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Putting the Brakes on Emotional Eating

When a bad mood strikes, we often tend to reach for junk food. And that can be a recipe for disaster when you're trying to lose weight. Here's how to keep your emotions from ruining your diet resolve.

Need Motivation to Exercise? Try the Buddy System

Are you still thinking about a New Year’s resolution to work out more? Research shows that exercising with a buddy can give you both mental and physical boosts.

Say No to Raw Dough

For many people, the holiday season is the perfect time to spend time together in the kitchen sharing delicious baked foods and desserts. When you prepare homemade cookie dough, cake mixes or even bread, you may be tempted to taste a bite before it is fully cooked. Steer clear of this temptation.

How to Help Someone Quit Smoking

Most people who quit smoking don’t do it on their own. They get a lot of help and support from friends, family and significant others. In honor of Lung Cancer Awareness Month, here is how you can help someone in your life quit smoking.

What Is Eating "Clean"?

Many of us want to make healthy eating changes but aren’t exactly sure how. One simple way is to begin eating “clean."

9 Ways to Reduce Sodium in Your Diet

The majority of sodium in our diets doesn’t come out of the salt shaker. It comes from packaged, processed and restaurant food. Even foods that may not taste salty can be major sources of sodium. Here are nine ways to cut out the sodium.

5 Ways Herbal Supplements Interact with Medicine

Many people take both herbal supplements and prescription or over-the-counter medicines. But did you know that these medicines and supplements may interact in harmful ways? Some supplements can decrease the effects of medicines, while others can increase the effects, including unwanted side effects.

Annual Mental Health "Check-Ups": The Wave of the Future?

We as a society are aware of the need to be preventive with many aspects of our health. We know that we should be going to the primary care physician minimally once a year for a check-up. We go to the dentist every six months to prevent tooth decay. But when it comes to our mental health, we tend to reject the idea of professional help as only necessary for “really bad” problems.

What Does "Organic" Really Mean?

Deciphering food labels and marketing claims can be a challenge for even the most savvy consumer.  Companies use production and handling claims as a way to differentiate their products. “Organic” can seem like just another label, so understanding what it really means will help you make informed choices when shopping for food.

Get Ahead of Your Headaches

Do recurring headaches stop you in your tracks? If so, you are not alone. According to the National Headache Foundation, more than 45 million Americans suffer chronic, recurring headaches. Most migraine sufferers have their first headache between the ages of 6 and 25, and about 70 percent are women.

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