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Health Tip – Apr. 15 – Want to Get More From Your Workout?

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If you want to make your workouts more effective, consider a workout partner. A study from Michigan State suggests that the best approach to developing a longer, better workout may be exercising with a partner who is stronger than you. Most people don’t meet the goal of 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous exercise per […]

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Word of the Day – Apr. 15 – Rancid

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Adjective: Rancid  (RAN-sid) Definition: 1. Having a rank smell or taste. 2. Offensive. Sample sentence: Although considered healthier, unsaturated fats become rancid much easier than saturated fats do.

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Word of the Day – Apr. 14 – Recondite

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Adjective: Recondite  (REK-un-dyte) Definition: 1.  Hidden from sight: concealed. 2. Difficult or impossible for one with ordinary understanding or knowledge to comprehend: deep. 3. Of, relating to, or dealing with something little known or obscure. Sample sentence: Bees have practically solved a recondite problem, and have made their cells of the proper shape and size […]

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Health Tip – Apr. 14 – Nutritional Yeast

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Nutritional yeast is a complete protein, providing all 18 amino acids, making it a good alternative to animal-based proteins. It is also a good source of fiber, and contains B-complex vitamins. It is sometimes fortified with vitamin B12, which is naturally obtained through red meat, eggs, fish, shellfish and dairy – another reason it is […]

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Word of the Day – Apr. 11 – Collimate

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Verb: Collimate  (KAH-luh-mayt) Definition: To make something (such as light rays) parallel. Sample sentence: The higher cost and fixed eyepieces of the binoculars are distinct disadvantages, but setup time is reduced and there is no need to collimate optics.

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Health Tip – Apr. 11 – Traveling With Kids

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When traveling with your kids to a new and unfamiliar location, it is possible for your children to get separated from you, especially when in a crowded location like a theme park or zoo. Come up with a plan for your kids in case they ever get lost and practice going over it with them […]

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Word of the Day – Apr. 10 – Kith

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Noun: Kith  (KITH) Definition: Familiar friends, neighbors or relatives. Sample sentence: Alan looked forward to the annual block party as a way to stay connected with his kith.

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Health Tip – Apr. 10 – Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes

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Heart diseases and stroke are the No. 1 causes of death and disability among people with type 2 diabetes. In fact, at least 65 percent of people with diabetes die from some from of heart disease or stroke. Adults with diabetes are two to four times more likely to have heart disease or a stroke […]

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Word of the Day – Apr. 4 – Narwhal

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Noun: Narwhal  (NAHR-wahl) Definition: An arctic cetacean about 20 feet long with the male having a long twisted ivory tusk. Sample sentence: In medieval times, the tusk of the narwhal was sometimes passed off and sold as the horn of the fabled unicorn.

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Health Tip – Apr. 4 – Is Bad Cholesterol Linked to Alzheimer’s Disease?

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Here’s another potential reason to watch your cholesterol levels. New research from the University of California, Davis, suggests that the cholesterol levels often associated with cardiovascular disease may play a role in Alzheimer’s disease as well. For the study, investigators measured the blood lipid levels of 74 seniors with normal to mildly impaired cognitive function. […]

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