. Studies also showed a vast difference in results between participants who followed the diet...

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5 Healthy Habits to Boost Your Metabolism

Posted by Erin Silva Winston on

Most people know that our metabolisms slow with age-- but did you know that the average woman gains one and a half pounds per year?  A little math tells us that is about 40 lbs by the age of 50.  But staying healthy, fit, and feeling good won't come from food deprivation-- instead, focus on these 8 tricks to keep your metabolism healthy and active.    1. Eat Enough While we all tend to focus on not eating too much, it's very important to eat enough.  Under-eating will cause your body to put the breaks on your metabolism, slowing down...

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Move Over PB&J: 5 Lunch Ideas For Picky Young Eaters.

Posted by Erin Silva Winston on

Rice and Tuna Salad Rolls- Sushi conneseurs: does this sound weird?  A former skeptic myself, I must say, this is a delicious lunch that allows you to skip the raw fish sitting out for hours in a cubby by substituting canned tuna.  Kids love it as it's fun and not messy to eat.  Kids won't do the tuna?  Stick with avocado, cucumbers, or egg instead. Roll it into an easy ball and tuck it into a lunchbox.  Fancy Bagels with Fancy Sides Using only half a bagel and cream cheese, increase your kids colorful foods by making side shine in...

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5 Morning Habits That Make For A More Productive Day

Posted by Erin Silva Winston on

I don't know anyone who wishes she was more productive out there, do you?  Ok, maybe not.  Research shows that as the day goes on, we lose two things: self control and energy.  This loss of self control and energy causes us to become less productive as the day goes on, and makes our morning hours essential to a good work day.  How to maximize our efficacy during the morning is therefore important to our overall productivity. Here is a list of healthy morning habits that we found help us get the most done in the morning.  Give it a...

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