Positive Living

Positive Health

Not Exercising Worse for Your Health than Smoking, Diabetes, and Heart Disease

Being unfit should be considered as strong of a risk factor
as hypertension, diabetes and smoking.
 
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Zinc for Colds?

Will taking zinc make your cold go away faster? More +

27 ‘Healthy’ Habits That Secretly Make You Gain Weight

Bogus “healthy” habits that will only leave you wider and softer
than before. 
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15 Subtle Thyroid Disease Symptoms You’re Ignoring

These common physical symptoms could signal a major problem
with your thyroid.
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House Dust Spurs Growth of Fat Cells

Researchers have identified common environmental pollutants that
could contribute to the world’s obesity epidemic.
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Sitting is the New Smoking

Are You at Risk?
 
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The Importance of Water

Staying hydrated is one of the healthiest habits you can adopt. More +

Young Women and Heart Disease

Five warning signs of heart disease you shouldn’t ignore More +

This Is Why You Cross Your Legs

And why you may want to stop—immediately.
 
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20 Ways the Sun Harms Your Health

This summer,be sure to keep an eye out for these
potentially serious inflictions.
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20 Skin Cancer Symptoms Everyone Needs to Know

One in five Americans will be diagnosed with skin cancer
by the time they hit 70 years old.
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Positive Nutrition

Mindful Eating

Mindful eating is not a diet, but the approach is gaining traction as
a successful weight-loss mechanism.
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17 Ingredients to Avoid Cooking With

Experts say that these cooking and baking essentials
are weight loss saboteurs in disguise.
 
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14 “Health” Foods Worse Than a Donut

We're consuming way too much sugar—but it's not just coming
from junk food. 
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11 Restaurant Scams That Sabotage Weight Loss

How to avoid them and what to eat instead. More +

30 Shocking Secret Ingredients Hiding in Your Favorite Foods

Nutritionists tell clients to read the nutrition labels and the
ingredient lists for good reason.
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30 Easy Eating Habits for a Flatter Tummy

Simple, practically effortless tricks to sneak into your daily life.
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The 28 Best and Worst Pumpkin Spice Foods

If you think there’s no such thing as too much when it comes to your beloved pumpkin spice flavor, think again. More +

25 Foods That Make You Hungrier

Avoid these foods that spike your appetite even more. More +

20 Tips to Stop Sugar Cravings In Their Tracks

Sugar cravings come at the worst times and can be really hard
to resist, but it is possible.
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Can You Eat Too Much Avocado?

There’s no one simple answer because no two bodies are the same. More +

21 Amazing Benefits of Bananas

 Lose weight, reduce bloat, fight cancer and increase your energy. More +

Is Coffee Good for You?

Coffee isn't just tasty and energizing — it may also be extremely
good for you.
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5 Best Ways to Win Your Battle With Weight Loss

Balancing blood sugar and metabolism are the keys to success. More +

20 Surprising Foods With More Carbs Than a Bowl of Pasta

There are a number of under-the-radar eats that actually pack
far more carbs than an entire bowl of penne.
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30 Reasons Why You’re Always Hungry

...and 25 Foods That Make You Hungrier More +

6 Foods that Turn Into Belly Fat

Some foods go right to your gut and cause nearly instant fat gain. More +

15 Cheapest Proteins in the Supermarket

The recommended dietary allowance for protein is 56 grams for men
and 46 grams for women per day.
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Best Spices for Fat Loss

 Research suggests that some spices can actually target
visceral belly fat and reduce bloating.
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30 Easy Tricks That Will Make You Feel Fuller

Try these no-fail expert strategies to outsmart your cravings More +

The Healthiest Power Fruits Next Door

Ordinary apples, grapes, and other fruits boast some
pretty impressive health benefits
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Toxins in your Food

10 Toxins Worse than High Fructose Corn Syrup More +

Fresh vs. Frozen

Are fresh fruits and vegetables more nutritious than
frozen or canned?
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POSITIVE PARENTING

