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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.

Preventing Dehydration

Water is one of the most important nutrients in our bodies. Blood is mostly water -- muscles, lungs and brain contain a lot of water too. It makes up approximately 70 percent of our muscles and about 75 percent of our brains. 

Clearing Up the Confusion About Allergy Drugs

Millions of people suffer from allergies. With countless products on the market claiming to treat virtually every allergy symptom, it can be overwhelming to choose a product. Here’s an overview of allergy relief medications.

Dine Out Guilt Free

Just because you are watching what you eat doesn’t mean you have to give up your favorite restaurants and foods. Here are four basic guidelines that will put you in charge of your dining out experience.

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