Science-based Suggestions for self-confidence

A recent study shows your perception of your own image has a profound effect on how you present yourself to the rest of the world. Those findings could be empowering since even small changes to your self-care routine can significantly boost your self-confidence. The study by researchers at the Stanford Graduate School of Business found […]

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Congress may improve access to integrated care for dialysis patients

(BPT) – More than 700,000 people in the U.S. suffer from end-stage renal disease (ESRD), also known as kidney failure. These patients often cope with multiple chronic illnesses such as diabetes, heart disease and depression. They may also have financial difficulties, which limit their ability to access preventative health care services. These patients must juggle […]

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It’s closed-window season: 6 steps to improve indoor air quality

(BPT) – Spring and summer have a reputation for being allergy seasons, but actually two-thirds of allergy sufferers experience symptoms year-round, according to a study conducted by Isobar. Airborne allergens don’t disappear when the weather cools, windows close and everyone heads indoors. Actually, throughout “closed-window season,” the lack of ventilation can cause irritants like dust, […]

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6 small steps to improve your health in a big way

(BPT) – You want to be healthier, right? But try as you might, it always seems like something’s standing in your way. Time and money are two of the largest obstacles, and you may think it’s impossible to improve your health without a significant time or financial investment. The good news is, however, that’s not […]

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A senior-friendly workout to improve movement and prevent injury

(BPT) – Exercise is good for everyone, but seniors with mobility or balance issues may wonder what kind of exercise they can do that will be safe, easy and effective. Jogging outdoors, running on a treadmill or lifting weights at the gym aren’t always practical — or enjoyable — activities for everyone. However, one type […]

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Walk 10,000 Steps To Improve Health And Fitness

It’s a fact, America is becoming obese at an alarming rate and the rest of the world is following close behind. We are eating more (and more of the wrong stuff) and exercising less or getting no exercise at all. Our health is in steep decline and doctor and hospital visits are at all time […]

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Weight loss surgery may improve kidney function

In addition to helping patients shed pounds, weight loss surgery may also improve kidney function, according to a study that will be presented at ASN Kidney Week 2014 November 11-16 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, PA. Weight loss, or bariatric, surgery is highly effective for rapid weight loss in patients with morbid obesity, […]

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Improve Your Skin Health with Exercise and Nutrition

As registered dietitians and personal trainers, we are intimately familiar with the health benefits that good nutrition provides for every part of the body. Interestingly, most people focus on nutrition and exercise for disease prevention or for weight loss, but they don’t typically think of the positive effects they have on skin, the […]

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Improve Your Brain Health

As we get older, our brains get rusty. This deterioration of the brain eventually leads to Alzheimer’s disease. There are ways to improve you brain health however and decrease your chances of getting Alzheimer’s disease. Eating a lot of colorful fruits and vegetables is important for brain health. The brighter the colors the better, because […]

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Walking workstations improve physical, mental health, builds healthier workplace

Walking workstations can improve not only physical, but also mental health during the workday, a new study released this week found. The research was conducted by faculty and student researchers from the Department of Psychology in the School of Science at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). With growing concerns regarding obesity in the United States, […]

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