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Avoid Weight Gain During the Holidays

Debra Murray

  Avoiding weight gain during the holiday season is challenging, but there are a lot of ways you can enjoy the abundance of food while maintaining a stable weight. One of the most critical components to not gaining weight during the holidays is by practicing moderation. Moderation is incredibly important, as it allows you to savor your favorite foods during the holiday season without the worry of gaining weight. Often times moderation is not practiced during the holiday season as it is considered a time to enjoy food and company, but it is critical to maintaining an ideal weight.    People will tend to misconstrue...

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Why Is High Blood Pressure Called The Silent Killer?

Debra Murray

    High blood pressure, or hypertension, got its nickname “the silent killer” because it manifests no physical symptoms; high blood pressure is a significant condition that increases the chances of heart failure, heart disease and stroke. It is estimated that about one out of three adults suffer from varying degrees of high blood pressure.    The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) estimates that high blood pressure contributes to about 326,000 deaths a year; this makes high blood pressure one of the most widespread life-threatening diseases. High blood pressure is a concern for both men and women. Caucasians, Hispanics and African-Americans have the...

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Simple Health Tips for Maintaining Healthy Bones

Debra Murray

  Strong bones are crucial to your overall health. Bone mass and health diminish as you get older. Take measures early in life to reduce your chances of getting age-related bone conditions like osteoporosis. Here are some simple steps for maintaining strong, healthy bones throughout the years.   Weight Don't focus on being a certain size. Your main goal should be a healthy body weight for the utmost bone health. Being underweight can greatly increase your chances of getting a bone disease. Consider learning more about your BMI, it will help to indicate if you're at a healthy weight.  ...

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