Health

How does a water filtration system in your home work?

June 1, 2017

What happens when you filter the water in your home? Getting access to clean water that is healthy to drink can sometimes seem like a complicated issue. You worry about the quality of water which comes straight from the tap, but you are also aware of the environmental issues associated with buying bottled water. So, […]

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Is tap water safe for my children to drink?

May 3, 2017

What is the best drinking water for my children? As parents, nothing is more important to us that the health and safety of our children. Not only do we want our kids to consume enough water to keep them healthy, we want to make sure the water we give them is the best quality.  For […]

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8 Ways to Optimize Your Sleep

April 13, 2017

(Family Features) While a healthy lifestyle requires a balanced diet and exercise, sleep is another pillar of overall wellness that is both essential to your health and success, and often overlooked. By simply making small changes to your daily routine you can improve your quality of sleep. Follow these tips from Dr. Sujay Kansagra, Mattress […]

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Make your workouts enjoyable for success

April 4, 2017
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I live in a town of just less than 9,000 people. Our fitness options are limited. We have a beautiful running trail at our park, but I hate running. Plus, I have some knee issues that make impact less than comfortable and sometimes downright painful. Plus, that's dependant on the weather. We do have a […]

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5 Smart Cooking Gadgets for Healthier Eating

March 13, 2017
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Cooking at home provides plenty of benefits, like the ability to control the ingredients you use and the chance to portion out your meal perfectly. However, it can also be a less healthy habit than eating out depending on your techniques and ingredients. A study carried out by researchers at Rush University discovered that the […]

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Achieve Bedtime Bliss: Sleep Trackers That Will Improve Your Slumber

September 13, 2016
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  Health and fitness monitors allow you to better acquaint yourself with the mechanics and patterns of your body. Just as you collect data from your daytime activities, you should also keep track of your sleep-specific patterns and habits. A good night's sleep will yield a more energized and refreshed self. Sleep cycle monitors provide […]

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Make Living a Healthy Lifestyle a Priority

March 10, 2016

(Family Features) Living a healthy lifestyle doesn’t have to be a daunting task. There are many products available to help make the process easier. There is no time like the present to make your body a priority and it’s no secret that good health can have an undeniably positive impact on quality of life. Whether […]

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3 Healthy Diet Plans That Will Help You Shed Those Extra Kilos

March 28, 2015
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Weight loss plans revolve around healthy eating, regular exercise and disciplined lifestyle habits. It is easy to lose weight when you eat healthy and wholesome meals in controlled portions. In fact it is possible to shed pounds if you follow a lean and nourishing diet, and many dieters report weight loss even without exercise. Liquid […]

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Calling All Women: Construct a Better Workout

September 13, 2014
Calling All Women: Construct a Better Workout

With busy schedules and life always getting in the way, it can be difficult to exercise. Between picking a time three days a week, deciding to workout at home or at the gym and actually coming up with exercises to complete, many women give up before they even start. But you don’t have to overthink […]

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Finding the Right Workout: Weight Training vs. Yoga vs. Pilates

August 15, 2014
Finding the Right Workout: Weight Training vs. Yoga vs. Pilates

There are a plethora of options when choosing a workout regimen. So many, in fact, that it can be overwhelming to pick which is best for you. Just because a fitness video or class becomes the hot new thing, it doesn’t mean you will necessarily receive the best results possible by participating. Workouts produce individual […]

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6 Suggested Apps for Women’s Health

August 9, 2014

There are a lot of health apps out there, and research shows that women are more interested in using them than men, according to Wired. Women install 40 percent more apps, buy 17 percent more paid apps and spend 83 percent more on those apps than men. Health apps have become increasingly popular as smartphone […]

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Explore natural sleep remedies

July 26, 2014
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Sleep is a natural process designed to recharge the body and mind. Although some people find no difficulty in settling down for the night, many others profess to have periodic or chronic sleep problems. But before asking doctors to reach for their prescription pads, men and women struggling to fall asleep at night may want […]

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Keep skin healthy by knowing sunscreen facts

July 24, 2014
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The best way to care for skin is to be smart about sun exposure. Too much unprotected exposure to the sun can cause a host of problems, from premature wrinkling to skin cancer. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, millions of cases of skin cancer are reported each year, and many more may go […]

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Power of a positive attitude

July 19, 2014
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A balanced diet, exercise, genetics, and even certain medications can work in concert to make a person healthy. But a person’s demeanor also can factor into personal health. The Mayo Clinic says that whether or not a person is an optimist or a pessimist can affect many areas of his or her health and well-being, […]

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Fabletics Review July 2014

July 10, 2014
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I don’t know if you noticed, but it got hot outside. And that means despite the air conditioning in the gym, it’s hot in there too. So this month I picked shorts from Fabletics. The outfit was $49.95 for two pieces, the tank and the shorts. It is really hard for me to find shorts […]

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How to make pizza healthier

June 19, 2014
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Pizza may have had humble beginnings, but today it is one of the most popular foods worldwide. More than five billion pizzas are sold across the globe each year, and pizza accounts for 10 percent of all food-service sales. Although pizza has many positive attributes, few consider pizza a healthy meal. Laden with cheese and […]

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Tips for yoga beginners

June 9, 2014

Though it might once have been considered a trend, yoga has long since moved on from trendy territory to become a more widely accepted discipline that is practiced by millions for its positive impact on mental and physical health. Though yoga is an ancient practice, only recently has it become so popular in the western […]

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Improve Your Workouts with Rockin’ Refuel

May 28, 2014
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We all know that in order for our bodies to function well, we have to eat. Basically fuel our bodies. In order to push your body beyond just regular, everyday activities, you have to fuel your muscles. And your muscles want protein. Rockin’ Refuel is a protein milk drink that helps you reach the level […]

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Best Songs for Weight Lifting 2014

May 24, 2014

When it comes to lifting weights, you need music that will energize you and help you to get through those tough workouts. Here are my current favs. What would you add?

