What to Look for in Fitness Supplements

What to Look for in Fitness Supplements

There’s a growing trend toward using fitness supplements to help boost energy and overall health. The number of products to choose from is also growing at record speeds, and sometimes it can be challenging to know which supplements are best for you. Here are a few tips to keep in mind when making your choice. Look at the ingredient list. Try to choose supplements that are made from natural ingredients and whole-food sources. This will help you get the nutrition…

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A Better Kind of Energy Drink

A Better Kind of Energy Drink

Energy drinks have become a staple at workplaces, campuses and homes nationwide. With different flavors, bright colors and grab-and-go portability, they’ve become an easy, legal way to keep the energy going…but that’s not always a good thing. Between gulping energy drinks, sodas and coffee, it’s easy to see how anyone could quickly become overly-caffeinated. While straight-up brewed tea and coffee does have varying amounts of caffeine, what they (and even soda) don’t have – that many energy drinks do – is questionable ingredients….

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Clever Cleaning Tips for 2020

Clever Cleaning Tips for 2020

The beginning of a new year usually triggers a person’s need to start anew, and that often extends to the desire many have to clean their homes after the whirlwind of the holidays. It can feel so good to organize, clean, recycle and reconfigure your home into a fresh, streamlined environment. After all, a clean home is the biggest step in creating a healthy home! But we know that cleaning your home is a huge undertaking, one that sometimes leaves…

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How to Stay Energized Over the Holidays

How to Stay Energized Over the Holidays

For a lot of people, the holidays (that crush of time from November to New Years) is at once wonderful…and potentially an energy drain. For every memorable meal, decorated home, sleigh ride and perfect gift is a person who ran themselves ragged to make sure it happened! So if you’re one of the architects of festivity this holiday season, be sure to take care of yourself and keep your energy at optimum levels. After all — you should be able to…

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Make It Sparkle: 7 Clever Cleaning Tips

Make It Sparkle: 7 Clever Cleaning Tips

Before the influx of friends, family, parties and celebration begins, you want to make sure your home feels warm and welcoming. And depending on the size of your home (and how many kids and furry friends you have running around), “cleaning” can prove a daunting task — one that sometimes leaves you throwing your hands in the (dust-filled) air and resigning yourself to a job half-done. Common household cleaners are meant to help you clean, spiff and eliminate stains and…

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Trouble Breathing: Is it Allergies or Asthma?

Trouble Breathing: Is it Allergies or Asthma?

Tightness in your chest, difficulty breathing, adverse reactions to environmental and biological triggers. Are you experiencing an asthma attack…or do you have a wicked case of allergies? Answer: it could be both. Allergies and asthma often occur together. Certain allergens – like dust mites, pet dander, and pollen – can act as triggers for both allergies and asthma. An allergy is an inflammatory reaction or response to a specific substance. Allergic reactions can involve nasal membranes, the eyes, the skin,…

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What’s Affecting Your Indoor Air Quality?

What’s Affecting Your Indoor Air Quality?

There’s a lot of concern over air pollution — especially the haze you can distinctly see settling on the horizon. But it might be surprising to learn that the air quality indoors is often just as bad, and in many cases worse, than the air outdoors.  People, on average, spend the majority — about 90% — of their day indoors, so they’re more likely to inhale the pollutants that are lurking indoors. Poor indoor air quality can be blamed partially on common pollutants entering…

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What is Alkaline Water?

What is Alkaline Water?

So you’ve heard the buzz, but you still want to know: what is alkaline water? Is it different from the various types of filtered water, purified water, distilled water, or natural spring water? And are there benefits for those who drink it? Normal tap water is considered to be neutral on the pH scale with a pH level of 7, while some water, such as well water (depending on its source), can be slightly acidic, with a pH of 6…

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The Benefits of Healthy Fats

The Benefits of Healthy Fats

Conventional dieting wisdom from the last quarter-century has drilled into the heads of a generation that fat = bad. For most adults, it’s crossed our minds at least once to eliminate high fat foods from our diet — maybe at our doctor’s recommendation, or because an article in a health magazine convinced us it was in our own best interest. Fat has always been a controversial topic when it comes to diet, health and overall nutrition. It seems like fat…

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Tips for Healthy Holiday Travel

Tips for Healthy Holiday Travel

Whether you’re traveling for work, vacation or during the holidays, it’s important to stay healthy. Getting sick or feeling under the weather when you’re away from home is no fun at all! The good news is, with a little extra thought, you can arm yourself with the tools and knowledge you need to protect yourself and your health when you travel. Lodging One thing almost all hotels –whether they a motor lodge or a 5 star hotel — seem to have in…

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