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Fit And Fun Health Challenge Begins In NYC May 1st, Get Ready

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The fit and fun health challenge begins in New York City on May 1st. Get ready, people; especially you senior citizens! The challenge is to walk thirty minutes a day every day from May 1st until June 30th. Are you up to it?       The fit and fun program calls for walking 30…

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February Is American Heart Month, Spread The Word

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American Heart Month is recognized this month, nationwide. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Every year, 25% of  deaths are caused by heart disease. But, heart disease can often be prevented if people are educated to make healthy choices and manage their health conditions. Communities,…

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Stress Reduction With Yoga Exercises, It Really Works

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Stress reduction using yoga exercises has been found to be a good way to keep you calm and focused. Yoga exercise is described and explained in the Yoga Sutras, a 2000 year old text from India. Yoga uses breathing techniques, exercise, and meditation to improve your mood and health. It also increases your happiness.  …

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Your Brain Tracks Time And Alzheimer’s Disease, Is There A Connection?

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Your brain tracks time constantly and when you’re involved in an event, your brain immediately records the time, the place, and where it happened. These memories are called episodic memories and can disappear when brain areas responsible for memory formation become damaged or diseased.   Indeed, both Alzheimer’s disease and dementia are conditions in which…

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Psychiatric Symptoms And Alzheimer’s Disease: What’s The Connection?

Psychiatric symptoms such as depression, anxiety, sleep disruption, and loss of appetite, are markers and early catalysts of future Alzheimer’s disease, according to a recent study. And by the time the symptoms of dementia emerge in Alzheimer’s, it is already too late to reverse the disease. Tissue damage is well underway in the brain.   There…

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Lavender Health Benefits, Improves Memory, Strengthens Immune System

Lavender is well known for its beautiful color and pleasing aromatic smell. It is also used as a spice in cooking and on prepared foods. It is a herb native to northern Africa and the mountainous regions of the Mediterranean. In addition, it is grown for its oil, which comes from the distillation of its flower…

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Colds, Some People Get Them Very Often, Why Is That?

Colds are more than a nuisance. Ask anybody. They can incapacitate you to the point where you have a very difficult time getting through the day. Whether it’s at work, at home taking care of the kids, or even trying to get a good night’s sleep.   All of us know of someone who frequently…

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Insomnia, Helpful Tips To Get You Consistent, Healthy Sleep

Insomnia is a chronic condition that affects millions of people around the world. The toll insomnia takes on productivity, relationships, and health is staggering. It especially impacts seniors who may also be suffering from other chronic disease(s) and taking several medications simultaneously. To date, the majority of insomniacs are taking a variety of drugs in…

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Vitamin D, What It Is And Why You Need it For Optimal Health

Vitamin D is called the ‘sunshine vitamin’ since your body produces it in response to sun exposure. You can also get your daily dosage through food and supplements. Vitamin D is important for a number of reasons. It helps protect against a range of conditions such as cancer, type 1 diabetes, and multiple sclerosis. The…

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Eating Healthy This Summer Is Smart, Choose Brown Rice

Eating healthy all year around is important for good health, and even more so during the warm summer months. Tempting high calorie treats such as ice cream, beers, soft drinks, and barbecues call out to us. Of course, have fun but don’t stray too far. Good nutrition is the key to good health. A great…

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