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Smart, Healthful Snack Tips for People on the Move

(StatePoint) Does your schedule, have you on-the-move? Check out these easy ways to healthfully keep hunger at bay, no matter where your busy life takes you, including at home! Make Mini Meals Instead of big heavy meals, think in smaller bites. Combine your favorite proteins, veggies, fruits and nuts into “snack style” meals that leave […]

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Slim Down Tips for a Healthier Summer

(StatePoint) Summer means BBQs, beach time and swimsuits, but it could also mean a change in eating habits and not necessarily for the better. Many people work hard throughout the winter in hopes of losing weight before summer, but when summer arrives, they abandon their healthy lifestyle and risk gaining weight. “A healthy lifestyle is […]

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Tips to Prevent Summer Brain Drain

(StatePoint) Studies show that summer brain drain can be a formidable force, setting kids’ progress back over the long break from the classroom. But you can help kids avoid losing their academic mojo. Here’s how. • Take a Hike: Not all learning has to happen indoors or while sitting still. Take a family nature walk and […]

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Plastics in Water, From Your Cup to the Oceans: What to Know

(StatePoint) You may not realize it, but there’s a lot of plastics in water — both in the water you drink, as well as in rivers, lakes and oceans. Know the Problem According to recent investigations by Orb Media, 90 percent of bottled water and 83 percent of tap water is contaminated with microplastics. These […]

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Higher Salaries and More Jobs May be Coming for U.S. Workers

(StatePoint) Small and mid-size business owners are feeling more optimistic than they have for a long time, suggests a new survey, and experts say this could mean positive things for the overall economy — including for workers’ salaries and job-seekers’ prospects. According to the PNC Economic Outlook, optimism is running at historic highs in all […]

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Want to Quit Smoking? How to Find Help

(StatePoint) Quitting smoking is almost never simple or easy, but according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it’s one of the most important steps you can take for your health. Luckily, there are several ways to get assistance to quit smoking. World No Tobacco Day is May 31, and an ideal opportunity to […]

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Are We Winning the War on Cancer? What to Know

(StatePoint) New cancer cases and deaths are both predicted to rise over the next two decades, according to the latest World Cancer Report. Despite billions of dollars of investment in research, survival gains for the most common forms of cancer are still measured in additional months of life, not years. Can cancer be cured? Some […]

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Ways to Turn Your Weight Loss Goal into a Reality

(StatePoint) If you have a lot of weight to lose, it may feel like an insurmountable challenge, especially if you have struggled with weight loss before. Here are a few ways to turn your desire into a reality. Get Moving These are more ways than ever to get moving these days — from video games […]

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Don’t Forget to Spring-Clean Your Credit Report

(StatePoint) Spring is in the air and it’s time for the annual ritual of deep cleaning, dusting, mopping, organizing — and checking your credit report. Experts recommend checking your credit report at each of the national credit reporting agencies (CRAs) several times annually. Why? When you apply for a new credit card or car loan, […]

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Diet vs. Exercise: Which is Better for Weight Loss?

(StatePoint) What’s more important: diet or exercise? Anyone who’s tried to lose weight and maintain a healthy lifestyle has likely asked this question. Sixty-eight percent of people want to lose 10 pounds or more, according to a recent Harris Poll on behalf of Nutrisystem. It’s always a good time to get started on your goals. […]

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