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Health Tip – Apr. 4 – Mess Stress

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Research has found that a disorganized and cluttered home can be a source of stress. To help ease your mind, take some time and tidy up your surroundings. By making a clean-up plan that maps out a reasonable time frame and strategy for you to follow, you’ll be able to get rid of your mess […]

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Word of the Day – Apr. 3 – Balneology

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Noun: Balneology  (bal-nee-AH-luh-jee) Definition: The science of therapeutic use of baths. Sample sentence: Balneology is used at the spa as a means of treating injured muscles.

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Health Tip – Apr. 3 – Protect Your Heart with a Strong D-Fense

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Older adults can have a reduced risk of developing heart disease if they include more Vitamin D in their diets. Vitamin D and fortified dairy products are also great for reducing the risk of diabetes. Unlike other nutrients, Vitamin D isn’t really a vitamin at all: It’s a hormone, made by your body as you […]

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Word of the Day – Apr. 2 – Provenience

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Noun: Provenience  (pruh-VEE-nee-unss) Definition: Origin, source. Sample sentence: The museum has hired outside experts to help uncover the provenience and ownership history of several of its artifacts.

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Health Tip – Apr. 2 – Bright, Crisp OJ

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If you want to reduce the impact that a single, high-calorie meal can have on your body, be sure to drink some orange juice with your meal. A recent study found that people who ate a supersized breakfast from a fast food restaurant were able to experience a milder inflammatory response in their bodies when […]

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Word of the Day – Apr. 1 – Riposte

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Noun: Riposte  (rih-POHST) Definition: 1. A fencer’s quick return thrust following at parry. 2. A retaliatory verbal retort. 3. A retaliatory maneuver or measure. Sample sentence: John would always greet his best friend Gary with a remark about his thinning hair, to which Gary would come back with a riposte about John’s golf game.

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Health Tip – Apr. 1 – The Old Man and the Sea

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Studies have found that people who eat fish on a regular basis live longer and healthier lives. In fact, regular fish eaters are less likely to suffer from heart disease than people who rarely dine on the “chicken of the sea.”

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Word of the Day – Mar. 28 – Canorous

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Adjective: Canorous  (kuh-NOR-us) Definition: Pleasant sounding; melodious. Sample sentence: A canorous chorus of birdsong filled the morning air.

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Health Tip – Mar. 28 – Is Your Back Feeling Sore?

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Studies have found that if you have a backache, trying to alleviate it by taking to your bed will actually slow down your recovery. By continuing your normal daily activities, you’ll have better luck getting your back to straighten up. Stretching periodically throughout the day is also a great way to make your back feel […]

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Health Tip – Mar. 27 – A Song for the Soul

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If you like to sing, go for it! Singing will help improve your breathing as well as your muscle tone. And if you don’t think you can carry tune but still want to improve your breathing, try humming instead. It is a good way to open up your sinuses.

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