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How to Get a Head Start on New Year’s Resolutions

With this year winding down and 2022 just around the corner, it means it is nearly time for New Year’s celebrations – and a fresh batch of New Year’s resolutions. While some people love the idea of starting the year off with a list of self-improvements, others seem to dread the calendar flip that traditionally ushers in a season of… 

Welcome the Holidays with Three Festive Recipes

It’s officially here – the cozy season of delicious food, special gatherings and cookie exchanges. A holiday centered around food can certainly pose challenges to health goals. It’s difficult to say no to a second helping of your favorite food, but there are ways to help keep your hunger and desire for more in check: Get enough sleep to keep… 

Homemade Holiday Gifts (Including for Children)

The holiday season is a wonderful time to get together with loved ones, but it can also bring along a period of stress that can ultimately affect mental health. Financial pressure is among the highest on the list of holiday stressors. According to a Lending Tree poll, 13 percent of those surveyed are still paying off last year’s holiday bills… 

How Plant-Based Diets Can Help Reverse Diabetes – November is American Diabetes Month

One in 10 Americans has diabetes, and 95% of them have Type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes occurs when the body’s ability to regulate and use glucose, or blood sugar, as fuel is impaired. The pancreas produces less insulin, the hormone that helps cells process sugar from blood, and cells become insulin-resistant and begin to take in less sugar. This… 

Demystifying the Nutrition Facts Label

Organic, healthy, low-fat, natural and the list goes on – commercial food packages are filled with seemingly healthy terms. The truth is, there are plenty of foods packed with unhealthy ingredients that are deemed organic and natural. The best place to look decipher a healthy choice from an unhealthy one is the nutrition facts label and ingredient list. But even… 

5 Key Financial Facts About Healthcare You Need to Understand As You Age

Managing your health as you grow older can become expensive, especially if you aren’t prepared for the realities of dealing with the medical system. Research shows that a three-day hospital visit can cost an uninsured patient $30,000, which is a number that may shock you. Here are five financial facts you should know about healthcare as you grow older if…