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Summer is here! If you are wondering how to adjust your skincare routine, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Read on to learn tips for creating a safe and happy summer for you and your skin. Exfoliation Exfoliation is important all year round. However, depending on your environment you may need to change the type of exfoliant you are using. Summer can be tricky because our skin becomes more congested and inflamed when heat, makeup, sweat, and ground-level ozone combine. Your first instinct may be to reach for a scrub or stronger exfoliant, but before you do, here are a…

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One of the best ways to make the most of your life and your summer is by getting and remaining healthy. By focusing on health, you can optimize your physical appearance, enhance your mental clarity and focus, and maintain high levels of energy throughout the day. Luckily, there are a wide range of workouts during the hot season to ensure that you attain all of these life-boosting effects. Hiking. One of the best ways to stay fit and healthy during the hot season is by hiking. You can call your buddies and organize a monthly or weekly time to meet…

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If you are a senior, you should aim for approximately 150 minutes per week of moderate physical activity. It might sound like a lot all at once, but it breaks down to just over 21 minutes per day of activity. You can take a long walk, join a class at the gym, or even go swimming with your grandkids. You aren’t limited to the number of physical activities you have available, and you shouldn’t limit yourself to activities you don’t enjoy. Do what you love, and you won’t feel as if you’re working out. The Health Benefits of Senior Exercise…

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It’s important for women to schedule routine health screenings so potential issues can be detected early on. Did you know that women are at a high-risk of contracting breast and cervical cancer? Besides health screenings, every woman should make time for healthy habits. Regular exercise and eating healthy can also help with stress management. Blood Pressure Screening When you reach 18-years-old, you need to start having your blood pressure checked every two years. This health screening involves wrapping a cuff around your arm and pumping it tightly. The recommended blood pressure for women is less than 120 over 80 millimeters…

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Consistently using foam rollers has been proven to offer similar benefits to getting a deep tissue massage. Investing in a quality foam roller will not just provide physical benefits but also mental clarity as well. Those who are active are more advised to take advantage of these rollers, as their bodies go through more recovery time. Even if you’re not an athlete, if you are active by nature, making use of a foam roller will benefit you in the long run. Not tending to sore joints can actually hinder the body from healing faster than it could. If you’re still…

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Lyme disease is caused by bites from deer ticks infected with the Lyme bacteria. The disease is especially common in the Northeast and Upper Midwest regions of the United States, and it can cause muscle pain, joint stiffness, fatigue, and a variety of other symptoms. The disease can be treated with antibiotics, but the symptoms can be severe if left untreated for a long period of time. While DEET-containing bug sprays are effective for repelling ticks and other bugs, the chemical can cause a range of health issues when overused. If you want to avoid chemical repellents, you can use…

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In today’s increasingly sedentary culture, we all know it’s important to move more. However, not all exercises are created equal. Circuit workouts can get boring, while going to the gym can be frustrating. If you find that you’re going back and forth between exercises, or maybe you’re new to exercise and are overwhelmed by all the fad workouts available, it may be time to go back to some of the healthiest, oldest forms of exercise. Among these is bike riding, which can end up being healthier for your body and your mind. Bike Riding Burns Calories The calorie-scorching effects of…

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There’s no denying the negative health risks associated with the typical American job that involves sitting for extended periods of time. Prolonged sitting is defined as more than three hours a day. However, it is estimated that over 80% of U.S. workers sit for the entire day at their job, typically anywhere from 6 to 12 hours.Extensive periods of sitting on a prolonged basis have been linked to increased risk of cardiovascular disease, obesity, type 2 diabetes, spinal stress, weak muscles, certain types of cancer, and a wealth of other negative health effects. There are simple exercises you can do…

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Oral, Head & Neck Cancer Awareness Week runs from April 7-14, and it’s as good a time to learn about the different ways that you can keep these deadly cancers at bay. The CDC says that over 53,000 people will be diagnosed with oral cancer alone over the course of this year. The CDC also says that, on average, one person will die from it every hour of every day of the year. Combined, there will be 650,000 new cases of all three types in the United States alone. It doesn’t have to be this way, and there are ways…

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Everybody experiences stress from time to time. The good news is that stress is something that you can keep under control. There are several things that you can do to de-stress. Breathe Deeply Breathing deeply is one of the ways that you can instantly call stress. Deep breathing helps slow down your heart rate and lower your blood pressure. It also gives you the extra oxygen that you need. Identify What Stresses You One of the keys to managing your stress is to find out what is stressing you. It may be impossible for you to remove all of the…

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