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Health Goals—Small Steps to Getting Healthier (204 hits)
Exercise and physical activity may be some of the healthiest things you can do for yourself at any age. But some adults are afraid that exercise will be too strenuous. Of course, before you begin any physical activity program, it’s important to ask your doctor what level of activity is right for ...
Posted Tuesday, January 17th 2017 at 1:53PM
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11 Questions to Ask Your Pharmacist (210 hits)
Your pharmacist can be an important member of your health care team. He or she is a knowledgeable resource on many aspects of medicine therapy and can provide valuable advice regarding such things as timing your medications to work better, common side effects, and more. So take the time to discuss a ...
Posted Tuesday, January 17th 2017 at 1:48PM
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Minestrone Vegetable Soup (209 hits)
Number of servings: 4 Calories per serving: 421 Preparation time: 15 min Total time: 35 min Ingredients Nonstick cooking spray 1 tbsp olive oil 1⁄2 cup chopped onion 3 minced garlic cloves 2 cups water 2 cups green beans, cut into 1-inch lengths 1 cup thinly slic ...
Posted Tuesday, January 17th 2017 at 1:45PM
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Stress Relief Techniques (218 hits)
Did you know that a survey by the American Psychological Association found that over 20% of Americans live with extreme stress? More than 60% said stress is damaging their physical and mental health. Always be sure to check with your health care provider before beginning any activity plan or incr ...
Posted Tuesday, January 17th 2017 at 1:38PM
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Emotional Eating: 5 Tips on How to Stop Emotional Eating (355 hits)
When life is piling on the stress, many people turn to food—usually high-fat, high-sugar food—to help themselves cope. Over time, emotional eating may become a coping mechanism that leads to weight gain. That said, other people do the opposite and eat less food or skip meals altogether when stressed ...
Posted Friday, January 6th 2017 at 3:03PM
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Healthy Bites (66 hits)
To fit physical activity into any schedule, try doing 3 sessions of 10 minutes or more throughout the day. Start by looking for at least 10 free minutes in the morning, 10 around lunch, and 10 in the evening. Source: https://www.merckengage.com/fi ...
Posted Friday, January 6th 2017 at 2:56PM
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7 Nutrient-Packed Foods to Keep on Hand (312 hits)
Choosing healthy foods can seem like a chore, but by keeping a few simple staples on hand you’ll have the makings of several no-fuss meals and snacks. These 7 foods made our list because, even in small amounts, they provide a good range of nutrients. 1. Beans. Whether you simmer garbanzos in a so ...
Posted Friday, January 6th 2017 at 2:53PM
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7 Ways to Cook Healthier—Starting Today (280 hits)
Make it healthy, and make more of it Make extra portions of your healthy meals that you (or the person in your care) can reheat later. For example, freeze soups, stews, and other dishes in family-size or single portions. It’s a real time-saver—and a great way to make sure there’s always healthy foo ...
Posted Friday, January 6th 2017 at 2:34PM
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11 Ways to Get More Good Fats (1175 hits)
You’ve likely heard the phrase “healthy fats” or “good fats” discussed in the news and from your health care provider. These are unsaturated fats, and finding them is not always easy. This list highlights some ways to include more healthy fats—and fewer bad ones—in your daily diet. 1.Cook and sau ...
Posted Friday, December 16th 2016 at 3:03PM
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4 Ways Outdoor Seasonal Allergens Can Hitchhike Into Your Home (969 hits)
No. 1 Clothes Pollen may collect on dresses, shirts, pants, and skirts when you're outdoors. Brush off clothing before you come inside; this step removed up to 68% of pollen in one study. Changing or taking off outer layers at the door is an even better idea. Dry laundry indoors during poll ...
Posted Friday, December 16th 2016 at 2:57PM
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Health Screenings That Every Adult Should Know About (944 hits)
Screenings can help detect medical problems sooner; in many cases, early detection is the key to successful treatment. It's important to know about what screenings are available, and when they’re the right option for you. Here, we’ve grouped screenings into what’s appropriate for different age gr ...
Posted Friday, December 16th 2016 at 2:54PM
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15 Ways to Walk 10,000 Steps a Day (991 hits)
Talk with your health care provider before beginning any activity plan or increasing your activity. Questions to ask: •What activities are right for me? •How much should I do each day? •How many days a week? Also ask what your target heart rate is. This will help determine what exercise ...
Posted Friday, December 16th 2016 at 2:50PM
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Baked Macaroni and Cheese (767 hits)
Number of servings: 4 Calories per serving: 493 Preparation time: 20 min Total time: 35 min Ingredients Nonstick cooking spray 1 tsp olive oil 1⁄2 cup chopped onion 2 1⁄2 cups 1% or nonfat milk 3 tbsp flour 3⁄4 tsp salt 1 tsp onion powde ...
Posted Friday, December 16th 2016 at 2:46PM
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My Caregiver Notebook (704 hits)
Keep track of the person in your care's health information. Choose just the pages you need, or download all of them to create a complete Caregiver Notebook. The Day-to-Day Use this form to jot down the details of the person in your care's daily routines, limitations, and needs. Medicines ...
Posted Friday, December 16th 2016 at 2:39PM
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10 Spices No Pantry Should Be Without (1081 hits)
Spice Storage Advice Store dried herbs and spices in tightly sealed containers in a dark, cool place. If opened, use within a few years for best flavor. Spices and herbs are a wonderful way to add flavor to your meals—without adding fats, calories, or extra salt. The 10 spices here can add z ...
Posted Thursday, December 8th 2016 at 3:43PM
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