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Water Aerobics: Burn Fat in the Pool

May 16, 2014
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Water aerobics is an efficient way to maximize your efforts to burn calories for one simple reason: the water provides resistance, which adds fat-burning potential to even simple movements. Plus, water resistance makes your muscles work, increasing tone and strength. For example, when you are walking, or even jogging on land, your arms aren’t really […]

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Nontraditional Songs for Practicing Yoga 2014

April 26, 2014
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I can’t make it to a yoga class every day, but going through a couple of vinyasas at the end of the day helps settle me down before I go to sleep. But I like more nontraditional tracks to use for my solo practice. Here are my current favs. What is on your yoga playlist?

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3 Ways to Take Care of your Health Naturally

April 23, 2014
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Each year brings upon newer and faster options for complete health and wellness. Fad diets, 5-minute workouts and miracle pills promise perfection in a flash. But proper care of the mind, body and soul takes more than a quick fix. Forget magic potions—gain control of your health the natural way and end the crash diet […]

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Best Cardio Songs for 2014

April 19, 2014
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I periodically update my music on workout playlists because I just get tired of hearing the same songs. Here is my updated playlist for cardio workouts! What is on your playlist?

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10 Things You Need This Spring

April 15, 2014
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1. A Colorful Suit A colorful suit gives you so many possibilities for outfits! Wear the pieces separately to make new looks all Spring! 2. Bright Lips Bright lips are everywhere! The color of the year is Radiant Orchid after all. Try Milani, Maybelline Vivids, or Sephora. 3. A Blender To make smoothies of course. […]

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Fabletics Review March 2014

April 4, 2014
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I have been a member of JustFab for a couple years now and decided to give Fabletics a try. Fabletics is Kate Hudson’s brand of athletic wear. Right now you can get 50% off your first outfit or you can get free pants (up to $49.95 Value) by using the code JFPANT. Since I wanted […]

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Get Your App Into Shape This Summer Using Your Smartphone

March 15, 2014
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A recent study conducted by Northwestern University discovered that fitness apps help motivate people to lose weight. If the summer season isn’t enough of a motivation, look for apps to help keep you on track. Get in shape and make your workout more enjoyable at the same time, and soon you’ll be ready to strut […]

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Olive Oil: Nature’s Gift For Weight Loss

March 15, 2014
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Olive oil should be made part of your daily diet when you are looking for natural ways to lose some extra pounds. In recent times, the health benefits of olive oil has been widely written about and today most diet experts swear by this food. Olive oil is basically rich in monounsaturated fatty acids or […]

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Go Green in the Kitchen

February 24, 2014
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Adopting an eco-friendly lifestyle is a great way to protect the planet for future generations. As the “go green” movement continues to grow in popularity, men and women are realizing more and more ways to reduce their carbon footprints. While some might still associate making green strides with carpooling and changing light bulbs, those are […]

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Healthy Snacking

February 21, 2014
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Medical professionals often warn that snack foods can be unhealthy, upsetting dieting plans and causing a person to consume more calories than is recommended. While a number of snack foods, particularly snacks that are laden with saturated fats, sodium and many calories, can be detrimental to your health, there are plenty of healthy snacks available […]

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Dining Out on a Diet

February 19, 2014
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Dining out at a restaurant is a treat for many people, while for others it’s a way of life. People on the go often find that dining out is simply more convenient than cooking at home. However, large portion sizes and dishes that tend to contain a lot of sodium and fat can make dining […]

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Top 10 Reader Favorites of 2013

December 31, 2013
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This was a great year for Dishwater Dreams and I thank you for coming by as often as you do to check out what is going on in my little world! These are the top 10 reader favorites from the blog this year. #10 – Peppermint Bark Recipe #9 – Chili’s Cinnamon Apples recipe #8 […]

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Hiking Your Way to Fitness

November 12, 2013
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I am so excited to welcome Quinn to the blog today! I have to admit that I’m not very good about going outside with my workouts. However, all it takes is a quick trip to Healthy Living by Quinn and you just might want to venture out and try things you never have before, like […]

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Is grazing the key to losing weight?

November 10, 2013
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Eating healthy is a goal for many people. For some, altering what they eat is all it takes to shed those extra pounds and improve their overall health, while others find changing what they eat isn’t helping them reach their goals. One option that has its share of supporters and detractors is grazing, which involves […]

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Gluten-free doesn’t mean grain-free

November 5, 2013
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Many people are adopting gluten-free diets for a variety of reasons. I’m not eliminating gluten from my diet, but I am decreasing the amount of gluten that I eat. While such a diet means passing on foods that contain wheat protein, such as certain breads, crusts and baked goods, it doesn’t mean giving up on […]

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Sneaky Ways to Burn Extra Calories

November 3, 2013
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There are a host of ways fitness-minded folks can burn a few extra calories, even if they don’t know they’re doing it. For instance, those who can’t sit still (like me) may burn more calories than a person who is calm. That’s because fidgeting can burn up to 350 calories a day. Laughing more can […]

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Stock Your Pantry with These Healthy Staples

November 2, 2013
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When hunger pangs arrive and you head to the kitchen to prepare a meal or a snack, it helps to have healthy foods on hand so that you can fill up without filling out your clothes. Sugary or fattening foods may be popular snacks, but consuming too many of these items can cause health implications, […]

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