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Can Exercise Maintain a Youthful Brain?

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Pomegranates are as good for you as they are beautiful. Who can resist those jeweled ruby seeds that turn any dish into a work of art? When you start to see them in stores stock up! They are in season October-February depending on your area. When choosing pomegranates, select fruits that are deep red, and …

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We’re programmed to fall in love with those soft eyes, and wagging tails. There’s nothing like the companionship, and affection we get from our animals. For many of us, they are our children wrapped in a fur coat. So you’re ready to welcome a dog or a cat into your heart and have to make …

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Foods that improve your mood brings visions of candy bars, donuts and chips right? Believe it or not, it’s the food we THINK will feed the soul that is actually making us feel worse. Look at it this way, if your body is having to declare a May Day to digest the entire bag of …

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We all need to snack throughout the day to keep our energy up and avoid blood sugar imbalances. You can escape the temptation of potato chips, candy bars, and other high fat sugary snacks by keeping an arsenal of healthy options on hand when you’re out and about and need an energy boost. Try some …

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Keeping a pantry stocked full of healthy choices can make the difference between ordering takeout, or preparing a wholesome meal at home. There are nights I only have some leftover veggies in the fridge, yet I’m able to pull together something pretty fabulous with a few items from the cupboard. If I had to give …

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Did you know being more NEAT could shrink your waistline, and help you live longer? You might be thinking if you’ve got your closet organized by color, and the house vacuumed you’re an automatic shoo in.. Not so fast. NEAT or (Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis) is about all the ways you move throughout the day outside …

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We all know exercise is a necessity to maintain mobility, and a healthy weight, but is this also the key to a younger brain?  I know if I’ve been at the computer for too many hours, or I’m watching a Netflix marathon my body feels stiff and craves movement.  I also find my mind needs …

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Remember when the only non-dairy option was soy with a side of soy? Whether you’re lactose intolerant or choosing to eliminate it from your diet, the choices available nowadays are endless. Sure you could pop one of those lactose tablets, but why would you when there are so many delicious products to choose from? Skipping …

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It’s always nice to know when you can mix business with pleasure.  In this case, a glass of red wine a few days a week can do wonders for your gut health. Full of antioxidants and polyphenols to combat bad bacteria, a bottle of good Merlot is the new apple a day! Probiotics are the …

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Most of us are aware of the health risks associated with pesticides, fake air fresheners, and parabens, but research is showing a chemical that’s found in even the healthy stuff may be sabotaging our waistlines. After doing my best to buy natural, and organic everything, am I the only one who feels like they can’t …

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