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Four Home Exercises for a Healthy Heart

January 28, 2019

Four Home Exercises for a Healthy Heart 

By Ally Myer

A healthy heart is essential for your body to function. It affects your ability to move with ease, feel energized, and wake up alert. Blood carries oxygen, along with nutrients from the food you eat, fueling your muscles and your other organs. Because your heart is so essential, it’s just as important to keep it healthy....

Holiday Feasting: Take Back the Power

December 7, 2018

Holiday Feasting: Take Back the Power

By Cami Martin

Many people go into the holidays expecting to eat poorly. They surrender automatically and resign themselves to a future of winter weight gain and feeling sluggish. Instead, it’s possible to get out in front of the holidays and set the tone for how you want to feel, throughout December and into the New Year. Here’s how you...

6 Ways to Avoid Holiday Stress

December 5, 2018

6 Ways to Avoid Holiday Stress

By Libby Barrett

Stress during the holidays is common. In fact, it’s even expected. But it’s not something people should just accept. Stress anytime of the year should be held at bay. Here’s what you can do to take the season in stride.

Diabetes Prevention and a Healthy Holiday Kick Off: How to Do Both

November 7, 2018

November kicks off the start of the holiday season – a time of big meals, party buffets, and sweets and treats. But it’s also Diabetes Awareness Month, when we shed extra light on the need to eat right, make good choices, and reduce our risk for diabetes and other health issues. How can we reconcile the two?