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9 Secrets Of The World’s Longest Living People

9 Secrets Of The World’s Longest Living People

What is the secret to longevity, and why do some people attain it while others don’t? Is it sheer luck, or are there some key factors at play here? Are we all born with the same potential to live a long and healthy life or is that determined solely by genetics? Interestingly, it seems as though people living in specific regions of the world tend to live longer than those living elsewhere. So, what is it about these specific regions…

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Fun Fact Friday

Fun Fact Friday

  It’s ok and “I’m fine” are the two most common lies spoken in the world. Marijuana was initially made illegal in 1937 by a man who testified the drug made white women want to be with black men.   Giving up alcohol for just one month can improve liver function, decrease blood pressure, and reduce the risk of liver disease and diabetes. Research has shown that people are happiest at 7:26pm on Saturday evening.   ~ Happy Friday!~ source @Fact…

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10 Secrets to Living a Long, Healthy Life

10 Secrets to Living a Long, Healthy Life

Super agers are a group of older adults who have cognitive abilities on par with people decades younger than them. From what you should eat to how you should exercise and who you should spend your time with, these are things they’re doing on the regular. Never smoke Smoking will trim off up to a dozen years of your life, suggests 2013 research in the New England Journal of Medicine. In fact, if you never smoked, you’re twice as likely…

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Alcohol Responsible For More Hospital Admissions Than Heart Attacks Last Year: Report

Alcohol Responsible For More Hospital Admissions Than Heart Attacks Last Year: Report

Measurement could be ‘an important indicator for monitoring public health’   There were more hospital admissions in Canada last year for alcohol-related conditions than for heart attacks, the Canadian Institute for Health Information said. There were more hospital admissions in Canada last year for alcohol-related conditions than for heart attacks. Alcohol poisoning, alcohol withdrawal, liver disease, chronic alcohol abuse and other conditions that are “100 per cent caused by the harmful consumption of alcohol” accounted for about 77,000 admissions, according…

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How To Stop a Cold Before It Starts

How To Stop a Cold Before It Starts

Natural preventatives and some common sense will keep you from getting sick — or staying that way for long. It’s a double-whammy: getting sick during the winter combines feeling crummy with many people’s less-than-favorite time of year. And if you do have to go outside when you have a cold, you’re probably going to be even more uncomfortable. Getting sick at least once during the winter is, arguably, inevitable. With more and more of us crowded onto planes, buses, trains…

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Fun Fact Friday

Fun Fact Friday

Coffee has been found to reverse liver damage caused by alcohol. The brain naturally craves 4 things: Food, Sex, Water and Sleep. Studies show that by eating a big breakfast, you won’t feel as hungry the rest of the day, which can lead to more nutritional food choices. 70% of people pretend to be okay simply because they don’t want to annoy others with their problems. Eating tomatoes helps prevent sunburn. The average woman smiles 62 times a day. The…

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If you’re going to do one thing for a healthier 2017, choose one of these

If you’re going to do one thing for a healthier 2017, choose one of these

Welcome to a new year filled with hopes for a healthy, happy 2017. The same resolutions are thrown around each year – lose weight, save money, and spend more time with family, for example. Canadians from coast-to-coast may want to lead a healthier life, but don’t know where to get started. Global News asked leading health experts and organizations to pick the top priority they’d like Canadians to focus on for the year ahead. Focus on your behaviours, not the…

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Are You Living Well?: 10 Questions to Answer

Are You Living Well?: 10 Questions to Answer

I know from my own experience and behavior, and that of my clients, that it’s very easy to forget which behaviors are good for me. This is particularly true when I’m stressed, tired, excited, or out of my usual environment. At times like these, good habits are forgotten and beneficial behaviors go by the wayside. I strongly suspect this is the case for most people, so I’ve created a well-being checklist to help you get back on track and support…

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Fun Fact Friday

Fun Fact Friday

Lonely is not a feeling when you are alone. Lonely is a feeling when no one cares… Singing helps to reduce depression and anxiety, increases the oxygen flow to your lungs and helps you have better posture. Women speak about 7,000 words a day – Men average just over 2,000.  It’s a myth that you only use 10% of your brain. Most of your brain is active almost all of the time. 82% teens don’t ring the doorbell. They text…

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7 Foods That Might Be Making You Anxious

7 Foods That Might Be Making You Anxious

A lifelong friend of mine suffered from debilitating anxiety for years. It was hard to watch her have panic attacks, knowing that people did not understand her behavior. Although anxiety disorders are the most common mental health illness in the United States, only about one-third of affected individuals receive some form of treatment. From a young age, I read books every chance I got. Taking a particular interest in the human brain, it was only natural that I would go…

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