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5 Great Reasons You Should Take a Walk Today

5 Great Reasons You Should Take a Walk Today

Tags: exercise, fitness, high blood pressure, self-esteem, sleep, snacking, stess, walking

The benefits of walking include everything from lowering your blood pressure to reducing your cravings for unhealthy snacks. See how this easy (and free!) activity can work such wonders.


How Mixing Medicine and Alcohol Can Harm You

How Mixing Medicine and Alcohol Can Harm You

Tags: alcohol, alcohol abuse, alcoholism, drinking, medications, Prescription Drugs

If your physician asks you how many alcoholic drinks you consume every day, there’s good reason to be precise. If you are taking medication, consuming alcoholic drinks regularly could create serious health problems.


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Stressed Out? Aromatherapy Can Help You to Feel Calmer

Tags: anxiety, aromatherapy, sense of smell, stress

A scent can be more than a passing pleasant experience. If you’re feeling stressed out or tired, scents can help to lift your mood, and help you to feel calmer and more energized.


Recipe: Green Grape Smoothie

Recipe: Green Grape Smoothie

Tags: fruits and vegetables, kale, Recipes, smoothie, Spinach

This delicious, healthy smoothie features spinach and kale—the cancer-fighting greens that keep you going—as well as sweet grapes, a pear, orange and banana.


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Don’t Believe Everything You Read on Supplement Labels

Tags: FDA, healthy diet, herbs and spices, study, vitamins and supplements

A study finds four out of five herbal supplements are not what they claim. Unlike prescription drugs, there is no oversight for herbal supplements. But if you read the label, you can find a safe and reputable brand.


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Have You Taken Up Yoga Lately? So Has Everyone Else

Tags: fish oil, massage, meditation, reiki, stress, supplements, yoga

If you've taken up yoga lately, you're joining a growing number of Americans who have taken up the practice in recent years. A new survey says the number of people in the U.S. practicing yoga has nearly doubled since 2002.


Try Mindfulness to Improve Your Well-being

Try Mindfulness to Improve Your Well-being (Slideshow)

Tags: meditation, slideshow, stress, yoga

Discover how to apply present-moment awareness to all the facets of your life. Our wellness expert shares 11 ways to practice mindfulness, reduce stress and improve your well-being.


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4 Natural, Drug-Free Ways to Fight Your Migraine Headaches

Tags: aspirin, Headaches, migraine headaches, migraines, prescriptions, stress

Making changes to your diet, managing stress and taking supplements can prevent migraines and reduce their severity. Learn what you can do to help yourself without a prescription.


Could Ibuprofen Help You Live Longer? Maybe

Could Ibuprofen Help You to Live Longer? Maybe

Tags: ibuprofen, inflammation, NSAIDs

You take ibuprofen to relieve pain and reduce fevers or headaches. But could this common, over-the-counter drug also hold the keys to a longer, healthier life? Authors of a new study suggest it’s possible.


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Why Giving is Good for Your Health

Tags: depression, donate, giving tuesday, holiday season 2012, holidays, volunteer

When you are generous, you don’t just make others happy. According to various research studies, you are also boosting your own health.