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Self-Care Starts With the Basics

  These days, it seems like we all have a lot going on. Whether we are busy at work, or at home, and still trying to keep up with social activities, it’s easy to forget about taking care of ourselves in the process. This is why it’s great to see that self care has become more popular recently.  Simply put, self-care is any activity that contributes to your well-being. It’s not surprising that self-care and wellness have become somewhat synonymous, because we all need to take care of ourselves as a whole. If we don’t, we risk our overall health. Searching the hashtag #selfcare on social media can bring up a lot of images of bath bombs, eye masks, and...

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How to Stay Healthy During Flu Season

If you live in the northern hemisphere like we do, you might have felt a bit of a chill in the air in recent weeks. Yes, we’re talking about fall, but we’re also talking about another season: flu season.  While some may get a cold or experience a mild version of the flu, others might come down with more severe cases which can lead to hospitalization, or worse, death. Therefore, flu prevention is a personal responsibility that can help you and the people around you stay healthy throughout the coming months. We’ve rounded up a few tips to stay healthy during flu season. Please note: The following is not a substitute for medical advice. Make sure to see your medical...

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Pill Anxiety: What It Is and How to Overcome It

Today, pills just seem to be a part of everyday life, be it for pain management or taking helpful supplements. It seems like once we get past childhood age, any medication or supplement that we used to take in liquid form would simply be offered as pills or capsules, and we are just supposed to accept this method. However, pill anxiety is still very common. In fact, the idea of having to swallow pills is downright scary for many people, and can hinder them from taking medication that they need or supplements that may help them. If this sounds like you, don’t worry - you’re not alone.  The reasons why people have trouble swallowing pills can vary. For some, it...

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A Dietitian’s Take: Why You Might Want to Start Taking These Nutritional Supplements

  Guest post by Sarah Remmer, RD We all know how important good nutrition is for our short-term—but more importantly long term—health, right? The nutrients we consume through food help our bodies and brains to function properly, help to repair our bodily tissues, and contribute to our overall longevity and health. Eating a balanced diet complete with lots of vegetables, fruits, protein-rich foods, and whole grains helps us to attain most of the nutrients that we need for proper health. And as a registered dietitian, this is what I guide my clients and readers towards—a nutrient-rich, balanced eating plan most of the time! But, then there’s real life. Even as a dietitian, I know that eating nutritious foods at every...

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Dental Care for Seniors: Affordable Ways to Improve Your Oral Hygiene

Did you know your dental health affects the health of the rest of your body? For example, gum disease can contribute to heart disease, diabetes, lung problems, and even digestive issues. Sadly, many seniors avoid dental care because their healthcare plans don't cover the expense. Fortunately, there are several ways for seniors to access affordable care and take preventive measures at home. Find a Better Dentist First of all, if you already have a dentist where you’re a patient, make sure the practice is meeting your needs. Even if the cost isn't an issue, long wait times, an inconvenient office location, or poor-quality care may keep you from going for regular preventive checkups. If you have mobility problems, it can...

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