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How Many Calories Do You Need?

Your BMR (basal metabolic rate) is the number of calories your body needs each day to perform basic functions. From the time you go to sleep at night until you go to sleep the next night, your body is using calories to fuel the body. Nearly 75 percent of the calories you eat each day are used by the body for this purpose.

Talking to Kids About Nutrition

Good nutrition for children is challenging because it needs to look appetizing, smell pleasant and taste good. Putting together a meal that meets all those criteria seems near impossible if you are a busy parent on the go. However, there are some startling statistics that might help get you motivated.

Cold Stress: Working Safely in Winter Weather

Winter adds its own hazards to your regular safety concerns, so help your employees work safely in winter weather by training them to recognize and protect against its hazards.

Ready to Quit Smoking? The Best Time is Now!

Know your triggers and avoid them with these tips.

Exercising on a Budget

Saving money is always a priority when financial times get tough. But eating sensibly, exercising and being healthy can go hand-in-hand with being frugal. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that adults achieve a minimum of 150 minutes of combined aerobic activity, stretching and strength training each week. 

Getting a Better Night’s Sleep

Sleep is essential for good health, safety and optimum performance. So why are Americans getting less sleep than we need?

The Truth About Weight Loss Plans

While losing weight is theoretically simple -- burn off more calories than you consume -- the emotional battle and need for a quick fix often sets us up for failure. Dieters sometimes turn to fad diets to jump-start their weight loss program. While some can achieve moderate results, the weight loss is most often temporary. Fad dieters will usually gain back the weight they lost and sometimes even more in a very short period of time. 

Preventing Mosquito Bites

Many people who are bitten by an infected mosquito won't get sick — many others aren't as lucky. Since 1999, more than 30,000 people in the United States have been reported as getting sick with West Nile virus.

Keep Your Eye on Good Health

Your eyes are an important part of your health. Follow these simple steps for maintaining healthy eyes.

The Dangers of Tobacco Use

Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death in the United States. More deaths are caused each year by tobacco use than by all deaths from human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), illegal drug use, alcohol use, motor vehicle injuries, suicides and murders combined.

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