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So, You’ve Lost The Weight – Now What? (Part 2)

Written by Courteney

Posted on February 27, 2017 at 2:12 am

It can be incredibly hard to maintain weight loss. Most ‘dieters’ end up gaining the weight they lose back in a year or two, but it is most certainly possible to maintain weight loss if you take the right measures. There are many things you can do to take to ensure healthy living for life. We took a look at a few good tips for maintaining weight loss in our last post, and now for a few more: Stress is Setting Me Back Stress has been directly linked to weight gain and obesity, in more ways th .......

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So, You’ve Lost The Weight – Now What? (Part 1)

Written by Courteney

Posted on February 26, 2017 at 1:13 am

It can be a tremendous struggle to shed stubborn extra pounds, but sometimes even when that goal is finally accomplished, it is a bittersweet victory. There are other obstacles that may arise post-weight loss such as maintenance, staying motivated when it comes to fitness, or dealing with temporary re-gains. Even though these can all be challenging obstacles, it is important to continue working to keep your BMI in a healthy range if you are concerned about leading a healthier life. Losing extra .......

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Tips For A Healthier Heart (Part 2)

Written by Courteney

Posted on February 16, 2017 at 12:57 am

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, claiming over 610,000 lives annually. It is important that we all do everything we can to help lower our individual risks of developing heart disease. We looked at some heart-healthy tips in our last post, now let’s take a look at the rest: Put Out That Cigarette For Good! You’re well aware of how damaging smoking can be to the lungs, but did you know it can be just as bad for your heart? Smoking damages the walls of your .......

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Tips For A Healthier Heart (Part 1)

Written by Courteney

Posted on February 15, 2017 at 12:38 am

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, claiming over 610,000 lives annually. Because of the alarming statistics, it is important that we all do everything we can to help lower our individual risks of developing heart disease. Some factors cannot be prevented or changed, but some of the things you can do to lower your risk include: Trim The Fat We are all a little guilty of having too much fat in our die .......

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Is Dysmenorrhea Cramping your Style?

Written by Courteney

Posted on February 12, 2017 at 1:17 am

Dysmenorrhea is the fancy medical term for intense period cramping caused by the release of prostaglandins. These chemicals trigger inflammation accompanied with monthly uterine contractions. These contractions can be so severe it may feel like one’s uterus being squeezed in some invisible giant’s hand like a stress ball. Not all women experience such miserable menstruation, some are lucky enough to have light, pain-free periods. But the unfortunate reality is that many women do go throug .......

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8 Things You Can do To Help Prevent a Stroke

Written by Courteney

Posted on February 9, 2017 at 3:40 am

According to the CDC, stoke is the fifth leading cause of death in America, claiming over 130,000 lives annually. While there is no sure-fire way to ensure you will never have a stroke, there are several things you can do to decrease your modifiable risk factors for stroke, drastically lessening your chance of experiencing one. Things like age, ethnicity and genetics cannot be changed, but let’s take a look at the things that are within your control to change in order to help lower your risk o .......

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10 Health-Related Numbers You Should Know

Written by Courteney

Posted on February 2, 2017 at 1:00 pm

We live in a world of constant information streaming. We see hundreds of facts, suggestions, tips and ideas daily; it can be hard to know how much of it to take to heart. Well, the following list of health guidelines would be a good start. Let’s check them out: 200 mg/dL – Is the ideal total blood cholesterol level (or lower) for adults. Your LDL (bad) cholesterol level alone should be less than 100 mg/dL. 35 inches – is the largest a woman’s waist size should be in order to keep he .......

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Tips for Managing Asthma in Winter

Written by Courteney

Posted on February 2, 2017 at 2:08 am

Winter can be a tumultuous time for asthmatics. Between the cold air, Christmas trees and backed-up dust, many asthmatics experience a noticeable spike in symptoms this time of year. So, what can be done? Have Your Puffer Handy This one sounds obvious, but many moderate-to-severe asthmatics let themselves become a little forgetful sometimes about medications and that is not ideal. Asthma can be a life-threatening condition, claiming over 4,000 American lives annually, so the condition is not one .......

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New Developments in SAD Treatment

Written by Courteney

Posted on January 28, 2017 at 1:08 pm

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of seasonal depression, often syncing up with fall and winter and easing off again in the spring. Winter brings days that get shorter and darker, weather that often leaves us stuck inside more, and trees that are barren and colorless. The sun can be a scarce commodity during gray winter days as well, so it makes sense that many people struggle with the season. How Common is SAD? According to the American Academy of Family Physicians, SAD is quite a pre .......

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A Look at Acute Bronchitis

Written by Courteney

Posted on January 25, 2017 at 6:16 pm

Bronchitis is a common respiratory condition which can cause temporary or chronic illness. Most people will develop acute bronchitis at some point in their lives. Let’s look at the in’s and outs of bronchitis: What is Bronchitis? Bronchitis is a condition marked by inflammation of the lining of the airways (bronchial tubes). Bronchitis triggers the production of more mucus in the airways which leads to a productive cough. It is usually acute (comes on quickly and intensely but only lasts for .......

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