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Health & Fitness

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    Foot Care Tips for Those With Diabetes

    (StatePoint) For those with diabetes, a seemingly insignificant foot problem can produce dangerous consequences. Experts say that managing this risk is an important part of diabetes care.

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    Find peace during pandemic uncertainty with Kundalini yoga and meditation

    (BPT) - The COVID-19 pandemic has made the world far more uncertain. It’s impacted our work and finances, our relationships, and of course, our physical and mental health. Finding the sense of surety we all crave is almost impossible, which leads to stress, anxiety and powerlessness that drains us emotionally. These feelings of helplessness can be traumatic, putting our body and mind in a constant "flight or fight" state. Staying in this tense state for too long not only hurts our quality of life but makes our immune systems more vulnerable.

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    Safe Entertaining Tips in a COVID-19 World

    ( Depending on where you live, restrictions on social gatherings may become less strict in the coming weeks and months. However, many experts caution that care should still be exercised when groups of people gather.

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Thursday 06/25/2020
How to Treat Today’s Most Common Skin Issues
Posted: June 25, 2020

(StatePoint) Spending a lot more time at home indoors these days or adjusting to going back outside? New habits and big lifestyle changes can have an effect on one’s skin.

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Friday 04/24/2020
Beauty Product Fans Embrace Power Serums
Updated: June 06, 2020 - 2:33 am

(NewsUSA) -Anyone shopping for quality, natural skin care has many options, but customized serums are becoming the product of choice for those seeking fast, effective and individualized treatments for a range of skin health and beauty concerns.

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Tuesday 04/21/2020
Phyto-C Skin Care Serum Helps Restore Damaged Skin
Updated: May 22, 2020 - 2:31 am

(NewsUSA) - It's common knowledge that excessive skin exposure, not only to the sun but also to environmental pollutants, can promote inflammation and lead to skin damage.

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Thursday 12/26/2019
Why a Personalized Diet Can Help You Achieve Better Results
Posted: December 26, 2019

(StatePoint) From custom-designed sneakers to tailor-made sunglasses, the trend of personalization is going head-to-toe, and for good reason, making its way to the world of weight loss and wellness.

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Monday 12/02/2019
Simple Ways a Keto-Friendly Diet Can Set You Up for Success
Posted: December 02, 2019

(StatePoint) Chances are you’ve heard of the keto diet. Its popularity has soared in recent years, adding it to the list of diets many people try, especially in the New Year. The keto diet is founded on the belief that when your body is in a state of nutritional ketosis -- a metabolic state in which fat provides most of the fuel for the body -- you will lose weight. But what if you could take a less drastic approach?

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Monday 11/25/2019
Tips to Protect Your Winter Wardrobe
Posted: November 25, 2019

(StatePoint) If you are like many people, your winter wardrobe requires a bit of extra care. Between fine cashmere sweaters, favorite woolen outerwear and your snazziest cocktail attire, your special care garments should look as crisp at the end of the season as they do today.

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Tuesday 11/12/2019
Top 5 Holiday Temptations and How to Avoid Them
Posted: November 12, 2019

(StatePoint) The holiday season means delicious food and parties galore. If you’ve been dedicated to maintaining a healthy lifestyle, there’s no reason to throw away all your hard work. You just need to make adjustments to your routine so you can enjoy the season guilt-free.

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Monday 10/28/2019
How to Stick to Your Workout Schedule During the Holiday Season
Posted: October 28, 2019

(StatePoint) There are plenty of temptations to skip a workout during the holiday season. Ironically, this is the time of year you may need the movement most.

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Wednesday 10/23/2019
3 Ways to Treat Yourself This Holiday Season
Posted: October 23, 2019

(StatePoint) When it comes to holiday giving, don’t be shy about indulging in a little self-care. With these ideas, you can show yourself some love, while looking elegant, relaxed and stylish at all the season’s events.

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Tuesday 09/10/2019
Get Back in Your Favorite Jeans With These Weight Loss Tips
Posted: September 10, 2019

(StatePoint) Do you have a favorite pair of jeans sitting in your closet with the hopes that one day they will fit again? You’re not alone!

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Thursday 07/30/2020
A Different, More Severe Form of Asthma. GSK’s Doctor Nestor A. Molfino, Shares Signs You May Be Living With Severe Asthma and an Option to Manage the Condition
Updated: August 03, 2020 - 2:34 am

(BPT) - This content was sponsored by GSK.

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Here To Stay, Online Fitness Offers Multiple Benefits
Updated: August 01, 2020 - 2:30 am

(NAPSI)—You may know regular exercise and physical activity enhance your physical health and emotional well-being, boost your energy level and quality of life, but recent developments in fitness may shake things up.

