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Word of the Day – Aug. 3 – Mettlesome

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Adjective: Mettlesome  (MET-ul-sum) Definition:  Full of vigor and stamina: spirited Sample sentence: The mettlesome bronco kicked and bucked, but the rider kept her balance and rode her out.

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Health Tip – Aug. 3 – Healthy Snacking

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Healthy snacking doesn’t mean depriving your taste buds. Try these palate-pleasing snack ideas that are healthful and delicious – and won’t wreak havoc on your weight goals: Seasonal fruit with good-quality yogurt and freshly ground flaxseed Popped Corn. It provides a good amount of fiber and is low in calories. Avoid the added chemicals in […]

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Word of the Day – Aug. 2 – Cerebrate

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Verb: Cerebrate  (SAIR-uh-brayt) Definition: To use the mind: think Sample sentence: Jane is apt to cerebrate at length before making even minor decisions.

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Health Tip – Aug. 2 – Bananas Are Better Than Sports Drinks

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If you want a better nutritional boost while exercising, go bananas. New findings from Appalachian State University’s Human Performance Lab in North Carolina show that trained cyclists who participated in a 75-kilometer simulated road race lasting 2.5 to 3 hours did as well when they ate bananas instead of drinking sports drinks. Every 15 minutes […]

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Health Tip – Aug. 1 – Simple Ways to Stay Hydrated

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Staying hydrated is important – every organ, cell and tissue in your body depends on water for survival. Proper hydration also addresses a bevy of health concerns, from dry mouth and bad breath to gallstones and irregularity. Each day you lose water by simply going to the bathroom, sweating and breathing. Replacing these lost fluids […]

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Word of the Day – Aug. 1 – Vilipend

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Verb: Vilipend  (VIL-uh-pend) Definition: 1. To hold or treat as of little worth or account 2. To express a low opinion of :disparage Sample sentence: As a women’s movement pioneer, Susan B. Anthony fought against the dictums of those who would  vilipend women by treating them as second-class citizens.

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Word of the Day – July 31 – Gimbal

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Noun: Gimbal  (GHIM-bul) Definition: A device that permits a body to incline freely in any direction or suspends it so that it will remain level when its support is tipped. Sample sentence: In general, typical tracking mechanisms have the laser mounted on a gimbal, which is controlled with digital servos.

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Health Tip – July 31 – The Best Food for Healthy Hair

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Whole foods rich in protein, omega-3 fatty acids, zinc and biotin help promote a healthy scalp and hair. Add these foods to your grocery cart and  think of it as a healthy hair recipe! Dark leafy greens. Kale, Swiss chard, spinach and other dark leafy greens are good sources of vitamins A and C, which […]

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Word of the Day – July 30 – Spoonerism

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Noun: Spoonerism  (SPOO-nuh-riz-um) Definition: A transposition of usually initial sounds of two or more words. Sample sentence: People of all ages love the spoonerism version of Cinderella where Rindercella  goes to a bancy fall and slops her dripper as she runs away from the pransome hince.

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Health Tip – July 30 – Golden Years Coming?

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Women can do just fine in their 70s if they keep eating their fruits and vegetables and continue getting some daily exercise. New findings from the University of Michigan School of Social Work show that maintaining good health in your golden years means doing more of the same things you did to get there. The […]

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