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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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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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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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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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5 Reasons You Eat When You’re Not Hungry

5 Reasons You Eat When You’re Not Hungry

If the swath of time between Halloween and New Year’s feels like a months-long grazing session, you’re probably not alone. During the holidays especially, most of us are guilty of eating something not because we’re famished…but because it’s there. And it’s Aunt Linda’s fudge, and you only get it once a year. And it’s delicious! This phenomenon explains why many of us also pack on unwanted pounds during he holidays, and that’s never fun. One of the best ways to stave…

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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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What Happens When You Carry Excess Weight

What Happens When You Carry Excess Weight

You know how it goes: a celebratory dinner here, an office party there, a few weekend barbecues and birthdays sprinkled throughout…and the next thing you know, a year’s gone by and you’ve mysteriously gained 10 pounds. Most people don’t intend to let excess weight creep on, but for many — year after year — it does. And it doesn’t take much for a few pounds to add up to some major health issues, especially as we get older. Maintaining a healthy weight is important not…

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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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Banish Stinky Odor With FreshAir!

Banish Stinky Odor With FreshAir!

If you’ve ever owned a Vollara FreshAir unit, then you know what kind of positive impact it can have on your home, your family and your overall wellness. The FreshAir works by replicating a process that occurs in nature, which then destroys odors, eliminates smoke and reduces harmful contaminants ordinary cleaning can leave behind. So if you or someone in your family struggles with breathing difficulties, allergies or asthma, the FreshAir can be an invaluable asset to your home. But…

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Avoid Germs On Your Summer Travels!

Avoid Germs On Your Summer Travels!

Most of us don’t want to think too much about what all we could be exposed to when we travel, especially when it comes to the super-scary contaminant king E.coli. But it’s everywhere – on transportation, at schools, and even in the sanctuary of our own (seemingly clean) home. In truly disturbing news, two researchers recently discovered that certain pathogens – of which E.coli is one – can linger on airplane surfaces for days. Considering the number of people who could…

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