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Hydration

Jun 04 2014

As we progress into summer, it is important to remember hydration.  Water does wonders for our bodies, such as helping boost metabolism, keeping you full, and increasing your energy.  Visit WebMD to read about the 7 Wonders of Water

If you often feel like you may be dehydrated and want to know why, read about Surprising Causes of Dehydration, on the Health.com website.

Finally, if you want to learn the best ways to fill up with fluids, click back over to WebMD.com to discover 10 Ways to Stay Hydrated.

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Some Facts About IQ

Feb 21 2014

Many of you may have heard in the news recently about the young Arizona girl who became the youngest member of the Arizona Mensa chapter. Very impressive for this young lady with the big IQ! Have you ever wondered how your IQ defines (or doesn’t define) how smart you are in the grand scheme of things?  Click on over to CNN to learn what your IQ really means, what it doesn’t mean, and how it can change over time.

If you think your brain power needs a boost, visit the Huffington Post website to read Boosting Brain Power: 8 Ways To Sharpen Your Mind.  You might be surprised to learn how bustling coffee shops or bubble gum can accelerate your mind.

Best Diets for 2014

Jan 09 2014

It is a new year, so many of us are once again focused on a healthier lifestyle after the holidays.  With that said, do you know which diet is the best for your health?  If you want to do some research on your own, check out the Best Diets of 2014, as named by US News & World Report.  This report provides the breakdown on the best overall diets, as well as diets designed for specific needs, such as heart-health, vegetarian, diabetes, and more. 

In regards to diabetes, Time Magazine’s Healthland features a story on how the Mediterranean Diet Alone Can Fight Diabetes.  This latest research is great news because the diet is already linked to lowering the risk for heart disease and helping prevent memory loss. 

Before starting a new plan, you should consult with your doctor to talk about which diet best fills your dietary needs.

Cold and Flu Facts

Jan 07 2014

It is that time of year again, when the temperatures drop and the cold and flu count rises.  With that in mind, let’s take a look at whether the “weather” affects your risk for catching a cold.  Click on over to CNN to read the facts.

Next, raise your health knowledge even more by reading 12 Cold and Flu Myths on Parents.com.  This provides useful information about flu shots, fever, and more. 

Finally, visit Health.com to learn 14 Ways to Avoid Colds and Flus. Discover ways to lower your risk for illness.

Stay well!

Latest Alzheimer’s News

Oct 17 2013

Alzheimer’s Disease continues to be a mystery.  There is still so much to learn about diagnosing and treating, but researchers continue to work towards finding answers and a cure.  Recently, two separate studies researched blood and spinal fluid levels in search of early detection.  You can read more about both of these studies on Time Magazine’s Healthland website in the article, Early Warning: Detecting Alzheimer’s in the Blood and Brain Before Memory Loss.

Be sure to also check out on Huffington Post the article, Mediterranean Diet Boosts Brain Functioning, Lowers Alzheimer’s Risk.  Once again, the Mediterranean Diet provides amazing health benefits.  Previous research links this diet to a lower diabetes risk, better heart health, weight loss, and more!  With that said, be sure that your shopping cart always has plenty of fresh fruit and veggies, olive oil, and fish rich in omega-3’s.

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