Daily Health Tips

Chocolate: Good for the Heart & Mind

Friday, September 7, 2012 by Health Tips

Daily Health Tips update for September 7:

Not just a comfort food for the soul, chocolate is good for health, too. Studies about chocolate’s role in benefiting cardiovascular health have been circulating for a few years, but new research shows it may also help the mind. It’s all thanks to flavanol, one of the components in cocoa. This specific part of cocoa may improve cognitive function. A study involving elderly participants showed that the more flavanol they drank, the better their cognitive...

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Want Naturally Beautiful Nail Colors? Check the Label for These Chemicals

Thursday, September 6, 2012 by Health Tips

Daily Health Tips update for September 6:

Cosmetics can be full of chemicals and harmful ingredients. One of the biggest culprits is nail polish. You don’t even have to read the list of ingredients to know that it’s made from some not-so-good stuff. Just open the bottle and take a whiff and your nose will tell you that something about it stinks.

The best thing to do is look for nail polish that doesn’t contain the “toxic trio.” These three ingredients are toluene, dibutyl phthalate (DBP) and...

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Boost Your Immune System with Massage

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 by Health Tips

Daily Health Tips update for September 5:

We already know that getting a massage calms and relaxes us and may even help us sleep, but new research is showing that it may help bolster your immune system, too. Most people enjoy getting a massage when they’re stressed for the soothing, relaxing state it puts them in. But while it’s calming our mind, massages are revving up our immune systems.

A study published in the Journal of Complementary and Alternative Medicine found that when you get a...

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Minty Fresh Feet

Tuesday, September 4, 2012 by Health Tips

Daily Health Tips update for September 4:

Save on expensive trips to the nail salon with this at-home Mint & Lime Scrub recipe. When used with a relaxing foot soak, your feet will be nourished and renewed. Use this refreshing foot scrub in combination with a foot soak for the ultimate at-home spa treatment.

 

Mint & Lime Scrub:

3 limes

2 tablespoons Swanson Premium Pure Fructose

1 tablespoon Aura Cacia Sweet Almond Skin Care Oil

15 fresh mint leaves, chopped

5 drops NOW Foods Lime Oil

 

Cut limes into...

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Younger Skin Starts on the Inside

Monday, September 3, 2012 by Health Tips

Daily Health Tips update for September 3:

Want your skin to look forever young? Then focus on what you put inside your body as well as what you’re putting on the outside of your skin. Younger skin starts with nutrients that benefit it from inside the body because diet directly affects how you visibly age.

Two of the best nutrients for skin health are vitamin D and omega essential fatty acids. Vitamin D acts as an antioxidant, which helps the skin defend against the free radicals that can damage...

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Wake Up to Heart Health with These Morning Beverages

Sunday, September 2, 2012 by Health Tips

Daily Health Tips update for September 2:

Diet and exercise play a big role in keeping the heart and cardiovascular system healthy. To keep your heart in tip-top shape, you can make several changes to your lifestyle, like cutting back on fatty foods, exercising more and taking omega-3 supplements. But what you drink can make a difference, too. Start your day off with one of these heart-healthy breakfast beverages.

  1. Coffee. Our morning cup of joe does more than just help us wake up. Coffee delivers...
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Ease Back Pain with Yoga

Saturday, September 1, 2012 by Health Tips

Daily Health Tips update for September 1:

Want to ease that pain in your back? Sign up for a yoga class! Yoga can help promote range of motion. Yoga poses aimed at relaxing and strengthening the lower back can help you move easier. It helps lessen pain and makes you feel more limber, so tasks like walking, climbing and bending are easier.

Even without taking a specific yoga class, you can still improve your quality of life by just stretching at home. By performing stretching techniques that...

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Dr. Oz' 4 Supplements for a Longer Life

Thursday, August 30, 2012 by Health Tips

Daily Health Tips update for August 30:

You already know the basics of a healthy life start with eating right, exercising and plenty of sleep. But supplements can also play a role in helping you maintain a healthy lifestyle. Dr. Mehmet Oz suggests adding the following supplements to your health plan to promote a long, healthy life.

  1. Resveratrol. This extract is found in fruit and seeds and has become very popular in the last few years as an anti-aging supplement. The antioxidants found in...
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5 More Tips to Help You Live Longer

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 by Health Tips

Daily Health Tips update for August 29:

Yesterday’s tips featured the first five pointers to stay healthy and live longer. Today you’ll find five more. Incorporate these tips into your lifestyle to help you live a longer and healthier life.

  1. Do the Twist. Feel limber and energized by twisting your trunk. Crank up the music, raise your hands in the air, and bend in a circular motion at the waist in both directions.
  2. Hold Your Breath. Give your lungs a mini-workout by taking a deep breath in, holding...
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5 Tips for A Longer, Healthier Life

Tuesday, August 28, 2012 by Health Tips

Daily Health Tips update for August 28:

Thanks to advancements in the medical field and technology, we’re living longer and healthier than ever before. Reaching the age of 100 isn’t as unattainable as it once was. Incorporate these tips into your lifestyle to help you live a longer and healthier life.

  1. Eat Cabbage. It might not sound very appetizing but cruciferous vegetables deliver healthy nutrients like fiber and vitamins A and C to the body. So the next time you’re making a salad, be sure to...
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