• By Dana Sparks

Monday's Housecall

August 18, 2014

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Fitting in fitness: Finding time for physical activity
You know fitness is important, but making time to exercise can be tough. Try these tips for fitting more physical activity into your day.

Cancer prevention: 7 tips to reduce your risk
Simple lifestyle changes can make a big difference in helping prevent cancer. Find out what you can do, starting today.

Heart disease in women: Understand symptoms and risk factors
Heart disease is often thought of as a problem for men. But more women than men die of heart disease each year. Learn the risks and how to protect yourself.

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Diabetes: Does alcohol and tobacco use increase my risk?
Find out how your risk of type 2 diabetes increases with smoking and drinking.

Demyelinating disease: What causes it?
Demyelinating diseases, which include multiple sclerosis, result in neurological problems. Learn the causes.

Caffeine: Is it dehydrating or not?
Caffeinated drinks usually won't dehydrate you, but water is still your best option.

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Need a reason to exercise? Here are 7!
Want to feel better, have more energy and perhaps even live longer? Exercise is the answer. Here are seven ways exercise improves your life: 1. Exercise improves your mood. 2. Exercise combats chronic diseases. 3. Exercise helps you manage your weight. 4. Exercise boosts your energy level. 5. Exercise promotes better sleep. 6. Exercise can put the spark back into your sex life. 7. Exercise can be fun. Find an activity you enjoy, and go for it.

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Nutrition-wise: Make laughter a habit
Find out how laughter can benefit your body, mind, emotions and spirit.


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