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How To Have Good Heart Health

Easy Ways To Have Good Heart Health

The heart: the global symbol for love, emotions, Valentine’s Day… but what is the heart in reality? Do you know how to have good heart health?  The heart is the most important muscle in our bodies, it’s what keeps our blood pumping and keeps us alive. One of the key ways to promote heart health is exercise. The obvious advantages of exercising include staying in shape or gaining muscle. Even m...

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Why You Shouldn't Vape

Why Vaping Is Bad For Your Health

If you haven’t heard of vaping or electronic cigarettes, aka e-cigarettes, their popularity is growing. This is especially true within our teenage population. There are lots of claims out there that vaping is safer than smoking traditional cigarettes while there are also claims that vaping actually does more damage to the body than cigarettes. So what are we supposed to believe? We at HealthCAR...

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Keep Food Out of the "Danger Zone"

You just cooked dinner and set the food out for everyone to dig in. You sit down to eat, and after the family wants to turn on a movie. But first, should you put the food away? The movie is only a couple of hours long. The food should be good for that long, right?   Nope.   According to the FDA, food should never be left out of refrigeration for over two hours! When storing your leftovers, ...

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Stay Safe Falling Back!

It’s that time of year again: the end of Daylight-Saving Time (DST). While we may rejoice at the idea of getting that blessed extra hour of sleep, the time change can have a big impact on our health! Changing our alarm clocks also forces our body’s internal clock, our circadian rhythm, to change too. Pushing our days an hour back can have an effect on both our bodies and minds.    You may not...

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Aloe for Blisters!

While watching the trees change color during the fall is beautiful, you’re going to have to deal with those leaves when they fall down and clutter up your yard. That means you’ve got to bust out that rake! Working in the yard can lead to all sorts of painful blisters on both your hands and feet. How do you take care of those blisters, or even better, make sure none ever pop up? To help prevent...

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Grab a Nutrition Report at Chick-fil-A

  It’s tough to meal prep for an entire week, and sometimes you’re just too tired to cook when you get home after a long day at work. It’s on those days when swinging through the drive-thru at your favorite fast food restaurant seems more and more appealing. But couldn’t that mess up your diet? Sure the menu displays the calorie count of the food you want to order, but what about the rest of...

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Plant Power

Take a shot for me—of liquid chlorophyll that is! If you are feeling sluggish and need a pick-me-up chlorophyll has been known to do the trick! Chlorophyll is known for its starring role in plant photosynthesis, but also benefits humans in a multitude of ways. A tablespoon of the dark green liquid can help with body odor, increase energy, protect you from cancer, and can help those suffering wi...

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Ginger for Your Workouts

Long day at the gym pushing yourself to new personal records? Grab some ginger! Ginger contains anti-inflammatory compounds and oils called gingerols that researchers have proven contain painkilling and sedative effects in mammals! Try adding some to your meals, juices, smoothies or teas and see the difference in your body the next day! Ginger can help your muscles recover faster than ever befo...

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Ditch the Energy Drinks!

We’ve all been there. You stayed up all night studying for a final, you were kept up by your new baby, you kept tossing and turning because you just couldn’t seem to get comfortable. However, it happened to you, you made it through the night with hardly a lick of sleep. On your way to work or class you stop by the nearest convenience store and pick up the biggest can of an energy drink, you can...

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Nature's Sports Drink

Stop chugging Gatorade and other sports drinks and crack open a coconut! Well, you don’t have to actually crack open a coconut, but you should definitely consider replacing those sugary sports drinks with coconut water. Don’t get coconut water confused with its high-fat cousin, coconut milk. Unlike coconut milk, coconut water is a clear liquid taken from a young coconut instead of the matured v...

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