Fall in Love With Autumn Produce

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Classic fall favorites are filled with antioxidants and vitamins to keep you healthy year-round. THE AMAZING APPLE With more than 2,500 varieties of apples in the United States, it’s a tasty way to get lots of nutrients. Although the varieties range in flavor, nearly all are rich in vitamin C. While some varieties are available year-round, such as Granny Smith, Golden …

Staying Hydrated In The Summer Months

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FEELING TIRED OR hungry? You might simply be thirsty. Our bodies need water to maintain the right temperature, circulate blood, remove waste, and lubricate our joints. We need a lot of water each day because we’re constantly losing precious body moisture—through breathing, urination, and sweating. HYDRATION INDICATORS Staying hydrated is always important, but during hot summer months it requires more attention. …

Moms-to-Be: Take Care of Your Skin

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As summer approaches, women who are pregnant may become especially uncomfortable, experiencing itching and heat rash. Read on to learn a few tricks to soothe your skin.   ONE OUT OF FIVE WOMEN experiences a skin change or problem during pregnancy, according to the American Pregnancy Association. Pregnancy during the summer months may distress your skin in two ways. Heat, sun, …

Staying Fit with COPD

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YOUR CONDITION DOESN’T have to limit your ability to exercise. Do you live with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)? If you do and you can’t remember the last time you routinely exercised, it might be time to re-evaluate your fitness routine, or start a new one. While exercise won’t reverse the effects of COPD, it can improve how you feel and …

Manicures and Pedicures Can Be Good for Your Health

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FEELING GUILTY ABOUT indulging in manicures and pedicures? Don’t! These spa services may actually be an investment in your health. Many manicures and pedicures include massage of the hands and feet, which can  encourage blood flow and moisturizing treatments to improve the condition of dry, cracked cuticles and skin. But these spa services aren’t reserved for women alone. The therapeutic spa …

Control Your Blood Pressure

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DON’T IGNORE HIGH blood pressure or wait to start treatment. High blood pressure, which occurs when your blood pushes harder on your artery walls than it should, can lead to stroke or heart complications. Blood pressure numbers measure the amount of pressure on your heart when it moves blood out (the systolic or top number) and in (the diastolic or …

Fall into Fitness

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COLD WEATHER’S moving in, but that doesn’t mean your workout routine has to suffer. When seasons change, your fitness routine should, too. Learn some smart strategies for exercising this fall. Here are four helpful tips to keep in mind as you set out to exercise this autumn: Have a drink. Always remember to stay hydrated and cool down after exercising, regardless …

Preventive Screenings Are the Best Medicine

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How’s your health? A preventive screening may make it easier to answer that question. Health screenings give you a sneak peek into your well-being, letting you know when adjustments need to be made or when you’re doing a good job of taking care of yourself. Most health insurance plans cover routine preventive care at little or no cost, making it …