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2108, 2019

Stressed Over Health

August 21st, 2019|Tags: , , |

Stress is a common experience in the United States. Chances are you’ve got symptoms from stress. Over 75% of Americans experience regular physical symptoms of stress and just under 75% report psychological symptoms. Fatigue, upset stomach, headaches, irritability, and low energy are just a few of the signs you might be stressed out. For most of us, it’s our

708, 2019

Kids, Backpacks, & Back Pain

August 7th, 2019|Tags: , , , |

Heavy backpacks could be contributing to adolescent back pain. This is around the time kids are hitting a growth spurt and the number of items they need to lug around begin increasing. Textbooks, laptops, and other items add weight to our children's packs and pressure to their spines. Many articles

3107, 2019

Hugs can benefit your health

July 31st, 2019|Tags: , |

I doubt we'd find many people who don't like hugs. There's actually a physiological basis for why we love the experience of hugging. Both giving and receiving hugs have numerous health benefits in addition to the warm fuzzy feeling. Hugs are appropriate in a wide range of situations. They're given

2407, 2019

Do you need to buy organic food?

July 24th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |

Most people are unsure when it comes to organic food. We've heard it's healthier, but is that true? And, is it worth the cost? The truth is that it depends on the food. Overall, research shows that organics tend to be richer and have much lower pesticide contamination rates but

1607, 2019

Summer Fruits and Vegetables

July 16th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |

Summer is in full swing. Swimming, backyard BBQs, and countless other outdoor actives fill up our weekends and evenings. But it also means that many fruits and vegetables are in season. From farmers markets to grocery stores, shopping in season can be a strategy for saving money while eating

1007, 2019

Create a home garden for homegrown nutrients

July 10th, 2019|

Knowing the source of your food is a big concern for many people, but you can bypass the unknown by creating your own garden at home. It may seem like a hard, time consuming task but it's simple to start. There are numerous resources for gardening. Online, books, and even

307, 2019

Handle Fireworks Safely this 4th of July

July 3rd, 2019|Tags: , , |

American's celebrating Independence Day with food, family, fun, and fireworks (in some form or another) is as old as the founding of these United States. John Adams described it best in a letter to his wife. The Second Day of July 1776, will be the most memorable Epocha, in the

2606, 2019

Headaches may be coming from problems in your neck

June 26th, 2019|Tags: , , , |

Most of us are no strangers to headaches. Whether it was from an illness, dehydration, or simply out of the blue, you've likely experienced it in your life. It's estimated that at least half of adults experience at least one headache each year. Migraines, a particularity severe form that manifests

1906, 2019

Portion control for better health

June 19th, 2019|Tags: , , , |

Most people believe that the obesity epidemic in the United States is because of our increasingly sedentary lifestyle, but a few studies point out that overeating alone can account for America's weight gain. While staying active is important, portion control is another factor that is crucial for health. You