What Electronic Toys, TV Can Do to Your Infant’s Brain

 Children younger than 2 need hands-on exploration and social interaction. More +

Positive Mind

Smelling This May Decrease Anxiety

 Research suggests that smelling lavender can relieve
feelings of anxiety.
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15 Foods That Make Your Depression or Anxiety Worse

What you eat can dramatically alter your mental health. More +

20 Top Tricks from Therapists on Finding Happiness

Just 33% of American adults identified as "very happy". More +

Digital Addiction and Mental Health in Students

 Overuse of smartphones may lead to hard-to-control behaviors and feelings of depression, anxiety, and loneliness.
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What It’s Like to Be Allergic to Sounds

Do you suffer from misophonia? More +

Creativity Improves Happiness

Do One Creative Thing Every Day to Increase Your Overall
Happiness
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You're Not Normal Because Nobody Is!

Feeling different is normal because there IS no normal. More +

11 Signs and Symptoms of Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety disorders can be debilitating, but they can be managed. More +

9 Different Types of Depression

Depression isn't a one-size-fits-all diagnosis. More +

7 Common Myths About Depression

An estimated 15.7 million adults aged 18 or older in the United States had at least one major depressive episode in 2014  More +

POSITIVE PET PARENTING

15 Signs Your Dog is Depressed

Don't let these potentially serious symptoms go unchecked. More +

Foods That Can Be Poisonous to Pets

Find out what foods are safe for people but dangerous for pets. More +

The 9 Most Common Summer Dangers for Pets

When the heat turns up, the dangers to pets increase too. More +

POSITIVE AGING

How You Cook Affects How You Age

When proteins and fats are cooked at high temperatures,
a chemical reaction happens that forms AGEs.
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Menopause or Thyroid?

Shared symptoms make it easy to confuse the two. More +

20 Foods That Age You 20 Years

What you eat plays one of the starring roles in how you
look and feel as you get older.
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25 Best Foods for Menopause

What women should load their plates with to mitigate the symptoms
often associated with menopause.
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Pickleball--The Area's Hottest New Sport

A combination of tennis, Ping-Pong and badminton, pickleball has suddenly become a favorite pastime among seniors. More +

Robotic Pets for Lonely Seniors

Older adults are often forced to give up pets they can no longer care
for or that are unwelcome at extended-care facilities.
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Eat Healthy, Stay Fit, and Live Well Over 50

Ways to keep fit mentally and physically as you age.  More +

Teas May Help with Menopause Symptom Relief

Natural ways to help ease the discomfort and pain if you’re going
through perimenopause or menopause.
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The One Exercise Every Older Person Should Do

If you want to improve your body and your brain. More +

7 Steps To Healthy, Happy Aging

By taking good care of yourself and following your doctor’s orders,
you can ensure your golden years are just that.
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Top 10 Scams Targeting Seniors

Financial scams often go unreported. More +

Top 8 Summer Health Tips

Summer can be a dangerous time for seniors. More +

Hearing Loss and Dementia

Two-thirds of adults over 70 years old  who suffer from hearing loss
have an elevated risk of cognitive decline.
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Positive Fitness

Benefits of Walking

10 Reasons to Go for a Walk Right Now. More +

Calorie Burn/Sitting Time Calculators

Breaking up extended periods of sitting bystanding more –
especially at work – can help promote health and fitness.
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Deskercize!!

At least 8 in 10 American workers are desk potatoes. More +

Positive Community

"Plogging"--The New Eco-Friendly Fitness Craze

Plogging brings awareness to just how much litter lines our streets, parks, and trails. More +

Positive Comments & Suggestions

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POSITIVE NEWS

NOVEMBER
 
 
 
 
 
 
  EPILEPSY AWARENESS MONTH
 
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HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES FOR SENIORS
and DISABLED GROUPS
 
 
 
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COMPANIES ARE DESIGNING
"ADAPTIVE CLOTHING"
FOR THOSE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
 
 
 
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ADULT DAY PROGRAM
           
          Camp Cheerful
 
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   WORLD'S FIRST AUTISM CERTIFICATION
 
 
 

Positive Games for your Brain

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