• Healthy Eating

    How probiotics can improve your overall health

    6/3/2015

    Most of us have seen or heard commercials about food and supplements containing probiotics and how their presence can be beneficial to the body. However, few people actually know what probiotics are, how they work to improve health or even where they can be found.

  • Heart and Vascular

    6 summer activities to get your heart pumping

    6/4/2015

    It's summertime—the best time of year to break out of your shell, get outside and discover the world around you. While it might be tempting to spend your free time curled up with a book or the TV this summer, remember that there are a lot of ways to have a good time while staying fit. Here are six fun physical activities that will get your heart pumping.

  • Wellness Awareness

    How to get the vitamin D you need

    6/5/2015

    Vitamin D, also known as the "sunshine vitamin,” keeps your bones healthy by helping to maintain normal calcium and phosphorous levels in your blood. It may also help prevent such diseases as osteoporosis, high blood pressure, cancer, rickets and more.

  • Healthy Eating

    The truth about juice cleanses

    6/10/2015

    You've heard the sales pitch: go on a juice cleanse to lose weight, rid your body of its impurities and jump-start your metabolism. There are a lot of myths floating around about juice cleanses and weight loss, so we're here to help you separate fact from fiction.

  • Healthy Eating

    The health benefits of eating nuts

    6/11/2015

    Nuts can pack a powerful nutritional punch—they’re chock full of vitamins, minerals and beneficial oils. And with such a wide variety to choose from, it’s easy to incorporate nuts in all sorts of delicious recipes, or to simply eat them whole for a healthy on-the-go snack.

  • Health for the Young at Heart

    How overweight seniors can improve their health through weight loss

    6/12/2015

    It’s no secret that in recent decades, the rate of obesity in the U.S. has risen significantly. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than one-third of U.S. adults are obese, leaving them vulnerable to conditions like heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain cancers.

  • Healthy Lifestyle

    Why too much caffeine can harm your health

    6/17/2015

    Caffeine is part of daily life for many Americans. Who doesn't enjoy a nice cup of hot coffee or tea first thing in the morning? Caffeine is also found in many other items, including chocolate and energy drinks, that many of us depend on for a quick jolt of energy. But overloading on caffeine—be it from coffee, tea, colas, energy drinks, chocolates or other sweets—can adversely affect our bodies and our minds.

  • Fitness and Exercise

    Low-impact cardio exercises that put less stress on your joints

    6/18/2015

    Exercise is good for our bodies, great for our dispositions and a necessary component of a healthy lifestyle. But sometimes, exercise can hurt more than it helps.

  • Men's Health

    Why men should put their health first this Father's Day

    6/19/2015

    With Father's Day approaching, now is a great time to talk about healthy lifestyle habits for all men who strive to be active, health-conscious examples not only for their sons, but for the entire family.

  • Health for the Young at Heart

    Mind-boosting habits to keep your brain in shape

    6/24/2015

    It's well known that regular physical exercise and healthy eating habits are imperative to keeping your body in tip-top condition as you age. But what are some ways you can keep your mind as sharp as you get older?

  • Healthy Eating

    What are trans fats, and why are they so unhealthy?

    6/25/2015

    You've probably heard health warnings about trans fats, which are found in many processed and snack foods. But do you know exactly what trans fats are, where to find them and why they are so unhealthy?

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