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Wellness begins at home: 5 tips for a healthier, happier home

(BPT) – From diets to exercise routines to standing at our desks while we work, we do a lot to stay healthy. Most of the time this involves focusing on what we eat and how we move. No doubt this is an essential component to good health, but increasingly, people are realizing their home environment […]

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3 steps to a healthier, happier home

(BPT) – Today, people are more focused on health and wellness than ever before. You know this because you are constantly flooded with advice on what to eat, how (and how much) to exercise, and what to ask your doctors. All of these things are important but what about the vital role the home plays […]

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Pets help seniors stay healthier and happier, wherever they live, studies show

(BPT) – French novelist Sidonie-Gabrielle Collette once said, ‘Our perfect companions never have fewer than four feet.’ Pets provide meaningful social support for owners, and they can be especially beneficial for seniors. Ample research shows pet ownership delivers physical and mental health benefits for seniors, regardless of whether they’re living on their own or in […]

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Allergens and indoor air quality: 4 steps to a healthier home

(BPT) – When at home, you’re probably relaxing, playing with the kids or tackling chores. What you aren’t likely doing is thinking about the air you’re breathing. Unfortunately, the reality is poor indoor air quality in residential spaces is a major problem. The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission points to a growing body of […]

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3 cornerstones to a longer, healthier, happier life for your pet

(BPT) – Your pets are members of the family. They are the source of some of your best memories, they are your travel companions, your confidantes and your evening snuggle partners. You love them and you want them to live the longest, healthiest and happiest life possible. Like it is for you, achieving the healthiest, […]

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5 nutritionist tips to start eating and living healthier

(BPT) – When you need to fix your car, learn the latest tech or finish a major home improvement, what do you do? You turn to the experts, those with in-depth knowledge on how to accomplish these tasks in the most efficient and effective way. And when you’re looking to improve your overall health by […]

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Healthier kids, healthier communities: 4 ways to get involved

(BPT) – It’s no secret that experiences in early and middle childhood are extremely important for a child’s healthy development and lifelong learning. Yet schools – the places where kids spend the majority of their time outside of the home during the week – often lack the resources and support needed to enable and inspire […]

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Volunteers bring healthier smiles to kids in need

(BPT) – Did you know half of all children in this country enter kindergarten with tooth decay? Tooth decay is the number one chronic infectious disease among children in the U.S., affecting 42 percent of children aged 2 to 11 years old, according to the National Institutes of Health. In addition, nearly half of minority […]

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10 smart swaps to make baking and cooking healthier

(BPT) – Creamy sauces, cookies, casseroles and cakes — as temperatures drop, it’s natural to crave favorite comfort foods. However, it’s easy to overindulge on rich dishes and decadent desserts, especially if you’re hosting a gathering of friends and family. How can you enjoy amazing foods while bumping up the health quotient? “Remember, when you’re […]

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How do you really feel about the cake? Emotional awareness promotes healthier eating

As obesity rates rise, health professionals and policy makers scramble to help consumers resist unhealthy eating choices, often focusing on better labeling and improved nutritional knowledge. According to a new study in the Journal of Marketing Research, however, training people to pay attention to their emotions is a far more powerful strategy. “Consumers are often […]

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