Articles in Environment, Food, Exercise and Outdoors

Take a Trip: The Mental and Physical Health Benefits of Vacationing

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Setting aside time to escape the busyness of life may pose a challenge for hard-working moms, but the many rewards are worth every effort! ... Read full article

Make Healthy Eating Fun from Lunchtime to Lifetime

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Picture this as your child’s midday meal: a lunchbox filled with colorful tomatoes and peppers, strawberries and a pinwheel whole grain sandwich packed with spinach, lean turkey and low-fat cream cheese.... Read full article

Slimmer Thighs

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Don’t wait until summer to work on your summer body. If you start now, you can have toned thighs by the time you go on your first summer vacation. Spend a few minutes on each exercise. Start with 10 reps three times for each exercise and gradually, ... Read full article

Top Dog-friendly Cities to Visit in America

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Looking to hit the road with your favorite furry pal this season? When it comes to vacationing with your dog, it’s important to keep key destination factors in mind like number and location of dog parks; city walkability; access to greenways; and pre... Read full article



Transplant Games: Going for the Gold with New Heart

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Emily Traylor has a joy for life. The runway trim, always-on-the-go wife, mom and volunteer enthusiastically approaches each day with a radiant smile, a competitive spirit and a new heart. The 40-year-old Louisiana resident is one of thousands of tr... Read full article

8 Tips for Having A Great Yard for Your Pet in the Spring

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How to be “Backyard Ready” for Dog Fun When Spring Hits... Read full article

Thigh Support Improving Your Thighs Expands your Balance and Stability

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A healthy body’s ability to continually find balance and stability as a moving mass is truly a remarkable feat.  Think about when you may have accidentally tripped on an uprooted crack in a sidewalk, or up a misjudged stairwell step.  Those times whe... Read full article

Broccoli Rabe

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You’ve seen it at the farmers market: the vegetable that looks like broccoli and kale had a lovechild. Broccoli rabe, also known as rapini, contains all the benefits of both in its leafy bouquet. This nutritionally dense vegetable is a secret super... Read full article

Green Tea

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Wondering what makes green tea a super food? Green tea is a super food because of its high levels of antioxidants. Catechins are polyphenols (a type of antioxidant) present in green tea that are responsible for its antimicrobial and anti-inflammator... Read full article