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8 Signs You Should Stop Exercising Now

Jul 17, 2017 by William Kirkpatrick

Being as physically active as possible protects your health. The benefits of physical activity far outweigh any potential risk, but it is not always a good idea. So, the advice is to just listen to your body.

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Mental Health Medication Is Very Common, Study Shows

Jul 14, 2017 by William Kirkpatrick

Taking medication for a mental health issue is common, study shows.

Approximately one in six Americans has taken a prescribed psychiatric drug such as antidepressants at least once. And, most psychiatric drug use reported by adults was long-term.

Researchers found 16.7% of 242 million U.S. adults reported filling one or more psychiatric drug prescriptions in 2013. 

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New Study: Obesity During Pregnancy Increases Risk of Birth Complications

Jul 12, 2017 by William Kirkpatrick

A study published by the BMJ Medical Journal found that risks of major birth defects increase in severity for obese or overweight mothers. 

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What is Wellness & Why Is It Important?

Jul 10, 2017 by William Kirkpatrick

"A conscious, self-directed and evolving process of achieving full potential."

Wellness is much more than merely physical health, exercise or nutrition. It is the full integration of physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. 

This post provides a broad, yet specific sense of what wellness means, the different types of wellness and steps to improve your everyday life. 

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How To Prevent Unhealthy Food Cravings

Jul 10, 2017 by William Kirkpatrick

Americans' reliance on processed foods and snacks is undoubtedly one of the main factors driving our skyrocketing obesity and disease rates

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What Do Food Cravings Actually Mean?

Jul 10, 2017 by William Kirkpatrick
Have you ever craved a very specific food? The pint of ice cream calling you
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10 Vital Measures To Minimize Risk Of Dementia

Jul 07, 2017 by William Kirkpatrick

Alzheimer’s disease, the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S., was first identified more than 100 years ago, but research into its symptoms, causes, risk factors and treatment has gained momentum only in the last 30 years. 

A special report on Alzheimer's disease in the U.S. found that 11% of people age 65 and older have Alzheimer’s disease. The number of people age 65 and older with the disease may nearly triple by 2050, from 5 million to a projected 13.8 million. 

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New Study: Olive Oil Reduces Risk of Alzheimer's Disease

Jul 06, 2017 by William Kirkpatrick

The health benefits of olive oil are unrivaled, and research reveals more benefits nearly every day. In fact, we are only just beginning to understand the countless ways olive oil can improve our health, and our lives.

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New Research: Childhood Obesity Heightens Lifetime Risk of Depression

Jul 05, 2017 by William Kirkpatrick

Research presented at the European Congress on Obesity suggests that being overweight, especially from a young age, can substantially increase the lifetime risk of major depression.

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Vitamin B12 Deficiency: A Silent Epidemic With Serious Consequences

Jul 03, 2017 by William Kirkpatrick

It’s estimated nearly 40% of the American population suffers from B12 levels that are too low. When B12 levels are too low, the brain doesn’t work quite right and, more often than not, people suffer from chronic fatigue.

But B12 does more than just support healthy energy levels. Its also provides a wide range of health benefits.

The question is, are you getting enough?

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