What’s New

With more people now working from home or juggling the multiple responsibilities of busy lifestyles, online workouts are more popular than ever. Whether you’re interested in HIIT, yoga, strength training or trampoline workouts, you can find streaming services and virtual sweat sessions as close as your phone or computer. 

Why It Makes Sense

Online fitness classes deliver many benefits, including:  

1.Maximum convenience. You can access workouts on your own time, according to your schedule. You may love Group-X classes at the gym, but it’s faster to squeeze in a workout at home during packed days. Plus, you can choose whatever class you want instead of being limited by your gym’s schedule. Many websites offer video workouts that can be done in a tiny apartment or outside, with or without accessories. In addition to website offerings, some services even offer Apple TV® or Roku® Apps for additional access. 

2.Cost-effective. The average health club membership can cost $500/year or more, which is a lot to pay if you aren’t using it regularly. Online streaming services typically cost a fraction of the price of gym memberships. For example, JumpSport® Fitness TV, which provides extensive professional fitness trampoline workouts, offers a free trial period and costs only $59.99/year (or $9.99/month). Even if you did only six workouts a year (and you know you’d do more than that), the subscription easily pays for itself. 

3.Variety. Cross-training has never been easier with the sheer volume and types of exercise sessions available today. You can choose from livestream or on-demand, with formats such as boot camp, Pilates, interval training, core conditioning, trampoline classes and more, available through websites, streaming services or apps. Many boutique clubs deliver workouts that vary by modality, intensity level (beginners versus advanced, for example), equipment utilized and duration, and organize classes so that it’s simple to search or filter offerings based on specific criteria.  

4.Privacy. With social distancing the new normal, some people may prefer to exercise alone versus in larger group settings. Plus, using online workouts mean you don’t have to worry about getting to class early and saving your favorite spot. Not only that, you can bypass the locker room for the privacy of your home. And you get to wear what you want; there’s no judgment for bed head or your favorite ratty T-shirt. You’ll find that some instructors record workouts in professional studios, while others show you their more personal side and record from their living room, with or without their pets hanging around. Even through a screen, you can get a comfortable, more personal, private session.

“The online streaming boom for fitness is here to stay,” points out Forrest Bless, VP of Marketing at JumpSport. “JumpSport Fitness TV [] collaborates with clubs all over the nation, so people streaming from home can choose workouts from a boutique club in NYC to a personal trainer in LA, which is great for variety and to accommodate different preferences.” 

Get Started 

If you’d like to take on fun and effective online workouts at home with fitness trampoline sessions, you can start with a 90-day free trial of JumpSport Fitness TV, and begin reaping the benefits of low-impact bounce sessions for your body and mind. 


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Emotionally Preparing Your Children for Back-to-School Season
Updated: August 03, 2020 - 2:34 am

(Family Features) Between sheltering-in-place, online learning and time away from friends, many children will need a little extra support as they head back to school this fall.

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How You Can Help Fight Lyme Disease
Updated: August 03, 2020 - 2:34 am

(Family Features) Summer means it’s time to check for ticks, especially if you have recently spent time outdoors, taking part in activities such as hiking, camping, gardening, dog-walking or more.

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3 Tips to Support Your Pet's Immune System
Posted: July 30, 2020

(Family Features) Up to 70% of a pet’s immune system is contained within his or her digestive system.

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Strengthen Mental Health by Embracing Culture
Updated: August 03, 2020 - 2:34 am

(Family Features) One in five U.S. adults experience mental illness each year, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, and adult African Americans are 20% more likely to experience mental health issues compared to the general population.

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Make Disability Insurance Work for You When You Can't
Updated: August 03, 2020 - 2:34 am

(Family Features) Millions of Americans are out of work right now, but even without the pandemic, millions more are sidelined every year by something more common: an accident, illness or injury that causes a disability.

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Fire Safety for Furry Family Members
Updated: August 03, 2020 - 2:34 am

(Family Features) If you have a fire escape plan in place for your home, you’re steps ahead of many Americans. According to the National Fire Protection Association, only 30% of American households have developed and practiced a home fire escape plan. It’s important for families to stay ahead of the curve and be prepared in the event of a fire.

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Advances in Treating Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Updated: August 03, 2020 - 2:34 am

(Family Features) Despite progress in treating lung cancer, it is the leading cause of cancer deaths and impacts communities across the United States. The most common form of lung cancer is non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). NSCLC is a complex disease that can be challenging to treat, which may feel overwhelming and unsettling for people facing the disease.

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Protect Your Pets from Summer Pests
Posted: July 30, 2020

(Family Features) As the weather warms up, many people like to take their dogs for long walks or let their cats frolic outside. While you’re having fun in the sun, however, pests like fleas, ticks and mosquitoes can tag along for the ride.

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