5 simple steps to feeling good

Prioritizing your health and wellness all year long is important and easier than you’d think. Adopting a few simple habits can have a big impact. These five easy lifestyle changes will help you to look and feel your best no matter the season. Step 1: Start with sound sleep A good night’s sleep is critical to good health, but many Americans aren’t getting enough Z’s every night. According to the National Sleep Foundation, younger adults (18-25) and adults (26-64) need 7-9 hours every night and older adults (65+) need 7-8…

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3 Things Heart Attack Survivors Need to Know About Their Hidden Risk

Every 40 seconds one American has a heart attack and nearly 1 in 4 people who have had a heart attack will have another one, so it’s important to understand your hidden risk factors.1 If you are recovering from a heart attack, making lifestyle changes, following a cardiac rehab program and taking medications, including Bayer® Aspirin as directed by your doctor, can help you prevent another cardiovascular event. Here are three things you should know. Your genetics and family heart attack history can increase your risk of having one. Yesenia…

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8 Ways to Make Fitness a Habit (Even When Life Gets Busy)

Table of Contents[Hide][Show] Exercise doesn’t have to only come in the form of a planned workout. It’s a great idea to build it into your everyday life in the form of family fun. But setting aside some time for a workout every day is also important. Having a fitness habit is the best way to reach fitness goals, but creating that habit is sometimes tough. That’s why it’s important to be intentional about making a habit. 8 Ways to Make Fitness a Habit The hardest part of trying to be more…

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Start meal planning with simple tips from the pros

Have you heard about meal planning and thought it sounded like a great idea, but think it’s just too complicated for you to tackle? The truth is it’s easier than you think if you know a few tips and tricks from the experts. “Meal planning saves money, cuts stress, reduces food waste and encourages family time, all while putting nutritious foods on the table,” says registered dietitian Sally Kuzemchak. “It can seem overwhelming to start, but if you follow a few simple strategies, you’ll be meal planning like a pro…

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Slow Cooker Chunky Beef Chili with Sweet Potatoes

Healthy eating doesn’t have to be complicated, especially when it involves this Slow Cooker Chunky Beef Chili with Sweet Potatoes! This post was created in collaboration with Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner. on behalf of the Beef Checkoff. We received compensation, but all opinions are our own. February is the month for hearts. February not only means cute paper Valentine hearts for classroom celebrations, but it’s also the month we recognize – and call attention to – the importance of heart health. For a few weeks every year, the American Heart…

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Spring cleaning for spring allergies: 6 steps from the experts

As days grow longer and new blooms appear, it can only mean one thing: Spring is here and with it comes the task of spring cleaning. For people with allergies, spring cleaning does more than spruce up a home. When done correctly, it removes dust, mold, dander and other allergy triggers so you can feel your best. “There are specific things you can do while cleaning that can dramatically improve allergy symptoms,” says Dr. J. Allen Meadows, allergist and president of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. “When…

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Low Sugar Double Chocolate Mint Cookies

Indulge your sweet tooth with these Low Sugar Double Chocolate Mint Cookies (and get our 3 tips for making healthier baked goods)! This post was created in partnership with our friends at Wholesome.  A cookie made for cookie lovers.  There are few things as delicious and comforting as a chocolate chip cookie still warm from the oven. Soft and chewy with melty chocolate bits that haven’t even had time to set. You know exactly what I’m talking about and now that I have your FULL cookie-loving attention, let’s talk about…

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So, what’s the deal with beef and heart health?

As Americans think about eating for a healthy heart, many feel they’re forced to choose between a healthy diet and their love of beef. But, contrary to some misinformation on this topic, you can have both. The Mediterranean diet was just ranked the #1 Overall Diet in 2020 and the #2 Best Diet for Heart Health by U.S. News & World Report. And according to a report from the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, many Mediterranean countries eat as much, or more, red meat than the U.S. While coverage of this…

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Paleo Almond Joy Protein Bites

These paleo-friendly Almond Joy Protein Bites are like the candy you love – only better – when you want a sweet bite without the sugar crash. This post was created in partnership with our friends at Primal Kitchen. Less sugar. More protein. The perfect little protein bite to curb your craving for something just a little sweet and a great option for when you just need a little something to get you by until the next meal. These Almond Joy Protein Bites include both quality protein and healthy fats, two…

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Three questions every senior with diabetes should ask

If you’re a senior with diabetes, you’re not alone. The statistics are eye opening — more than 25% of Americans age 65 and older have diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association. What’s more, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports diabetes as the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S. If you’re a senior and have diabetes or help care for a loved one with diabetes, you probably have a lot of questions. Thankfully, technology has advanced incredibly over the last decade, and can now change how…

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