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Risk of High Blood Pressure When Exposed To Pollution A study showed that children exposed to higher levels of air pollution during the third trimester of their mother's pregnancy face higher risk of high blood pressure in childhood. Power…

COMMIT TO BE FIT

Physical activity promotes cardio-respiratory endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance and muscular flexibility, as well as good body composition. The benefits of regular physical activity include improved quality of life and…

BE STRONG!

Considering the many benefits that muscular strength and endurance training brings, it is actually quite surprising that most adults do not include this type of fitness training in their life. It's especially surprising since…

BEING OUTDOORS AND MENTAL HEALTH

These days, we spend most of our time indoors, attached to TVs, computers and other interests. Yet, spending time outside in nature has a remarkable effect on us physically, mentally and spiritually. It gives us a sense of belonging,…

GOOD NEWS FOR MODERN PARENTS

I hit the lowest point of my parenting journey after the birth of our second son. I was struggling to manage a sleepless newborn and an emotional toddler. I felt like I was adrift in a flimsy boat without an anchor, tossed about by the…

The Importance of Home Cooking

The decline in home food preparation and the increase in convenience products has become a recipe for poor health. Devaluing of Home Cooking Several decades ago, the time it took to prepare family meals was considered to be more of an…

SIX MEMORY JOGGERS FOR OVERLOADED BRAINS

I confess that my memory is somewhat sketchy. While I rarely forget a friend's birthday (thanks to Facebook!), I'm terrible with names. And then there's the issue of my car keys, which I'm continually misplacing. Just ask my husband—he'll…

THE HEALING POWER OF GREEN TIME

Darren Morton says that one way to lift your mood is simply to open your front door and step outside! I love to hang glide. My personal height record is about 4000 meters. To get that high, you first launch off the side of a cliff, then go…

YOU NEED A HOBBY

“Do you know what I really like to do?” my friend Erin asked. “What?” “I love to watch kids play.” Huh? I didn't totally understand, but, yeah, that's Erin's favorite pastime. Watching kids play. She loves it. Listening to her explain…

SAFEGUARDING THE HEALTH

Health is a blessing of which few appreciate the value; yet upon it the efficiency of our mental and physical powers largely depends. Our impulses and passions have their seat in the body, and it must be kept in the best condition…