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Health Tip – June 4 – Burn That Belly Fat

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Almost 70% of the world’s population is overweight. Increasing your activity levels, however, plays a key role in getting your weight under control. So be sure to take long walks or exercise every day. Swimming regularly is another great way to overcome obesity. Stay active, and your body will respond.

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Word of the Day – June 4 – Nonpareil

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Adjective: Nonpareil  (nahn-puh-REL) Definition: Having no equal. Sample sentence: The restaurant, owned by Italian immigrants, served a pizza nonpareil to any other  in town.

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Health Tip – June 3 – A Good Workout Can Work the Kinks Out

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If you suffer from back pain, one way to cure it is to get out and exercise. Exercise doesn’t carry many of the negative side effects of other pain treatments – but be sure to consult your doctor to make sure this course of action is right for you.

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Word of the Day – June 3 – Dudgeon

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Noun: Dudgeon  (DUJ-un) Definition: A fit or state of indignation. Sample sentence: The customer stormed out of the store in high dudgeon after the manager refused to give her a refund for her purchase.

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Word of the Day – May 31 – Efflorescence

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Noun: Efflorescence  (ef-luh-RESS-unss) Definition: 1. The action or process of developing and unfolding as if coming into flower or an instance of such development. 2. Fullness of manifestation: culmination. 3. The period or state of flowering. Sample sentence: Perhaps a collective sense of anxiety about the natural world … has prompted an efflorescence of books […]

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Health Tip – May 31 – Go Bananas About Bananas

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The health benefits from bananas are numerous and varied. Bananas can provide you with a boost of energy, and they are loaded with vitamins, minerals, and fiber. They can even make you feel more optimistic. So, for a great way to bolster your mental and physical well-being, don’t count out a banana’s appeal.

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Health Tip – May 30 – Control Computer-related Eye Strain

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The older you get, the harder it is to focus your eyes, something that can be exacerbated by staring at a PC all day regardless of how old you are. To help ease computer eyestrain, take regular breaks to give your eyes a chance to refocus, have enough soft light to help you read, use […]

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Word of the Day – May 30 – Sentient

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Adjective: Sentient  (SEN-shee-unt) Definition: 1. Responsive to or conscious of sense impressions. 2. Having or showing understanding or knowledge: aware. 3. Finely sensitive in perception or feeling. Sample sentence: Both parties to the agreement must be sentient of the risks involved.

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Word of the Day – May 29 – Garnish

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Verb: Garnish  (GAHR-nish) Definition: 1. Decorate, embellish. 2. To add decorative or savory touches to, as in food or drink. 3.  To equip with accessories or furnishings. 4. To take (as a debtor’s wages) by legal authority:  garnishee. Sample sentence:  The only difference between the steak dinner at the fancy restaurant and the one at […]

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Health Tip – May 29 – Too Much Tossing and Turning

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The more sleep you get, the better your body will be at combating cancer. Melatonin, a powerful anti-cancer antioxidant, is produced while we sleep. So the more sleep we get, the more melatonin will be released into our systems. In fact, people whose wake-and-sleep rhythms are disrupted can have as much as 70 times greater […]

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