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Stressed Kids are at Risk of Childhood Obesity

The American epidemic of childhood obesity could have a big impact on future generations, but relieving stress among our children is just one way to reduce this health risk. Recent studies have found that 25 million children and adolescents in America are overweight or obese. This means that one in…

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Eliminating Childhood Obesity

An “in-your-face” ad campaign was recently released by Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta for their fight against childhood obesity. Many people objected to these ads which featured a picture of an obese child with taglines like: “it’s hard to be a little girl if you’re not” or “my fat may be…

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Healthy Diet in a SNAP?

A healthy diet is an important part of Mindful Living. A person’s access to a healthy diet shouldn’t be limited by the money they have in their wallet. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP is our domestic hunger safety net and it works to fill the nutritional gaps of…

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Going Green is Good For Your Health

Over the years, families, schools, and companies around the world have been going green. This environmental initiative has changed the way we think about our trash and our other harmful practices that are further polluting our planet. This going green movement has a huge, positive impact on the environment, but…

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Easy, Healthy Mushroom Soup

Mushrooms can be very good for us, and who doesn’t like a hot, soothing bowl of soup? Did you know that all edible mushrooms contain varying degrees of protein and fibre? Mushrooms contain B vitamins as well as a powerful antioxidant called selenium, which helps support the immune system. In…

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Wellness and Aging

Wellness means more than just the absence of illness. Focusing on wellness and aging while practicing self care helps us put our emphasis on prevention and health. Self Care means: Eating a healthy diet Exercising our wonderful bodies Being aware of the stress in your life Practicing stress reduction methods…

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Can’t Sleep? You’re Not Alone!

Do you stay awake even in the wee hours of the morning? Don’t worry—you are not alone. Over half the adult population is not getting enough sleep. They are staying awake, which, in the long run, is stressing them out. But not to fear, Mindful sleep tips can help. Take…

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Mindfulness Impacts DNA

Practices such as yoga and mindfulness meditation can improve mental and physical health, but that’s not all. A new study illustrates just how deep mindfulness can go. Researchers from Coventry University in the UK examined 18 studies that spanned 11 years. They found that mind-body interventions (MBIs) can “reverse” the…

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