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Fall Comfort Foods with a Healthy Twist

Cooler weather is the perfect time for snuggling under the covers with a good book or your loved ones. It’s also the time most people think about comfort foods. Unfortunately, foods that taste good and provide a feeling of warmth or security may not be so good for you. This…

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Healthy Fall Activities for Families to Share

With schools now in session, most likely your life is settling back into a routine. Just because things have settled down, doesn’t mean your family has to become sedentary and less healthy. These healthy fall activities are great for everyone in your family to share. • Visit an orchard as…

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5 Quick Pick-Me-Ups for the Fall Season

Summertime is the time of year people are on the go. There are outdoor sports, cookouts to attend and plenty of activities to keep you busy. By summer’s end, you may feel overwhelmed and worn out. You may feel like your get-up-and-go got up and went. Try these five quick…

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Autumn Scents to Reduce Stress

Stress seems to be an all too common theme in today’s households, there’s simply no way to completely avoid it. After a busy summer, you may be looking forward to a chance to slow down and recuperate a bit. Tapping into your sense of smell is a great way to…

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All Natural Mood Boosters

As the summer months come to an end, it is natural for people to feel a little bit “down”. The days grow shorter, the temperatures cool and a condition known as seasonal blues or seasonal affective disorder (SAD), sets in. If you’ve noticed a dip in your mood lately, try…

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Taking Control of Fall Allergies

Are you one of the millions affected by allergies? Do they seem to get worse in the autumn months? If so, it’s time to taking control of fall allergies so you can enjoy the season like everyone else. Common fall allergy symptoms include: •    Sneezing •    Coughing •    Itchy or…

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Healthy Bowl Game Snack Ideas

Whether its college bowl games or those leading up to the super bowl, watching weekend football games is common during the fall months. And, while the fans may like to nosh on Buffalo wings, potato chips and pizza, there’s something to be said for making healthy “bowl” games snacks rather…

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7 Cool Weather Activities to Elevate Your Endorphins

If you have exercised at all in the past, you know how good you feel afterwards. The reason for the rush of energy and improved outlook after working out is because the body produces chemicals called endorphins. These chemicals cause what is often called a “runner’s high” where pain and…

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Spices Health Facts: Turmeric

Turmeric is a spice native to South and Southeast Asia and is particularly abundant in India. It is an orange-colored spice that is part of the ginger family. Turmeric is one of the staple spices in the Middle Eastern and South Asian cuisines most especially Indian, Thai, Persian and Iranian…

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Tips to Make Small Room Look Bigger

Some people feel uneasy and uncomfortable inside a small room unless it is given an appearance of openness. In a small room, every item you put in it and how you decorate it matters. Even if you have a small room, you can still give it a bigger appearance by…

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