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What Does The Heart Do? 6 Tips For Heart Health

how does the heart work

When you hear heart… do you think of emotions like courage, heartbreak, love? Valentine’s Day chocolate?? Years ago, I was a happy kid with a strawberry cobbler at the Strawberry Festival in Plant City, Florida. I listened as the country band on stage poked fun at how we use the word heart. “Every time you hear […]

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Government Shutdown and 4 Other Reasons You Should Start Your Own Business

‚ÄčWhat do you mean the government shut down?? Should you start your own business? I don’t mean to get into politics… ‚ÄčBut I might. Don’t push me. (Pray for me please.) However, we just saw some of ‚ÄčAmerica’s allegedly most stable (federal) jobs ‚Äčshut down, leaving employees without pay for 35 days. Families who thought they had steady […]

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Seasonal Affective Disorder: 5 Tips to Fight Winter Blues

seasonal affective disorder

It’s ‚Äčthat time of year…The holidays are over, ‚Äčdaylight is short, and you haven’t felt sun on your body in months. If you’ve got a sad, gloomy feeling that’s hard to shake, you may be having some symptoms of seasonal affective disorder, sometimes called winter depression. Depending on where you live, 0-10% of the population […]

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You Need More Sleep. 5 Tips to Get It

How much sleep do you need?Do you wake up tired?Do you often read the same line several times, or feel like you lack clarity of thought? Do you set multiple alarms, or do you snooze more than once most mornings? The average adult sleeps less than 7 hours per night. How much do you  usually sleep?adequate […]

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How to Beat Laziness, Self-Doubt, and Uncertainty to Keep Your Resolutions Alive

beat procrastination

You’re excited about the new year!You’ve got some ‚Äčclever tagline like New Year, New Me, etc. ‚ÄčYou’ve implemented what you read in my post ‚Äč6 steps to setting Specific, Measurable, ‚ÄčAttainable, Relevant, Time-Based goals‚Äč. You’re off to a great start! If you hadn’t set goals and become motivated, any success would just be coincidence. But we’ve seen this […]

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New Health.gov Activity Guidelines: 8 Things to Know

In November 2018, the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (health.gov) released the 2nd Edition of Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, after a decade of research since the 1st edition. Here are the 8 biggest ‚Äčtakeaways‚Äč:‚ÄčHealth guidelines recommend 22 minutes of activity per day Even more research ‚Äčindicates adults need 150 to 300 minutes of moderate-intensity […]

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Do You Need Blue Light Blocking Glasses?

Once you’ve heard about blue light blocking glasses, you will see them everywhere.You’ve spent hours each day sitting in front of a computer when you see an ad. Then you see them in stores. I recently saw them while buying new glasses. They were also featured in last week’s post about freelancer gifts. But what […]

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25 Awesome Gifts for Freelancers

‚ÄčIt’s the holiday season! The time for Michael Buble and gift giving, so you’ve been shopping hard for others (and probably yourself too)! But do you wonder what to tell people is on your wish list? What about investments in your home office that ‚Äčwould make your job easier? ‚ÄčCheck out 25 Awesome Gifts for Freelancers […]

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World Diabetes Day- 5 Ways to Reduce Your Risk

Why is diabetes awareness important? (CDC)30.3 million US adults have diabetes (1 in 11). 1 in 3 people have prediabetes. Diabetes is the 7th leading cause of US death. Diabetes and high blood glucose are the ‚Äč#1 cause of adult-onset blindness, kidney failure, and loss of toes or feet, and can lead to heart disease and stroke. ‚Äč‚ÄčPeople diagnosed […]

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