Back pain… who does not have it?

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The smallest habits or lifestyle choices we make every day can cause some serious damage. 80-90% of people in the US suffer from back pain at some point in their lives – and much of it could be easily avoided with some simple tips like … [Read more...]

Strength training to stay young?

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Our ability to fight off disease resides in our muscles. Some believe that the greatest thing you can do for your body is to build muscle. This does not mean like the ultra body builders with muscles on top of their muscles :) This theory is based … [Read more...]

5 Foods to Flatten Your Tummy

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Consuming water absorbent foods helps detoxify the body’s system. Incorporating these foods into your diet will not only keep you feeling full longer, it will also help to curb your appetite. Not to mention, they will keep you feeling slim all summer … [Read more...]

Good Friday Free Stuff

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Many will be celebrating Easter this Sunday, and if so, this is also Good Friday for you too. The kids are always sure to remind us of when it is a holiday, not only does that mean no school, also some Easter treats might be waiting for them on … [Read more...]

Free stuff for Friday

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Who does not like free stuff? Especially if it is from Your Lighter Side ;)  If you order 1 Your Lighter Side apron, you will get 1 FREE Your Lighter Side mug with stirring spoon, pretty sweet deal! You can give these as gifts or keep them for … [Read more...]

Safety Tat

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If you are anything like me, there is no such phrase as "over protective" when it comes to the safety of your children. I do realize they need to be their own person as well and learn to adapt being away from me. Sending my daughter to Zoo  day camp … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Day is not just for couples

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It does not make a difference if you’re married, single or divorced, Valentine’s Day’s emphasis on romance and the expectations it sparks can create more stress than joy for many people. There can be a lot of pressure on February 14th for anyone. It … [Read more...]

Family-fit

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Did you know that January is Family Fit Lifestyle Month? I didn't either, but I like it!  It can be difficult starting a healthy eating/exercise regimen with the entire family, but starting early, having the right gear and making a plan can lead to … [Read more...]

February is Heart Disease Awareness month

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The link between gum disease and heart disease is real. And preventable. Periodontal disease—commonly referred to as gum disease—is a silent, painless bacterial infection that is often completely undetected or ignored until severe gum and bone … [Read more...]

Game Day Tips for People with Diabetes

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Millions of Americans will soon be viewing the big game, eating, drinking and socializing.  And, many of these fans and partygoers are people who have diabetes, or are at risking of developing diabetes.  Game day parties for these people can be … [Read more...]

3 Signs it is time to call 9-1-1

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If someone is having a heart attack, for example, they should get to the hospital without delay upon the initial onset of symptoms.  Here are warning signs that it’s time dial 9-1-1. • Symptoms for a heart attack: Men and women frequently … [Read more...]

Organic Flat Stanley

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One of you lucky readers can win a giveaway package that helps their family enhance their learning of organic food and farming in celebration of the new Flat Stanley organic farm tour. Families now have a fun way to learn about organic farming … [Read more...]

2014 Food trends

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Every year there are new miracle diets, amazing foods, killer foods, magical herbs, and oh yea.. the legalization of a different kind of herb too. This year already has shown us a few new trends, here are a few more that you should keep your eye … [Read more...]

Reduce Stress in 2014

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Who does not have stress in their life? It is a part of life and there are of course stresses we bring onto ourselves too. I know I am a people pleaser, but this can really take a toll of you after a while. Being selfless is a great quality but you … [Read more...]

Trimming your tummy can sharpen your mind!

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Swedish researchers have found that losing weight through proper diet and exercise will also sharpen your mind and memory too! There has been previous research showing that overweight people struggle more with episodic memory than people that were … [Read more...]