H2O, Hydration & More: The Healthy Wonders of Water

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If you’re looking for a simple way to unwind from your stress-filled life, try this: drink a glass of water. Sound too easy? The link between water and stress reduction is well documented. All of our organs, including our brains, need water to function properly. If you’re dehydrated, your body isn’t running well — and […]

H2O, Hydration & More: Coconut Water

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Coconut water is a liquid that forms naturally inside the shell of a coconut. It’s a common drink in many tropical countries and is becoming more popular in the U.S. Some companies market it as a natural sports drink. Why do people drink coconut water? In many countries, coconut water is thought to have health […]

H2O, Hydration & More: 7 Wonders of Water

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Stay Slimmer With Water Trying to lose weight? Water revs up metabolism and helps you feel full. Replace calorie-filled beverages with water, and drink a glass before meals to help you feel fuller. Drinking more water helps amp up metabolism – especially if your glass is icy cold. Your body must work to warm the […]

H2O, Hydration & More: Water Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Hydration?

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You should drink at least eight glasses of water per day. True or False? CORRECT ANSWER: False. There’s no evidence for the oft-repeated assertion that people need at least eight glasses of water per day. The Institute of Medicine recommends that men consume the equivalent of about 125 ounces of water daily and that women […]

MAY-ed For Fitness Buddies: Exercising With Your Dog

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Dogged by Obesity Man’s best friend is battling one of man’s worst enemies — obesity. Up to 40% of dogs in the U.S. weigh too much. Like people, overweight dogs are at risk for health problems, from arthritis to heart disease. This is one challenge you and your pet can face together. Research suggests people […]

Healthy Protein Food Sources

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Protein can help you shed those unwanted pounds and keep your belly full. But it’s important to eat the right amount and the right kind of protein to get the health benefits. Seafood Seafood is an excellent source of protein because it’s usually low in fat. Fish such as salmon is a little higher in […]

Give Your Body A Boost – With Laughter!

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Feeling rundown? Try laughing more. Some researchers think laughter just might be the best medicine, helping you feel better and putting that spring back in your step. “I believe that if people can get more laughter in their lives, they are a lot better off,” says Steve Wilson, MA, CSP, a psychologist and laugh therapist. […]