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Resolve to get more shut-eye? Here are 4 sleep hacks to help

(BPT) – As the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve, millions of people vow to eat better, work out more and lead a healthier life. But something is missing from this equation. While eating well and getting exercise are extremely important, too often people neglect the keystone of good health: sleep. While few people […]

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Try this protein-packed substitute to make lunchtime more nutritious

(BPT) – Cottage cheese is having a moment. Nutritionists and health-minded individuals have discovered that the dairy case staple can actually unlock a lot of mealtime solutions, especially when it comes to remaking recipes with a creamy base, such as tuna salad and veggie dip. Simply swap the mayonnaise, cream cheese or sour cream with […]

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You need more fruits and veggies: 5 easy ways to get there

(BPT) – Most Americans understand the importance of embracing a variety of fruits and vegetables into their diets, but finding inspiration and fresh ideas for incorporating them into everyday meals can be challenging. Research shows that only 10 percent of Americans are meeting the MyPlate recommendations for daily intake of fruits and veggies, according to […]

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5 tips to make family mealtimes more mindful

(BPT) – The hectic workday is over. As you pull into your driveway, you feel relief because you’ve finally escaped the cranky co-workers, the deadlines and traffic jams. Now you can spend the next few hours relaxing at home with your family. What better way to enjoy this time than with a delicious meal together? […]

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Diabetes impacts younger people more often: Are you at risk?

(BPT) – Every 17 seconds someone in the United States is diagnosed with diabetes. What’s even more surprising is diabetes is growing fastest among younger people, outpacing the rate of heart disease, substance abuse and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. A new study by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) shows that the impact of […]

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More than fun: 5 tips for planning a healthy vacation

(BPT) – Taking a vacation is more than a fun getaway from the daily drudges of life. Turns out, travel has a multitude of benefits that can impact your health and wellness, too. Beyond stress reduction, vacations can improve heart health, mental health and personal relationships. In fact, men who take annual vacations are 32 […]

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Five Reasons to Sleep More [Video]

Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. (BPT) – According to a sleep survey commissioned by ZzzQuil and conducted online by Harris Poll, nearly nine in 10 Americans (87 percent) report they have experienced trouble falling asleep. To help get the word out about sleeplessness in America and why it’s important to […]

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When that nagging cough is actually something more

(BPT) – Working mom Betsy had a fulfilling career and a loving family. The only thing standing in the way of her ability to fully enjoy her life was a persistent cough that just wouldn’t stop. Eventually, instead of doing the things she enjoyed, like spending time with her twin boys or going to dinner […]

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Are you more than tired? 5 symptoms you shouldn’t ignore

(BPT) – Do you fight to stay awake during the day? Is exhaustion part of your everyday life? If the urge to sleep is overwhelming and irresistible, it may be a sleep disorder called narcolepsy, a condition affecting approximately one in 2,000 people in the U.S. Narcolepsy is one of the most frequently diagnosed primary […]

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Fiber: What it is and why you need more of it in your diet

(BPT) – Eat more fiber. If your doctor didn’t give you this advice at your last checkup, she probably should have: 97 percent of Americans don’t get the recommended daily amount of dietary fiber they need to stay healthy. But what is fiber, and why is it good for you? Dietary fiber, sometimes called “roughage,” […]

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