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By Betty Murray It’s important to eat a healthy diet every day, but there are some foods—called “superfoods”—that provide even more nutrients and health benefits. It you want to look great and feel great, here are seven superfoods you should eat every day: Water. Your body needs water to live. Period. You cannot expect your body …

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What’s Your Score?

By Betty Murray Do you know what your blood pressure is? Knowing your score is important in maintaining your health. Blood pressure is generally recorded as two numbers in ratio form. The top number— systolic pressure—is a measure of the pressure in the arteries when the heart beats (when the heart muscle is contracting). The bottom …

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Wellness at Work: How to Stay Fit with a Desk Job

By Betty MurrayThe more time you spend sitting, the greater your risk of developing heart disease and diabetes. A sedentary lifestyle leads to weight gain, increase in blood sugar, and poor cholesterol. This isn’t good news for those of us who have desk jobs. No matter how dedicated you are to your job, your health and …

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Love Your Heart: 7 Tips to Reduce Your Risk of Heart Diesase

By Betty Murray Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States, and the leading cause of death for people of most racial/ethnic groups. Cardiovascular diseases claim more lives than all forms of cancer combined, and coronary heart disease (the most common form of heart disease) kills nearly 380,000 people annually. It’s …

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Love Your Heart: 7 Tips to Reduce Your Risk of Heart Diesase

By Betty Murray Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States, and the leading cause of death for people of most racial/ethnic groups. Cardiovascular diseases claim more lives than all forms of cancer combined, and coronary heart disease (the most common form of heart disease) kills nearly 380,000 people annually. It’s …

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Battling Vitamin D Deficiency During Winter Months Ahead

By Betty Murray Vitamin D is an essential nutrient for strong bones and teeth. Working with other vitamins, minerals, and hormones, vitamin D promotes bone mineralization. A deficiency in vitamin D increases the risk for osteoporosis and bone fractures. It has also been associated with an increased risk for depression, diabetes, certain cancers, autoimmune disorders, high …

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Exercise For The Ages

By Betty Murray Staying active throughout your life is important, but exercise becomes even more important as you age. Many health conditions are associated with age, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis, and colon cancer, but being physically active can lower your risk of developing these and other health issues. Whether you are 25 …

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Reduce Stress and Lose Weight with Mindful Meditation and Breathing

By Betty Murray Many people practice yoga for its benefits in improving strength and flexibility, but exercise is just one of the three main structures upon which the ancient practice of yoga is built. Breathing and meditation are the two other pillars of yoga. By incorporating breathing and mindful meditation into your yoga practice, you will …

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National Yoga Month – Origins, practices, and benefits of yoga

By Betty Murray Yoga is an ancient practice dating back more than 5,000 years. The term “yoga” means “to join or yoke together,” and the practice — which is built on three main structures of exercise, breathing, and meditation — brings mind and body together. Yoga means different things for different people. For some, it is …

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