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Health updates

September 17, 2012

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The following is information regarding antibacterial cleaners, starving Americans, and ethanol and hunger. Antibacterial hand cleansers A new study published on the Environmental Science & Technology Research Web site found that triclosan, a widely used ingredient in antibacterial hand sterilization products, combines with chlorine in tap water to make chloroform, a toxic chemical and a […]

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10 winning weight-loss tips from a big loser

September 6, 2012

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by Jennette Fulda —  Statistics on obesity in this country are staggering. Our nation is suffering from high incidences of obesity-related diseases while we are bombarded with super-sized portions at restaurants and, simultaneously, a multitude of fad diets. The messages are confusing at best and have made my shedding nearly 200 pounds in three years […]

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Finding inner peace

August 24, 2012

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by Kathy Balland —  Do you know someone who is living life in a way that is detrimental to their health? They may be using drugs, alcohol or some other form of artificial gratification to deal with their stress. Not only is this type of gratification temporary, the use of these substances can have a […]

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Children, fitness and you

July 28, 2012

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by Heather Demeritte —  Did you know the National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has revealed the alarming statistics that 17 percent of today’s youth are overweight and an additional 15 percent are at risk? Children face health problems previously seen only in adults, such as high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and high […]

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Does your exercise correspond with your constitution?

July 17, 2012

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by Dr. Meghana Thanki —  Most of us would agree that exercising can be a very important part of daily life. It gives us a chance to move energy, release stored-up tension, process and digest our experiences, and slip into a meditative space. The only problem is that often we fall into patterns of moving […]

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Walkable communities: A better way

July 10, 2012

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by Mike Cartsonis —  We can live better lives if we make good choices. Half of our daily trips to and from home are less than three miles; and half of those less than one mile — short enough distances that many of us could walk, ride a bike or take an electric vehicle. Think […]

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Health updates: Cutting calories and Phys ed program

February 26, 2012

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The following is new information regarding cutting calories; a physical education program that changed one school; and the dark side of killer weeds. How to easily cut your calories — eat slowly For ages, mothers have admonished children to slow down and chew their food. It turns out they were onto something. Researchers have found […]

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Meeting your fitness goals

February 22, 2012

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by Laurie Towers —  After months of being relatively sedentary, jumping into an ambitious workout program often results in muscle pains and strains that can squelch enthusiasm and quickly derail fitness goals. Here are tips for meeting those goals and some suggestions for keeping health and fitness a top priority throughout the year. Walk or […]

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