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Category Archives: Health & Wellness

What We Could Be Doing Instead of Staring at Our Smart Devices

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Here are some of the productive things we could be doing instead of playing around with our devices. In this day and age, it can feel like we are inseparable from our devices. While in general, most of them assist us with our communication, our research, our news gathering, our downtime.  However, the more time that we

Smile! It’s National Children’s Dental Health Month

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Let’s encourage our kids to take better care of their dental health this February. February is National Children’s Dental Health Month.  A major goal of this month is educating children about proper oral hygiene practices.  As parents, it’s important that we teach our kids how to take care of their dental health. Because of this month,

Why Walking is So Good for Our Health

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These are some of the reasons why walking is so beneficial for our health. When many of us think about exercising, walking may not be the first option that comes to mind.  However, there are many physical and mental health benefits associated with walking regularly.  For those of us who don’t already walk as part

Debunking Common Weight Loss Myths

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Don’t believe these fake facts about weight loss. Now that 2020 is finally here, many of us may be officially starting our weight loss journeys.  However, as we strive to get fit, it’s important that we are doing so in healthy and positive ways.  Unfortunately, there are many misconceptions about weight loss that can lead

How We Can Better Ensure That Our Children Are Using Social Media Safely

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Let’s do our best to protect our children with their online behaviors. Today, it’s nearly impossible to avoid the influence of social media.  As parents, there will come a time when our children will want to make their own accounts.  While the idea of our kids on social media can be terrifying, it’s not something

It’s Essential That We Take Care of Ourselves This National Staying Healthy Month

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Let’s create healthy habits that we can stick to! Many of us may have resolved to take better care of ourselves in 2020.  This is why January is recognized as National Staying Healthy Month.  This month encourages us to establish healthy habits that we may be able to stick to all year long.  For those

See Clearer This Glaucoma Awareness Month

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Here are some facts about this serious eye health issue. January is Glaucoma Awareness Month.  For those of us who may not know, glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness in the United States.  Presently, more than 3 million individuals have glaucoma, and this number is expected to increase to 4.2 million by 2030.  Scarily,