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Screen Time: Can You Cut Back?

We’ve all told our children (or been told when we were children) that they need to spend less time watching TV and more time playing outside. Today, it’s not just TV that keeps kids indoors – children use cell phones, computers, and tablets, and play video games, in addition to watching just as much TV…

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Battling the Back to School Jitters

Back to school means many things for students; new clothes and shoes, a new book bag full of supplies, and getting back to friends. While all of those fun ventures of school lie on the surface, many kids go to school with lots of worry and anxiety. Many times, these worries are never verbalized, but…

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After School Snacks – Keep It Healthy

What do your kids like to snack on after school? If your child is reaching for chips or cookies as soon as they walk in the door, it might be time to restock your kitchen with healthier options. Not only do processed foods have negative effects on your children’s health, the CDC has found that…

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Real Men Do Yoga

Did you know that yoga has been around for more than 5,000 years? Yoga is described as a series of physical, mental, and spiritual practices, and has become increasingly popular in recent years, particularly with the female population. But men can benefit from yoga just as much as women, and male celebrities such as Bon…

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Beating the Heat: Safe Summer Exercise

Now that summer is officially here, many of us will be starting seasonal summer exercise routines. Whether you’re keeping a New Year’s resolution or just decided to get in shape, the nice weather is a great time for working out. Just like everything else, though, it doesn’t come without its own share of risks. The…

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Spring Cleaning Your Refrigerator

Spring is the time for flowers, warmer weather, and spring cleaning! If you spring clean, do you clean out your refrigerator and freezer? If not, add it to the list – every few months, it is a good idea to go through the items in your fridge and discard anything that is expired. It is…

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Simple, Fun Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

Happy Earth Day! Every year, people around the world celebrate Earth Day and do their part to make our planet a better place. Whether it is taking a hike or bike ride, picking up trash, or planting a tree, there are many ways to celebrate Earth Day as a family. If you have children, one…

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Simple Steps toward a Healthier Heart

February is American Heart Month, so why not give yourself a Valentine’s Day gift this year – the gift of heart health! Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States, but you don’t have to be a part of this statistic. Take these simple steps to keep…

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Budget Tips: Common Mistakes You Might Be Making

When it comes to money, it can be hard to manage spending. Between unexpected expenses, holidays, and the occasional desire to splurge, it can be hard to keep money in the bank. This is even harder when it’s a struggle to make ends meet. Many people set up a budget to control spending and make…

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Preventing disease is better than a cure…especially when there is no cure.

Preventing disease is better than a cure…especially when there is no cure. Did you know heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “Although heart disease is sometimes thought of as a man’s disease, around the same number of women and…

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