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Health Tip – June 18 – Get Dirty and Stress Less

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To improve your stress level, plant a small garden, cultivate a flower box, or if space is really limited, plant a few flower pots — indoors or out. Just putting your hands in soil is “grounding.” And when life feels like you’re moving so fast your feet are barely touching the stuff, being mentally grounded […]

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Word of the Day – June 18 – Gymkhana

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Noun: Gymkhana  (jim-KAH-nuh) Definition:  A meet featuring sports contests or athletic skills, such as games on horseback, gymnastics, or even driving skills in an automobile. Sample sentence: The Pony Club attended the first gymkhana of the season at the fairgrounds last weekend.  

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Health Tip – June 17 – The Power of Positive Thinking

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According to the Mayo Clinic, some studies show that how you look at life can affect many areas of your health and well-being. Positive thinking doesn’t mean that you keep your head in the sand and ignore bad situations. It just means that you look at things in a more positive way. With all this […]

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Word of the Day – June 17 – Demure

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Adjectve: Demure  (dih-MYOOR) Definition: 1. Reserved, modest. 2. Affectedly modest, reserved, or serious: coy. Sample sentence: When we first met Kelly, she was quiet and demure, so it surprises us now to see that she can be vocal and forward.

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Health Tip – June 14 – Facts You Should Know About Fast Food

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It’s easy to grab a quick bite when your family is always on the go. But what you get in speed, your kids can pay for with their growing teeth. So don’t let fast food replace healthier foods too often. Starchy foods like French fries can get stuck between teeth. That’s where bacteria love to […]

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Word of the Day – June 14 – Hoise

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Verb: Hoise  (HOYZ) Definition: Lift, raise; especially: to raise into position by or as if by means of tackle. Sample sentence: Bethany was selected by her Girl Scout troop to hoise the American flag for the Flag Day ceremony on the town green.

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Word of the Day – June 13 – Baba ghanoush

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Noun: Baba ghanoush  (bah-bah-gah-NOOSH) Definition: An appetizer or spread made chiefly of eggplant, tahini, garlic, olive oil, and lemon. Sample sentence: If you are looking for an unusual appetizer for your next party, I have a great recipe for baba ghanoush.

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Health Tip – June 13 – Move a Muscle, Change a Mood

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Did you know that exercise is good for your head? While it may seem as if moving about when you feel tired is the quickest way to feeling more tired, the opposite is true. Experts say that increasing physical activity, especially walking, increases energy. Psychologists studying how exercise affects mental health are finding that how […]

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Word of the Day – June 12 – Burgeon

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Verb: Burgeon  (BER-jun) Definition: 1. To send forth new growth: sprout 2. To grow and expand rapidly:  flourish Sample sentence: The trout population is sure to burgeon now that the water in the stream is clean.

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Health Tip – June 12 – Limit the Amount of Alcohol and Caffeine You Drink

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Though having a drink will make you feel good at the start, it can actually make your mood worse later. If you have trouble with your mood, it’s best to stay away from it. It can also have a bad effect on the quality of your sleep, which can make your mood even worse the […]

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