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Health Tip – Oct. 3 – Get Spiritual

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A study conducted by the formidably sober and scientific Harvard University found that patients who were prayed for recovered quicker than those who weren’t, even if they weren’t aware of the prayer. You don’t have to become a religious fanatic, but acknowledging a higher power and trusting that there is someone or something with more […]

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Word of the Day – Oct. 2 – Minion

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Noun: Minion (MIN-yun) Definition: 1. A servile dependent, follower, or underling. 2. One highly favored: idol. 3. A subordinate or petty official. Sample sentence: The senior partner joked that she’d send her faithful minion out for coffee.

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Health Tip – Oct. 2 – Get What You Give

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Are you always giving and never taking? This is the short road to compassion fatigue. Give to yourself and receive from others, otherwise you’ll get to a point where you have nothing left to give. And hey, if you can’t receive from others, how can you expect them to receive from you?

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Word of the Day – Oct. 1 – Rubicon

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Noun: Rubicon (ROO-bih-kahn) Definition: A bounding or limiting line; especially, one that when crossed commits a person irrevocably. Sample sentence: The most talented college basketball players come up against a very difficult decision: whether to stay in college or cross the Rubicon and go pro.

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Health Tip – Oct. 1 – Neurobics For Your Mind

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Neurobics for your mind are ways to get your brain fizzing with energy. American researchers coined the term “neurobics” for tasks which activate the brain’s own biochemical pathways and to bring new pathways online that can help to strengthen or preserve brain circuits. Brush your teeth with your “other’” hand, take a new route to […]

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Word of the Day – Sept. 30 – Foofaraw

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Noun: Foofaraw (FOO-fuh-raw) Definition: 1. Frills and flashy finery. 2. A disturbance or to-do over a trifle: fuss. Sample sentence: John and Mary eloped to avoid the usual foofaraw that can go with a traditional wedding.

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Health Tip – Sept. 30 – Copy Your Kitty

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Before you get out of bed in the morning, copy your kitty. Cats stretch after they have been sleeping. Then they get up to eat or play. Learn to do stretching exercises when you wake up. It boosts circulation and digestion, and eases back pain. Many stretches can be done before your feet ever hit […]

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Word of the Day – Sept. 27 – Contraption

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Noun: Contraption (kun-TRAP-shun) Definition: Device, gadget. Sample sentence: My uncle fancied himself an inventor and his garage always contained a contraption or two in the midst of construction.

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Health Tip – Sept. 27 – Make the Most of Your Fall Workout: Treat Your Senses

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Fall can be a treat for the senses: the crisp air, apple picking, pumpkin carving, a gorgeous canopy of fall foliage, and the crunch of leaves underfoot. These months are a great time to exercise outdoors and enjoy cooler temperatures. Discover park trails and take in some new scenery, whether you’re walking, biking, or in-line […]

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Health Tip – Sept. 26 – Kids Need Real Happy Meals

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A nutritious lunch from home helps kids stay away from the high-fat, high-sugar, and high-sodium stuff in school cafeterias and vending machines. Research shows that America’s children are missing out on five essential nutrients to their growth and good health: calcium, fiber, magnesium, vitamin E, and potassium. An ideal lunch provides good nutrition plus just […]

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