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10 Important Reasons Why You Should Drink More Water

Top 10 Benefits of Drinking Water: Don’t Medicate, Hydrate! 1. Increases Energy & Relieves Fatigue – Since your brain is mostly water, drinking it helps you think, focus and concentrate better and be more alert. As an added bonus, your energy levels are also boosted! 2. Promotes Weight Loss – Removes by-products of fat, reduces eating intake (by filling up your tummy if consumed prior to meals), reduces hunger (hello natural appetite … Read More

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Before Falling Into the Zika Virus Hype Ask Yourself These Essential Questions

Before becoming racked with fear over the Zika virus (a flavivirus, which for the most part, have arthropod vectors, e.g., mosquitoes) we may want to take our time and explore this emerging story in depth, as the fear mongering has begun. First, it is important to ask questions. Asking questions is NOT an avenue toward conspiracy theorizing, but thinking. During my studies as an MPH student, at Yale University’s School … Read More

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How E-Cigs Lower Your Chances of Quitting

There’s been a ton of controversy over whether electronic cigarettes actually help people ditch their nicotine habit. So, in an attempt to come to a definitive conclusion, researchers reviewed a meta-analysis of 38 studies linking e-cigarette use and smoking cessation in smokers as young as 15. Researchers pored over multiple aspects of study data, like “study location, design, population, definition and prevalence of e-cigarette use, comparison group (if applicable), cigarette consumption, level of … Read More

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Nutrients That Help Promote Healthy Brain and Mental Health

Scary fact: Approximately 20 percent of Americans ages 55 and older will experience some form of cognitive impairment in their lifetime according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But you can’t wait until you’re 55 to start thinking about your brain health. Now is the time to begin taking steps to protect your gray matter. And the good news is that doesn’t mean you have to do a million crossword puzzles … Read More

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Tips on How to Get Back Into Exercising

Falling out of your exercise routine is common and getting back into that routine and shape can be extremely difficult. Many people struggle to balance work, family, friends and a variety of other personal issues. Here are some tips and advice on how to get back into that consistent workout plan and how to stay consistent! Don’t Break the Habit – The easiest way to keep things going is simply not to … Read More

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