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Working Out Doesn’t Have to Be a Drag!

By |2021-05-15T18:07:46-07:00June 24th, 2018|Healthy Living Tips|

You've heard it over and over: You need to exercise, not just to keep your weight in check, but also to strengthen your heart, lower stress, and prevent many diseases. But the idea of logging more treadmill time makes you want to hide in bed with a plate of nachos! Let's face it: Some workouts

One Simple Way to Live a Longer, Healthier Life

By |2021-05-15T18:11:47-07:00June 5th, 2018|Healthy Living Tips|

When you think about improving your health or increasing your longevity, you probably picture yourself taking drastic measures like going vegan or switching to a lower-stress job. But there is actually one very simple way that you can get healthier and add years to your life, and almost everyone can do it. At the European

What Happens to Your Body When You Drink Soda

By |2021-05-15T18:17:33-07:00May 11th, 2018|Healthy Living Tips|

On a hot summer day, grabbing your favorite sugary soda might be your default response to thirst. It seems relatively harmless; after all, it's only liquid, and it's cold and refreshing. But in reality, you're feeding a dangerous cycle of dependency upon sugar, and you're harming your body in the long run. No one is

Two Ways to Reduce Inflammation in Your Body

By |2021-05-15T18:20:43-07:00May 4th, 2018|Healthy Living Tips|

“Inflammation” has become the newest buzzword in the health community, but what does it really mean? Inflammation is your body's way of combating foreign invaders (like germs) and injuries (cuts, scrapes, sports injuries, and so on). It's a normal response in the body, that contributes to healing. However, sometimes your body's inflammation response is triggered

Can You Walk Your Way Into Better Shape?

By |2021-05-15T18:24:39-07:00July 27th, 2016|Healthy Living Tips|

You might often hear of those incredible weight loss stories, in which someone proudly reports that they've 50, 70, or even 100 pounds just by walking. And you might think to yourself, Surely not! There's no way you could lose that much weight simply by walking! That's too easy! We understand why you might find

How to Stop Drinking Soda

By |2021-05-15T18:33:26-07:00July 20th, 2016|Healthy Living Tips|

According to a Gallup poll, 48 percent of Americans drink soda every single day. And among those who do drink soda, the average daily intake is 2.6 glasses of their favorite fizzy beverage. That translates into 364 calories per day, if you're drinking the average 140-calorie soda. For those drinking diet soda, that means quite

Four Signs of Low Blood Pressure

By |2021-05-15T18:37:00-07:00July 13th, 2016|Healthy Living Tips|

When you think of blood pressure, you might think of your Aunt Dorothy who has chronic high blood pressure and needs to take a prescription medication. But low blood pressure can also signal problems, so you shouldn't assume that lower is better! Low blood pressure is often temporary and not a huge concern, but if

5 Ways to Include More Fiber in Your Diet

By |2021-05-15T18:40:07-07:00July 7th, 2016|Healthy Living Tips|

One of the best ways to prevent many chronic diseases is also quite simple: Include more fiber in your diet. Adequate fiber intake can help you avoid heart disease, diabetes, and even certain types of cancer. But most of us focus on calories, fat, and even protein in our food choices, while neglecting to consider

The Trendy Bread That Might be Better for You

By |2021-05-15T18:43:20-07:00June 29th, 2016|Healthy Living Tips|

Bread has earned a bad reputation in the past few years, thanks to low-carb diets and the gluten-free craze.   Is all bread really bad for you, or is it possible to eat bread without breaking the scale or triggering inflammation in your body? First of all, unless a doctor has told you to avoid gluten,

The Truth About Food and Inflammation

By |2021-05-15T18:45:36-07:00June 23rd, 2016|Healthy Living Tips|

Chances are good that you've probably heard a lot of talk about “inflammation” in the past few years. Diet and inflammation are hot topics with researchers who are endeavoring to discover links between food and disease. As we understand more about how the foods we eat impact our long-term health, we can make adjustments to

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