Health And Fitness

Holiday Health
1 DECEMBER 2014

Boosting Your Holiday-Season Immune System

Have a Happy, Healthy Holiday! Everyone want to enjoy their holiday season. It’s an exciting time full of shopping, gifts, food, and fun! For many of us it is an opportunity to see the family members we miss most and to enjoy time spent making great memories. But with all the visits and trips, your […]

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Skin Month
1 NOVEMBER 2014

November is National Healthy Skin Month!

Take Care of Your Skin! The skin is the body’s largest organ and is responsible for much of the body’s outer protection, so why not take good care of it? With winter approaching, many of us will be facing the challenge of dry, cracking skin as the cold moves in and the moisture in our […]

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Acupuncture for Balanced Energy
17 OCTOBER 2014

Acupuncture for Balanced Energy

An Age Old Holistic Helper Acupuncture is a component of traditional Chinese medicine that is practiced by the insertion of very thin needles into the skin at strategic points. For the Chinese, it is a treatment that evolved to align the body and mind and to regulate the flow of energy through the body, creating […]

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High Cholesterol Health
15 SEPTEMBER 2014

Be Heart Healthy, Avoid High Cholesterol

September is National High Cholesterol Education Month! According to the CDC (or Center for Disease Control and Prevention), 71 million adults suffer from high cholesterol and only one third of them have the condition under control. To make matters even worse, high cholesterol, like high blood pressure raises the likelihood of life-threatening conditions such as […]

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Tai Chi – An Alignment of Body and Mind
1 AUGUST 2014

Tai Chi – An Alignment of Body and Mind

Align your body and mind through gentle movement. To some, the difference between Tai Chi and Yoga might appear to stop at the name, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. While both practices strive towards similar goals, they have vastly different principles and benefits for their user. Tai Chi was developed in China […]

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16 JULY 2014

This July, Take Control of UV Safety

July is UV Safety Month! As summer comes to a peak, beach days are frequent and you – and many others – are taking advantage of the lovely warmth and the beautiful oceans. A bad sunburn can ruin a good vacation with your family, so it’s important to take steps to prevent them. There are […]

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3 JUNE 2014

Inside Aromatherapy

As you’re reading this article, take a moment to think. Do you have a favorite scent? Everyone does. Maybe it’s coconut, or the scent of fresh cut grass. These smells are most often associated with positive memories and can usually help invoke certain feelings of positivity in those who admire them. Aromatherapy uses this idea […]

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2 MAY 2014

May is High Blood Pressure Education Month

As you might have heard, May is National High Blood Pressure Education Month! Here in the United States, there is an epidemic on the rise. According to the American Heart Association (Or AHA), 77.9 million – that’s one in every three – adults suffer from high blood pressure. According to the Center for Disease Control […]

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14 APRIL 2014

Two Variations on Traditional Yoga Worth Trying

With the buzz about celebrities and their yoga obsessions, it’s likely you know by now about the many health benefits that the long-term practice of yoga may bring. What you might not know is that there are other variations to the yoga classes offered in your neighborhood fitness center, all with their own added bonuses. […]

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Oral Health
11 MARCH 2014

Oral Health Impacts Overall Health

Oral Health Concerns in U.S. Poor oral health is often overlooked when assessing our overall health, even though studies show that oral health might contribute to a variety of diseases and health conditions. Despite efforts to educate the public on this health risk, a significant number of people in the U.S. have gum disease or […]

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