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Health Tip – May 10 – Stretch for Better Flexibility

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As you age, your flexibility decreases. To battle this problem, do some simple yoga poses in the morning and evening – your muscles will thank you!

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Word of the Day – May 10 – Fathom

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Verb: Fathom  (FA-thum) Definition: 1. To measure by a sounding line. 2. Probe. 3. To penetrate and come to understand. Sample sentence: Even those close to him couldn’t always fathom why he repeatedly risked his life to climb the world’s tallest mountains.

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Word of the Day – May 9 – Fustigate

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Verb: Fustigate  (FUSS-tuh-gayt) Definition: 1. To beat with or as if with a short heavy club. 2. To criticize severely. Sample sentence: The newspaper editor was known to fustigate many of the letters submitted by the readers and would not publish anything that didn’t fit his way of thinking.

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Health Tip – May 9 – How to Fight Insomnia

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If you suffer from insomnia, put several drops of lavender oil on a cotton ball and place it in your pillowcase. The calming lavender scent will relax you and help you fall asleep.

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Health Tip – May 8 – A Daily Walk

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To improve your overall health, take a daily 30-minute brisk walk. This simple task will improve your cardiovascular health, increase your metabolism, and help control your cholesterol and blood pressure.

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Word of the Day – May 8 – Exiguous

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Adjective: Exiguous  (ig-ZIG-yuh-wus) Definition: Excessively scanty or inadequate. Sample sentence: New computer equipment would be prohibitively expensive, given the rural school’s exiguous resources.

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Word of the Day – May 7 – Berceuse

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Noun: Berceuse  (bair-SOOZ) Definition: 1. Lullaby 2. A musical composition usually in 6/8 time that resembles a lullaby Sample sentence: Chopin’s “Berceuse” Opus 57 is one of my favorite pieces to play on the piano.

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Health Tip – May 7 – Hand-Washing Matters!

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After you handle raw meat or use the bathroom, make sure to thoroughly wash your hands. This prevents the spread of germs, bacteria, and viruses that can cause infections and diseases. It will keep you and your loved ones healthier!

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Word of the Day – May 6 – Troglodyte

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Noun: Troglodyte  (TRAH-gluh-dyte) Definition: 1. A member of any of various peoples who lived or were reputed to live chiefly in caves. 2. A person characterized by reclusive habits or outmoded or reactionary attitudes. Sample sentence: I don’t tweet, blog or text, which probably makes me some kind of troglodyte.

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Health Tip – May 6 – Eat Dark Fruits and Veggies for Younger-Looking Skin

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Eating dark fruits and veggies – like cherries, blueberries, and mangoes – decreases aging and disease because it reduces inflammation of the skin and increases collagen production. Healthy fruits and veggies also thicken the skin, making you look more youthful.

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