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Simple And Healthy Holiday Habits

According to a Consumer Reports article, 35 percent of Americans say what they dread the most about the holidays is weight gain. In reality, however, on average an adult gains about a pound between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Sounds doable, right? Well, shedding that pound is another thing. According to the report, most people fail to…
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Understanding Back Pain

What’s behind happier employees? In part, healthy spines. With a focus on back health, HealthyBlue is now offering a workshop on understanding what causes back pain, as well as how to treat and prevent it. Work shouldn’t hurt Back pain is one of the most common work-related injuries and is often caused by ordinary work…
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4 Tips To Kick Swimmer’s Itch

While swimmer’s itch is more prevalent in the southern states, there are still bodies of freshwater nearby that regularly host the tiny parasites that cause swimmer’s itch. (EEP!) Don’t be alarmed. While swimmer’s itch can be irritating, it’s rarely serious and never contagious. Humans are not suitable hosts, so the parasites quickly die. According to…
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Farmers Markets In Full Swing

When it comes right down to it, food is energy, and fresh food provides high quality nutrition. Farmers markets are opening up across North Dakota, and that means fresh fruits and veggies are in season. Loving local There are many advantages to shopping for food that’s produced and raised closer to home. Often called the…
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Tips To Avoid Sunburn, Skin Cancer

Nothing ruins a fun day outside in the sun quite like a painful sunburn. Getting too much sun without proper protection can lead to a nasty sunburn. It can also lead to skin cancer. More than 3 million Americans are diagnosed with a skin cancer every year. In 2012, more than 9,000 Americans died from…
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