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Simple Ways to Avoid Bringing Home Extra “Baggage” this Summer

Memorial Day signals the “unofficial” beginning of summer inspiring visions of beaches, theme parks and lazy days by the lake.   For some, visions of tighter pants and expanding waistlines also comes to mind.  However, that does not have to happen.  With a little bit of planning, you can avoid bringing home extra “baggage.”

Finding Time to Exercise:  Many people have mentioned that they go on…

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National Stroke Month. Did you know?May is National Stroke Month

A stroke occurs when the supply of blood to the brain is either interrupted or reduced. When this happens, the brain does not get enough oxygen or nutrients, which causes brain cells to die.

  • Every 40 seconds, someone has a stroke
  • One out of six people will suffer a stroke in his or her lifetime
  • Stroke is the leading cause of disability in the U.S.
  • Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S.

Opening with these…

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Sleep, relax and breatheIsn’t it wonderful to fall asleep quickly, sleep soundly through the night and wake up feeling refreshed and energized?  The sun shines brighter; your heart feels lighter; and all is right with the world.  That’s the effect of restful and restorative sleep, which is essential for physical and psychological health.  When we sleep well most of the time, we feel better overall because our mind and body has had ample opportunities to recharge.  On the other hand, chronic…