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How to Cope with Less Daylight

By Eric Endlich, PhD Unless you live near the equator, you experience fewer daylight hours in the winter, which can mean difficulties with sleep, energy and mood. What strategies work best? Unless you live near the equator, you experience fewer

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Winterize Your Exercise

Don’t let chilly, dark days dampen your fitness goals. Your body needs year-round exercise, so start booking activities on your calendar every week. Try something new and have fun: Pool classes provide a perfect warm-up plus excellent exercise routines, including

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Staying Sane This Time of Year

Whether you have holiday plans or not, everyone faces pressure this season. Traffic, packed stores and social obligations can affect your health. Soothe body and mind 8 ways: 1. Calm your body and mind. Deep breathing, yoga and meditation reduce

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Don’t Let Your Health Take a Holiday

The busy season ahead can quickly lead to a hectic schedule. To lessen your stress, maintain energy and avoid getting sick, treat yourself well: Take time for basic needs. That means 7 to 9 hours of quality sleep and 3

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7-Step Strength Training

Muscle workouts are key to maintaining everyday strength as we age. Strength and resistance training can help reduce body fat; protect bones, tendons and ligaments; and enhance your overall well-being.  Don’t like rigorous exercise? A simple muscle routine at home

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Take Politics Out of Family Gatherings

When relatives gather for the holidays, something other than delicious food may be served up — political discussions. According to a Pew Research Center survey, 60% of Americans polled don’t mind political talk at family gatherings. However, 40% said they

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Let’s Talk Turkey

By Cara Rosenbloom, RD Succulent turkey is the perfect lean protein, filled with B vitamins, selenium and zinc. Is turkey on your holiday menu? These great tips will help you cook it perfectly. If you’re buying a whole bird, you’ll

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Diabetes: Facts and Myths

Diabetes is a complex disease that affects your body’s primary source of energy — glucose (sugar). By far, the most common form of diabetes is type 2. It’s caused by resistance to the hormone insulin, which is needed to get

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How’s Your Immunity?

You know your body’s immune system is working right if you rarely get sick, you get well after being sick, and your wounds generally heal without getting infected.  But a weak or overactive immune systemcan lead to chronic allergies, asthma

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The Social Media Diet

Social media is an integral part of modern-day life. We use it for entertainment, learning, business and personal communication.  But when social media use is habitual and interferes with your home life, your ability to stay on task at work

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