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The public health threat no one talks about
Monday, January 13, 2020
There is a public health threat looming across the United States that’s not visible to most but affects nearly half of all Americans daily: loneliness. Social isolation is as bad for your health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day and is twice as harmful as obesity. Worst of all, loneliness is a contributing factor in senior suicides, which are rising in
 
Make time for better health on busy days
Monday, January 13, 2020
Fitting in time to exercise and eat sensible meals can be impractical, if not impossible, when the demands of daily life get in the way. If busy days limit your ability to live as healthy of a lifestyle as you desire, take charge by squeezing in fitness and smart snacking when and where you can. Sneak in some exercise. Even on days you can't make it to the
 
Valentine's Day eats and treats
Monday, January 13, 2020
Valentine's Day naturally brings thoughts of hearts, flowers, sweetness and love. Because it also occurs during American Heart Month, it's a perfect opportunity to start taking care of your own heart and the hearts of loved ones. Part of the charm of the day's celebration is in giving family and friends flavorful foods to enjoy from chocolates and candies
 
A personalized diet can help you achieve better results
Tuesday, January 7, 2020
From custom-designed sneakers to tailor-made sunglasses, the trend of personalization is making its way to the world of weight loss and wellness. Specifically, researchers have been studying two converging topics in recent years. One is the importance of body type in determining the combination of fats, carbohydrates and protein that will provide the best
 
Relieve joint pain in the new year
Tuesday, January 7, 2020
The health benefits of regular exercise are undeniable, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommends 30 minutes of exercise at least five times per week. However, high-impact exercises like running and weight training can lead to joint pain, especially if you have a joint condition. The good news is that smart exercises with low impact
 
Dance yourself to a better you!
Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Dance is a great way for people of all ages, shapes and sizes to improve muscle tone, cardio health and coordination, as well as reduce stress and socialize. It gives our brains a workout too, since remembering steps to a routine or even just deciding on the next move requires a cognitive effort. Whether you had dance training in the past or refused to
 
Resolve to be a healthier you
Monday, December 30, 2019
While traveling more, losing weight and quitting bad habits are annually among some of the most popular new year's resolutions, the turn of the calendar does represent a perfect opportunity to better yourself in multiple ways. The impact of taking steps toward a healthier lifestyle – from committing to eating well, sleeping better, drinking cleaner
 
Make your weight loss goals a reality
Monday, December 30, 2019
Losing weight is a highly personal journey as a wide range of factors can affect a person's ability to do so. There's no one approach to weight loss; rather, the best approach is the one that fits your life and body best. Get motivated to reach your weight loss goals with these expert tips. Set realistic goals. Most experts agree you shouldn't lose more
 
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Impeachment then and now, as Senate steeped in partisanship

WASHINGTON — There’s every chance that the impeachment trial of Donald Trump will

Martin Luther King Jr. Triangle events

RALEIGH Jan. 20, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – MLK Jr. Day of Service, NC Museum of History, 5 E.

NCCU women, men tennis picked fourth

Alcorn State soccer star Shalisha King has been named to Trinidad and Tobago U20 squad for the