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The American Heart Association’s Healthy for Good™ movement celebrates Eat Smart Month this November to help you to “Be The Best You” not just during the holiday season but all year round. Below are some helpful tips so you can lead a healthy life. Did you know that few American adults and less than one percent of children meet the American Heart Association’s definition of ideal cardiovascular health? This is due to health factors including poor diet, inadequate physical activity, and being overweight or obese. More education and resources are needed for all to help increase our intake of healthy foods…

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When you are a diabetic, it’s important to be concerned about the health of your eyes and your visual acuity. Diabetes mellitus changes your body’s blood glucose levels, and this can affect the flow of blood and the consistency of the fluid in the eyeball. If you aren’t monitoring your glucose levels or consuming the proper diet, then you are risking your vision by damaging the components of the eyes. Here are some of the most common eye problems that occur in diabetics. Blurry Vision A diabetic is more likely to have poor vision that requires correction with eyeglasses or…

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Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer for people in the United States and it’s more lethal than other forms of cancer. While it is not always possible to completely prevent the disease from developing, there are tips you can follow to prevent lung cancer. Don’t Smoke, or Quit if You Do As smoking is the leading cause of lung cancer, accounting for 80 to 90 percent of all instances, not smoking is one of the best ways to prevent the disease. If you do smoke, you can decrease your risk by quitting smoking now. Not smoking or quitting…

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When it comes to going to the doctor for a breast exam, it’s important schedule regular appointments. Below are five important reasons to schedule a mammogram. 1. Early Detection Can Save Your Life Self breast exams are important and can help identify problems, but they are no substitute for a mammogram. Your chances of surviving breast cancer are far greater when it is detected early. A mammogram can show tumors long before you are able to feel them. When you catch breast cancer in the early stages, your choices of treatment options are greater and survival rates increase. 2. It’s…

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National Breast Cancer Awareness Month provides education and awareness about breast cancer, risk factors, and ways to prevent the disease. Below are some breast cancer prevention tips that could save your life. Examine Yourself Checking youself regularly for lumps is an important step in early detection and prevention of breast cancer. Examine your breasts and around the armpits for any lumps. Do this once a month, a few days after your periods. Make an appointment to see your doctor if you notice anything unusual. Genetic Testing Genetic testing can detect mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes or other cancerous…

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As National Breast Cancer Awareness Month approaches, many women are reminded of helpful ways they can work towards prevention. Every woman wants to know how to reduce their risk of breast cancer and while there are a number of factors that can contribute to your level of risk, there are preventive methods that you can implement to your lifestyle. Stay Active Maintaining an active lifestyle is an important step to breast cancer prevention. Research has suggested that women who increase their physical activity reduce the risk of cancer between 10 -30 percent. Adding a brisk 30 minute walk to your…

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Getting fit can be fun when you include the entire family. By making it a family affair you can all help motivate one another to eat better and get more exercise while having fun together. You and your spouse will enjoy the energy that results from a healthier lifestyle while the kids will be able to develop good habits that can last a lifetime. Best of all, getting fit with your family is a wonderful way to find room for both family time and exercise in your busy schedule. The Fitness Challenge The best way to get the entire family…

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MMA, also known as “Mixed Martial Arts”, has become extremely popular with the past decade because of UFC. More individuals have become interested in signing up for MMA classes and groups. Before signing up for MMA, here are some things that you should know. History of MMA Before signing up for an MMA class, research the history of the sport and its roots. Consider your reasoning for signing up for an MMA class and whether you are doing so for personal gain or if you have an interest in a fighting career. Spend time researching local organizations and communities dedicated…

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Before you sign your child up for gymnastics, you need to consider all that it entails. Here are some things you need to know about gymnastics and its benefits. Expectations Tell your child that no one expects them to do flips on the first day. It’ll start out slow to make sure your child understands and knows the basics. Before kids ever start on tumbling, the bars or the balance beam, they have to learn how to lunge, hollow, straddle, pike, tuck and arch. These basic positions will be helpful in assuming the correct form and being flexible while doing…

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Nothing can dampen a great first impression or kill the mood faster than bad breath. No matter how prepared you are to combat that less-than-fresh breath, it has a way of popping up at the least convenient times. Of course, the first and most important step in combating bad breath, or halitosis, is maintaining a healthy mouth, so brushing, flossing, and seeing a dentist regularly are excellent practices to promote good oral hygiene. But how can you battle halitosis during the day in between brushing? Below are ten ways to freshen your breath naturally that you can easily adopt into…

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