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Summer Allergies

All you need to know about Summer Allergies

All you need to know about Summer Allergies

While you may think your allergies should end after spring, summer allergies are fairly common for most people. Summer allergies are caused by the same offenders as spring allergies, namely pollen that enters the nose of allergic individuals. Since most trees finish pollinating in spring, summer allergies are more often brought on by things like

Get up and get moving

What will it take for you to get up and get moving already?

Feeling less than motivated to work out? It happens, even to the most enthusiastic exercisers, from time to time. Here are a few ideas that may boost your drive to stick to fitness efforts. Money talks. Consider buying fitness class sessions or exercise experiences on a social saving site, such as Groupon or LivingSocial. Once

Health Problems

10 Visible Signs Indicating a Health Problem

Whether they are symptoms you can see or a visible indication of a condition that increases your likelihood of having a problem, you can use these signs to make better health decisions. Take a look at these ten visual clues:   Legs That Are Short in Proportion to Your Upper Body   How could the

How Sunburns Can Affect Your Health

From premature aging to various forms of skin cancer, recent decades have brought much greater awareness of the health risks associated with getting too much sun. However, far too many Americans still find themselves giving in to the temptation of a short-term beauty fix, neglecting the sunscreen, or simply underestimating just how damaging ultraviolet (UV)

Eating Habits to Fight Bloating

Ask anyone who has ever had it and he or she will tell you that bloating is no fun. After all, who wants to walk around feeling and looking puffy from water retention and gas? To reduce how often you end up suffering from bloating, use these tips to improve your digestive tract health. Drink

A weighty subject

Talking to a loved one about losing weight can be awkward. Approaching the topic in a sensitive, supportive way can make all the difference. To start the conversation, begin by saying: “I care about you.” “You are important to me, and I want you around for a long time.” “I want you to have more

5 keys to quitting smoking

  GET READY. Pick a quit day and put it on your calendar. Remove all cigarettes, ashtrays, matches and other smoking items from your home, office, and car. Make a list of all the reasons why you want (and need) to quit. Keep the list handy so you can read it when you get the

Separating flu facts from fiction

Yep, it’s here. Cold and flu season.   Myth: You can get the flu from the vaccine. Truth: The vaccine is made from an inactivated influenza virus that can’t transmit infection. If people get sick after getting a flu vaccination, they were going to get sick anyway.   Myth: Healthy people don’t need to be

5 ways to free your mind of “clutter”

Houses aren’t the only things that may need a spring cleaning. Our minds can find themselves in the same condition. If you’ve collected a mess of old hurts that are getting in your way and habits that no longer work, do a thorough cleaning and clear out stuff to make space for new and healthier