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Body Language

Yurolaitsalbert/Bigstock.com Body language is an important part of how we communicate. Our facial expressions, posture, eye contact and tone of voice are important clues to the messages we are sending to those around us. Body language is seen as a natural, unconscious language that broadcasts your true feelings and intentions.…
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Vitamin A

kovalnadiya/Bigstock.com Vitamin A is an essential micronutrient. Humans must get micronutrients from diet and the food we eat since our bodies cannot produce vitamins and minerals (for the most part). After being consumed, vitamin A is stored in the liver until needed by the body. Vitamin A is important for…
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When To Exercise

Fesenko/Bigstock.com Everyone knows that exercise is a very important component of a healthy lifestyle. Regular workouts help boost heart health, increase strength and balance, and improve endurance. But is there a best time of day to exercise? The answer may not be the same for everyone. Some of the benefits…
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Teach Healthy Eating Habits

Marmion/Bigstock.com Every family wants their children to grow up happy and healthy. Parents and caregivers are the biggest influence over childhood experiences. Positive experiences about food early on will help children maintain healthy eating habits for life. Most children and families today have busy schedules. This can make it difficult…
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Managing Stress

Pheelings Media S.L./Bigstock.com Stress is one of the body’s natural defenses. It activates our ‘fight or flight’ mechanism whereby our body prepares to confront a danger or retreat to safety. During a stress response, the body produces larger than normal quantities of certain chemicals that improve a person’s ability to…
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All About Vitamin C

Prostock-studio/Bigstock.com Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is an essential nutrient. Our bodies don’t produce Vitamin C so we need to get it from our diet. A deficiency of Vitamin C can cause symptoms such as fatigue, irritability and weight loss. Severe deficiency can result in a disease called…
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New Year, Better Health

Mihailo K/Bigstock.com The start of a new year may have you resolving to make positive changes to your lifestyle. The first step toward change is awareness and once you are aware of behaviors that can have a big impact, you’re on the road to success. Try following these four simple tips to improve…
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Stay Hydrated

ansyvan/Bigstock.com Did you know that our bodies are made up of about 60% water? Our blood itself is about 90% water. Our bodily systems are basically created with water and water is the medium for many different reactions that occur in our body. This is why it is crucial for…
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Importance of Good Posture

Andrey Popov/Bigstock.com As technology has become ever more pervasive in our daily lives, we spend countless hours looking at various devices. Many spend 40 or more hours a week sitting at a desk. Is it any wonder that many of us suffer from poor posture? Poor posture leads to back…
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Ways To Reduce Exposure to EDCs

Kostikova Natalia/Bigstock.com One of the best ways to limit your exposure to EDCs is to limit your use of plastics. Plastics are a pervasive and widespread source of exposure and they can contain and leach these hazardous chemicals. Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs) can be found in a variety of consumer products…
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