Why Proper Hand Washing Matters & How to Practice It

Reading Time: 3 minutes Proper hand washing is an act many of us take for granted. As kids, we were taught to wash our hands after going to the bathroom, before eating dinner, etc. But it’s easy to get lazy in this area and forget why good hand hygiene is so important—especially during winter months. Let’s look at why proper hand washing really matters … Read More

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Mindfulness Techniques to Navigate the Holiday Season

Reading Time: 4 minutes Much of the end of the year (and beginning of next year) is dedicated to holiday-related activities. And while this season can be full of love and cheer, it can also be a lot to handle. From being around many people to planning for travel and gifts, it’s often hard to stop and breathe. During this time, it’s helpful to … Read More

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5 Life-Saving Reasons to Quit Smoking Now

Reading Time: 3 minutes Over 15 out of every 100 American adults currently smoke cigarettes, and 18 million are living with a disease related to smoking, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Smoking is also the #1 cause of preventable diseases and death, leading to about one in five deaths each year. Clearly, smoking doesn’t do any favors for your chances of … Read More

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Keep Your Bladder Healthy for Life

Reading Time: 3 minutes November is Healthy Bladder Month. Not a particularly exciting topic and most people don’t actively talk about their bladder health. The truth is, it’s very important! Your bladder supports you by moving waste (urine) from your body every day. If something goes wrong with the bladder—which is especially more common as you get older—it can largely impact your life. The … Read More

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How to Keep Your Skin Healthy All Year Long

Reading Time: 3 minutes Your skin is your largest organ—and the most visible one. Are you keeping it healthy? Just like the rest of your body, your skin needs regular attention and care. With November being National Healthy Skin Month, it’s a great time to share the following healthy skin care tips to help you maintain a healthy epidermis today while preventing unnecessary damage … Read More

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5 Lifestyle Changes That Can Help Depression

Reading Time: 4 minutes Millions of Americans live with a mental health condition like depression. While there is no substitute for getting professional help for your mental health concerns, there are several lifestyle changes for depression that can support your body and mind during a difficult time. Lifestyle Changes for Depression or Low Mood The mind-body connection is strong. Nourishing one aspect of your … Read More

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5 Tips for Healthy Lungs

Reading Time: 3 minutes Every moment, your lungs are working for you, bringing oxygen into your body and removing carbon dioxide waste. Breathing is what keeps our cells working—breaking down nutrients and creating the energy our bodies need to function. This is why healthy lungs are so vital to a healthy body: they literally keep us going! Chances are, you don’t think much about … Read More

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The Best Foods and Exercises for Your Bones and Joints

Reading Time: 3 minutes Bone and joint conditions are the most common reason for severe chronic pain and physical disability in the world.[1] Hundreds of millions of people are affected by problems related to bone and joint health (also known as musculoskeletal health), and they become more prevalent as we get older. Bone and joint issues can happen for a variety of reasons, but … Read More

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Breast Health: What You Need to Know

Reading Time: 3 minutes October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is all about breast health. Most women probably don’t think too much about this day-to-day—but it’s an important topic. Breasts come in all shapes and sizes, and you can expect them to change throughout your life. Knowing what’s normal and what needs a second look can help you stay healthy and reduce your … Read More

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5 Health Numbers to Know for a Healthy Heart

Reading Time: 3 minutes Every second, your heart is pumping blood through your body to keep you alive and well. Since you usually can’t feel your heart beating as you move throughout your day, it’s easy to forget just how hard it works for you. But like with every part of our body, a healthy heart matters. Knowing the most important factors in heart … Read More

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