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Energy Snacks for your Afternoon Slump

It’s only 3 p.m. and you feel too lethargic to do anything productive but daydream about hibernating for the rest of the day. We’ve all been there. To get rid of the mid-afternoon slump, many of us resort to heading… read more

Are You a Mouth breather?

Morning breath is real. When we awaken after a good night’s sleep, the first thing many of us do is head to the bathroom, grab our toothpaste and brush away the bad breath that developed over the night before we talk… read more

The Benefits of Cold Plunging

For centuries, humans have used the cold as an aid to their health. This comes in many shapes and forms, including the application of ice, cold air and even water. Recently, cold water immersion — or cold plunging — has… read more

How to Stay Regular When You Travel

Travel can be an exciting break from our normal routines. However, sometimes an unwanted travel companion, like constipation or diarrhea, can tag along. While your schedule may look different on vacation, sticking to regular bathroom habits can help you better… read more

The Pros and Cons of Chewing Gum

From its bold flavors to the satisfying pop of a perfect bubble, gum has etched its way into the hearts of people of all ages. This long-time chewable delicacy has found shelf space in grocery stores and pharmacies for over… read more

What is Holding You Back From Retirement?

In working with our financial adviser to roll over some retirement funds from previous employers, my husband and I began discussing different things that we could do to be able to put more money aside for retirement. There are several… read more

Go Nutty For Nuts!

Good things do come in small packages! Tree nuts and peanuts (which are actually legumes, not nuts) are packed with protein, fiber, unsaturated fats (the good kind of fat) and more than 19 kinds of vitamins and minerals (including folate,… read more

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Self-Medication: The Power Rankings

Your medicine cabinet probably looks a lot like everyone else’s. A bottle of anti-inflammatories, a bag of lozenges (sell by date, 2011), and floss that you know you really should start using. We also all have our own customized medicine… read more

Workouts for the Week

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Learn What the Term “Beast Mode” Actually Means

The term “beast mode” has become common slang, but what does it really mean? According to Urban Dictionary, beast mode is defined as the “mode that you switch into when doing hardcore activities; having beast-like characteristics.” Most often, it’s used… read more

Core Strengthening

Develop a Strong Core With These Tips!

Sit up straight! Don’t slouch! At one time or another we have heard these words from our parents. Believe it or not, they were onto something. Poor posture and lack of a strong core has led to countless visits to the chiropractor or even worse,… read more

Ted Talks: Game On … Or Off?

For years, my favorite weekly workout has been our old-guy pickup basketball game. Though I can get hotter than a habanero every once in a while, I am not very good (I have the vertical leap of a street curb,… read more

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