• By Jen O'Hara

Housecall: Nip Seasonal Allergies in the Bud

April 25, 2016

a woman sneezing in a field of flowers, suffering from hay fever, allergies
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HEALTHY RECIPES
Almond and apricot biscotti
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Starting a fitness program? Don't get carried away. Working out too intensely or too often increases your risk of injury and burnout. Remember to alternate hard workouts with easier ones. And, plan time between sessions for your body to rest and recover.

Need practical advice on diet and exercise? Want creative solutions for stress and other lifestyle issues? Discover even more healthy lifestyle topics at MayoClinic.org.

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