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10 Ways to Unplug from Work—And Why It’s Important

  Do you have a hard time powering down your phone after hours? You may be putting both your productivity and health at risk. Studies have shown that time away from work can reduce stress, encourage creative thinking, ward off depression, and even prevent heart attacks. So the next time you feel like checking your […]

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What’s Your Healthy Weight?

In today’s society, the media focus on celebrities and whether they lose or gain a pound, so it’s hard to grasp the idea of a healthy weight. Obesity is determined by percentage of body fat and weight, according to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI). Having a large percentage of body fat, regardless of how […]

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Diet and Cardiovascular Disease

Following a healthy diet plan The food guide, called Choose My Plate, offers recommendations to help you eat a healthy diet. My Plate can help you eat a variety of foods while encouraging the right amount of calories and fat. The United States Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services have a […]

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RECIPE: HONEY-HERB CHICKEN

Ingredients: 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (about 1 pound) Juice of one lime (about 2 tablespoons) 1 to 2 tablespoons fresh coriander, chopped 1 tablespoon honey Directions With a mallet (the bottom of a heavy coffee mug works, too) pound each breast half to about 1/2-inch thick. Combine lime juice, coriander, and honey in […]

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HOW TO MAKE HEART-HEALTHY FOOD CHOICES

Maintaining a healthy diet is one of the best weapons for fighting cardiovascular disease and other heart conditions. Assuming most Americans know this fact, why is heart disease still the number 1 killer among adults? A major reason is that most Americans eat too many high-fat, high-calorie foods. These steps will help you reduce your risk […]

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Recipe: Stuffed Peppers with Fiery Mango Salsa

STUFFED PEPPERS (Gluten-Free) This meal is generally lightly seasoned, which allows each diner to add condiments to individual taste. Ingredients 4 large, square red, yellow, or green bell peppers (about 1-1/2 pounds total) 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 large clove garlic, minced 2 tablespoons minced onion 2 dried red chilies 1/2 cup diced tomatoes, peeled […]

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Herb Roasted Potatoes (Gluten-Free)

Ingredients 4 to 6 very small new potatoes, red or purple 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, minced (or 1 teaspoon dried) Directions Preheat oven to 450°F. Wash and cut potatoes in half or quarters, depending on size. Put oil on a 15-1/2-by-10-1/2-by-2-inch baking pan. Heat three minutes on the lowest oven rack. […]

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Family Fun on a Budget

These days, dinner and a movie may feel more like a major expense than a cheap evening’s entertainment. And if you have children or older adults living with you, taking everyone out for a good time can be costly. It’s time to start looking for low-cost family fun. Here are ideas on how to have […]