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More than a measurement

More than a measurement

With people still in the thick of New Year’s resolutions, health is on many minds. Some are hitting the gym; others are on a new diet. And according to local counselor Jennifer Hughes, these good intentions can turn all too easily into body shaming. The National...

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Protect eyes from ultraviolet rays

Protect eyes from ultraviolet rays

Thanks to increased awareness about the perils of exposure to ultraviolet rays and skin damage, a greater number of people routinely apply sunscreen before spending time outdoors. But while people take steps to prevent sunburns, skin cancer and premature aging, they...

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Weighing in on exercise vs. dieting

Weighing in on exercise vs. dieting

Statistics indicate more and more men, women and children are overweight or obese. The National Institutes of Health state that more than 35 percent of adults in the United States are obese and more than 34 percent are overweight, while 17 percent of children and...

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6 Ways to Fight the Flu

6 Ways to Fight the Flu

As temperatures drop, the spread of cold and flu germs rises. Start the year off healthy and be sure to rid your home of lingering germs that may be hiding in places you don’t expect. These tips from the experts at Clorox can help you prevent the spread of germs: Get...

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Putting the Om in Your Home Yoga Practice

Putting the Om in Your Home Yoga Practice

By Abby Cole Special Contributor As a 13-year yoga student, I’ve found myself planking with a toddler as added resistance and receiving dog kisses while practicing my headstand balance. This may seem a little unexpected when trying to create a relaxing yoga...

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Light ‘em up now for better garden results


Light ‘em up now for better garden results


By Melinda Myers It’s time to break out the seeds and potting mix to start your garden plants indoors.  It’s a great way to keep your green thumb in shape over winter. Plus, you’ll save money, increase your variety of plants and jump start the growing season when you...

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Roll out the holiday welcome mat

Roll out the holiday welcome mat

Host friends, family without all the hassle Hosting family and friends for an extended period at your home for the holidays is a tall task. The Bureau of Transportation Statistics reports that during the Christmas/New Year holiday period, the number of long-distance...

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