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5 Tips For A Healthy Flight

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Amazing Apple Cider Vinegar

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Smart Snacking

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There’s nothing more inviting than filling your home with cozy autumnal fragrances.  Stores are packed with plugins, candles, and sprays all promising to entice your airways with pumpkin pie, and apple spice.  The issue with these products is that most commercial brands are made with harmful chemicals and toxins that are better suited to a …

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Here in Oregon where I’m at the mercy of the ever changing spring forecast, I take any opportunity to get up to my elbows in potting soil and plant to my hearts’ content. On my way home from work the other night, the local nursery billboard read, “To Garden is to Have Hope for Tomorrow.” …

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doctor measuring blood pressure of senior woman

So you go in for a routine checkup and your doctor says you have high blood pressure. Chances are you don’t recall having any symptoms and are thinking now what? According to the American Heart Association, 1 out of 3 people suffers from high blood pressure. It has been labeled the “silent killer” because most …

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“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words” ~ Victor Hugo Music is an intrinsic part of our lives, and could be considered the pathway to the soul. From the song we heard on our first date, to the soundtrack to our favorite movie, music has a way of transporting us back to a …

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Light exercise elevates the spirits

According to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, about 60,000 Americans are diagnosed per year, with approximately seven to ten million worldwide living with the disease. Anybody who’s had a friend, or family member facing this illness knows how important it is to be a strong support system, and encourage them to focus less on the can’t …

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Loneliness is an emotion more common than depression, and the effect has been likened to the health risks of cigarettes or alcoholism. In an age of technology, it seems like socializing on a face to face basis is a lost art, and as interactive as our society is on screen, we can’t thrive this way. …

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The scent that makes you smile

Yes, I realize I’m grasping at cliche phrases here, but when has taking in the sweet fragrance of a rose made you feel stressed? Stopping to take a timeout is almost ancient practice. Most of us are maxed out trying to keep up with life’s demands, but it’s difficult to be there for others if …

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The Right Fuel For Your Gym Session

Eating the right foods before, and after a workout is key for the boost of energy you’ll need to give it your all for optimum results in your body. Depending on the type of exercise you do, nutrient requirements vary. For example, a runner will require more in terms of pre and post workout nutrition …

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group of friends with cocktails at party

Happy people are typically healthy people. It’s no secret that laughter, good company, and an overall positive outlook does wonders for mental and physical well-being. What does it mean to be happy? Do you sabotage your happiness thinking you’ll feel better once you get a raise, or buy a new car? The truth is that …

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beautiful sporty woman doing stretching exercise

I recently had the misfortune of throwing my back out, and by “out” I’m talking use of a wheelchair, a walker, my friends – and becoming one with a bottle of muscle relaxers. After an MRI revealed a disc herniation, I thought I’d never get back in the fitness groove again. Ironically it was a …

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