How an Overactive or Underactive Thyroid Affects You

Do you feel inexplicably energized, even at the end of a long, tiring day? Or, perhaps you feel lethargic and fatigued, but you can’t pinpoint why you should constantly be feeling that way. If you answered yes to either question, then you may be experiencing problems with an overactive thyroid or an underactive thryoid. It’s a problem that is more common than you might think.

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Heart-Health Risks You Might Not Know About

Heart health is a major concern for everyone. The CDC estimates that 610,000 people in the U.S. die from heart disease every year. Prevention is the best means of dealing with heart disease, and the key to prevention is education. Here are heart health risks you may not know about. Continue reading “Heart-Health Risks You Might Not Know About” »

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Cholesterol

With September being Cholesterol Education Month, this is a good time to learn about this heart disease risk factor. You already know that it’s important to have your doctor check your numbers, but your cholesterol education needs to go further. Use Cholesterol Education Month as your opportunity to discover new information. Continue reading “5 Things You Didn’t Know About Cholesterol” »

What to do When it Comes to Suicide Prevention

Did you know that more than 40,000 people die by suicide each year in the United States?It is the 10th leading cause of death. Suicide is complicated and tragic, but it is often preventable. Knowing the warning signs for suicide and how to get help can help save lives.

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Sleep is the Key to College Success

Sleep is restorative.

It is the answer to college success because when the body is rested, the mind is clear. You have an easier time focusing on the things that matter to you academically and professionally. Rest is imperative to good health and your overall well-being.

College students are among the most sleep-deprived populations in the world according to sleep college studies. Academic and economic demands make it easy for young men and women to skip out on sleep in favor of studying and working. Sleep college studies have proven that many students suffer from insomnia which affects how their brains process information. Tired men and women are more likely to have an accident, too. Continue reading “Sleep is the Key to College Success” »

The Habits You Need to Break to Lose Weight 

If you want to get serious about your intention to lose weight, then you need to change the way you eat, exercise, and live your life daily.

Here are some of the top habits you need to break if you want to lose weight for good.

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Breaking Down Food Labels: What to Pay Attention to

Good nutrition starts by knowing how to read a food label and the information to pay attention. This ensures that you’re getting the right amount of vitamins, minerals, and nutrients to satisfy daily recommendations for good health.

The next time you’re having problems deciphering a food label, remember our tips!

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Summer Health Basics for Active Families

Now that summer’s here, it’s time to prepare for time outdoors with your active family.

By addressing all the concerns that warmer weather brings, you lessen the likelihood of accidents, illnesses, and mishaps from happening. That gives you more time to focus on the task at hand, having fun and making memories with your family.

Good summer health makes it so you can enjoy more of what the weather brings. Here are our tips for staying healthy throughout the season!

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How a Daily Walk Could Improve Your Health (Strenuous Exercise Not Required!)

Think you don’t have time to get healthy?

Contrary to popular belief, a strenuous workout isn’t necessary for good health. A daily walk may be all you need to lose weight and even live longer.

Here’s how a quick journey around the block might help you get healthier!

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How Packing Your Own Lunch Improves Your Health

If you work, then you know how hectic life is. Lunch is frequently an afterthought, a hasty bite picked up at a fast food place.

However, those greasy burgers are not good for your health. That’s why there’s a growing movement toward bringing a lunch to work. It’s not just a trend that employers should embrace — although lower healthcare costs are nothing to balk at — it’s also something that individuals should consider to improve their health.

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