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4 tips to help you lose belly fat

In Weight Loss by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC August 21st, 2018

Belly fat is more than a cosmetic issue. Having more fat around the middle is linked to health problems. Belly fat — also known as visceral fat — is associated with a higher risk of health problems like diabetes, heart disease, and some cancers. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to lose belly fat, if you know what triggers it. Implement these lifestyle changes to start slimming your waistline and getting healthier. Get rid …

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7 hidden causes of weight gain

In Weight Loss by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC August 21st, 2018

Most people would agree that losing weight is no easy task. It takes long-term commitment and dedication to lose excess pounds and keep them off. A big part of this effort involves eating healthy foods and getting regular exercise. But sometimes, you may find that weight loss just isn’t happening, even though you’re working hard to be as healthy as possible. In some cases, people may have a hard time losing weight despite a healthy …

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Use your phone to achieve your health goals

In Health and Wellness by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC August 21st, 2018

Smartphones get a bad rap these days. So many people are seemingly addicted to their screens, and many health experts say that smartphones encourage sedentary lifestyles and other unhealthy habits. But a smartphone can be a powerful tool to help you achieve health goals if you use it properly. Try these tips for using your smartphone to help you stay on track and build healthy habits: Get active Exercise apps are available for all ages …

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3 things to do when starting a new diet plan

In Health and Wellness by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC August 21st, 2018

If you’re thinking of adopting a new diet plan, it’s important to give yourself the best possible start. While you may have an idea of what and how much to eat, there’s much more to this journey than food choices. Before you dive into a healthier lifestyle, it’s best to mentally prepare yourself for the journey so you can push through any bumps in the road. Use these tips now and keep them in mind …

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The mind-body connection: How your emotions influence your health

In Health and Wellness by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC August 23rd, 2018

Our brains are deeply connected with our physical health. Research reinforces how emotions influence health. Health experts have speculated for years that positive emotions can make you healthier physically. Some medical studies have backed up this claim. We’ve all felt the physical effects of our emotions, whether we realized it at the time or not. Have you ever had sweaty palms before a big presentation or job interview? Have you felt your heart pound or stomach …

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7 unhealthy weekend habits to quit now

In Health and Wellness by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC August 21st, 2018

For many of us, weekends are a chance to relax, unwind, and have fun. No one wants to place rules or restrictions on their days off, but being mindful of destructive or damaging habits could benefit you physically, emotionally, and mentally — and ultimately help you reach your biggest health goals. If you’re guilty of any of these seven unhealthy weekend habits, it may be time to break the cycle and start spending your weekends …

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Hormone imbalances and sleep problems

In Hormone Replacement Therapy by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC August 21st, 2018

Suffering from lack of sleep or poor-quality sleep can negatively impact many different aspects of your life. Sleep problems can lead to obvious consequences such as drowsiness, difficulty concentrating, irritability, and lack of energy. Sleep deprivation is also related to stress, anxiety, heart issues, impaired immune system function, and weight gain. If you have difficulty sleeping, changing your sleep habits may help. Relaxing teas and practices such as yoga can also be effective. But in …

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How to make your bedroom a sleep sanctuary

In Health and Wellness by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC August 28th, 2018

Do you have trouble sleeping, or do you wake up in the morning still feeling tired? Take a good look at your bedroom and read out tips on making your room a place to get better sleep!  Getting a good night’s sleep starts with creating the right environment, with lighting, bedding, and other elements that help promote relaxation. Making a few simple tweaks at home can improve your sleep cycle and help you wake up feeling …

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10 ways to reset your sleep schedule

In Health and Wellness by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC August 28th, 2018

Life can get in the way of a healthy sleep schedule.  Having a baby, traveling to different time zones, and working a late shift can all affect the body’s inner clock. Once the clock has been disrupted, it can be difficult to reset, but it can be done. Everyone has an internal clock known as your circadian rhythm, which regulates many many physiological processes and tells your body when to sleep, wake, and eat. Circadian …

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From the doc: The importance of getting enough sleep

In Dr. Jay Garcia MD, Health and Wellness by Jay J. Garcia M.D. September 1st, 2018

Getting enough sleep has great importance to our life, sleep is as essential to the human body as food and water. When we’re busy, sleep is often one of the first things we sacrifice. We tend to think that we can stay up late and get up early to accomplish more without suffering too many consequences. But a lack of quality sleep has detrimental effects beyond just feeling groggy and needing more coffee to get …