Articles About healthy lifestyle

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    FEB 24, 2020

    Detox diets and cleanses: What our clinicians have to say

    Curious what a detox diet looks like? The Beyoncé-popularized “Lemonade Diet” promises digestive detoxification — and rapid weight loss — through the power of about 12 daily glasses of lemon juice and water mixed with cayenne pepper and maple syrup. Some intermittent fasting fans tout similar rewards by limiting their eating to a 4-hour window each day. And then there’s the coffee enema colon cleanse. Yes, coffee enema. ... Read More >

    TOPICSdietEat Healthyhealthy lifestyleNutritionplant-based diet

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    FEB 21, 2020

    Want to get a better workout? Try these 8 fitness tricks.

    There’s a reason why doctors recommend regular exercise. Staying active can improve your mental health and mood, aid with weight management, improve heart health, reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes, and strengthen muscles and bones. In short, exercise may even increase your chances of living longer.1 ... Read More >

    TOPICSexercisehealthy habitshealthy lifestyleWorkout

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    JAN 30, 2020

    Are you too hard on yourself?

    I’m too fat. I’m dumb. I’m a terrible parent. They’ll never hire me. ... Read More >

    TOPICShealthy lifestylemental healthMental Health and Wellnessmind body health

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    JAN 30, 2020

    Sugar vs. sweeteners: Why less is always best

    Sweet treats and sugary drinks seem to surround us. Even many of our favorite fruits are high in sugar — mangoes and grapes being among the highest.1 But the problem is when people consume too much sugar, it can increase their risk of health problems like weight gain, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and dental cavities.2 Plus, a recent study showed that consuming artificially sweetened soft drinks can lead to a higher risk of stroke and dementia.3 So where do we begin when deciding what to do about all the sweet stuff? The first step is understanding the different kinds of sugar. ... Read More >

    TOPICSDiabetesEat Healthyhealthy lifestyleHeart HealthSugar

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    JAN 29, 2020

    6 simple habits for a heart-healthy lifestyle

    Here’s a sobering fact: Nearly half of all Americans are at risk of heart disease.1 Maybe high cholesterol runs in your family. Maybe your blood pressure runs a little too high. But despite all the odds, you’ve got a powerful tool to help tip the scales: lifestyle change. ... Read More >

    TOPICScardiac careEat Healthyexercisehealthy habitshealthy lifestyleHeart Healthprevention

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    JAN 02, 2020

    Make time for me-time with these simple self-care ideas

    Life has ups and downs, and self-care can help you manage stress, build resilience, and feel mentally and emotionally strong. It doesn’t really matter what you do — just that you do it for yourself. Since it’s a brand new year, now’s a perfect time to make self-care part of your healthy routine. The mind-body benefits are real, and you deserve it. ... Read More >

    TOPICShealthy lifestyleMental Health and Wellnessmind body healthself-careStress Management

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    JAN 02, 2020

    What you need to know about e-cigarettes and vaping

    As more and more cases of vaping-related lung illness pop up across the country, the dangers of e-cigarettes and vaping are becoming more apparent. Maybe you saw the news story about the 19-year-old college student from Florida who needs a lung and kidney transplant. Or the 18-year-old Illinois student athlete who now has the lungs of a 70-year-old. Or the 21-year-old from Sacramento who went into acute respiratory failure. All results of vaping. ... Read More >

    TOPICShealthy lifestylequit smokingSmoking

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    NOV 18, 2019

    Made with love: 9 ideas for homemade holiday gifts

    Whether you’re rushing store to store or frantically filling your online cart, holiday shopping can be stressful. Gift giving should bring us joy — not anxiety. So, if you’re looking to try something different this year, why not simplify with gifts you can make from the comfort of your own home. ... Read More >

    TOPICShealthy lifestyleHolidaysRecipeStress Less

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    NOV 14, 2019

    52 positive affirmations to brighten your day

    The old saying, “You are what you think” may be true. For example, negative thoughts may lead to a more negative outlook on life, which then can lead to more negative thoughts. This cycle of negativity may result in stress, anxiety, and depression, which can damage your physical health. ... Read More >

    TOPICShealthy lifestylemental healthMental Health and Wellnessmind body healthmindfulness

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    SEP 17, 2019

    A happy, healthy relationship should have these 8 traits

    From rom-coms and fairy tales to social media hashtags like #relationshipgoals, it’s part of our culture to idealize relationships. But the reality is no relationship is perfect all the time. They all have ups and downs, and every partnership is unique. But a strong, healthy relationship is typically grounded in some core characteristics. ... Read More >

    TOPICShealthy lifestylehealthy relationshipsMental Health and Wellnessrelationships