• Turn Chores Into a Fitness Routine

    Turn Chores Into a Fitness Routine

    Is the “e” word — exercise — a downer for you? If so, you need look no further than everyday chores to find new ways to ramp up your workout level and burn more calories. Remember, if you’re moving you’re burning calories — and the movement doesn’t have to be on a treadmill or even in a gym.

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  • Health Tip: Relieve  Your Blister, Corn or Callus

    Health Tip: Relieve Your Blister, Corn or Callus

    Blisters, corns and calluses have at least one thing in common: they’re triggered by the friction of two surfaces rubbing against each other. The Nemours Foundation suggests how to care for these skin issues.

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  • Philly’s Soda Tax Is Working, Study Finds

    Philly’s Soda Tax Is Working, Study Finds

    Philadelphia’s “soda” tax seems to be getting the results city officials wanted. New research shows that since the city began taxing sodas, energy drinks and other sweetened beverages on Jan. 1, 2017, Philadelphians are about 40 percent less likely than residents of three nearby cities to have a soda every day.

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  • Who Lives Longer — Night Owls or Early Birds?

    Who Lives Longer — Night Owls or Early Birds?

    “Night owls” might pay a price when it comes to their health and longevity, a new study reports. Folks who stay up late and struggle to wake in the morning have a 10 percent higher risk of dying sooner than so-called “morning larks” who are early to bed and early to rise, said lead researcher Kristin Knutson.

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  • The Bad Habits That Lead to Weight Gain

    The Bad Habits That Lead to Weight Gain

    It’s no secret that weight gain results from consuming too many calories. But at its core is an imbalance of healthy and unhealthy habits. On one side of the scale — the healthy side — are foods such as whole grains, fruits and vegetables, lean protein and plant-based fats.

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  • Help for When You’re Wide-Eyed at 3 a.m.

    Help for When You’re Wide-Eyed at 3 a.m.

    Something like this has happened to most of us: You wake up, wide awake, only to discover that it’s 3 a.m. Suddenly your mind fills with worry about how hard tomorrow will be if you don’t get more sleep. The problem is, you toss and turn and can’t get back to sleep.

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  • Health Tip: Speak With Your Doctor if You Aren’t Sleeping Well

    Health Tip: Speak With Your Doctor if You Aren’t Sleeping Well

    While everyone has a sleepless night now and then, chronic lack of sleep can lead to a host of medical problems and should be discussed with your doctor, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute says.

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  • Reading to Your Kids Might Boost Their Social Skills

    Reading to Your Kids Might Boost Their Social Skills

    Parents who read to their infants and toddlers may help them develop skills that pay big dividends when they start school, a new study suggests. Specifically, reading aloud and pretend play may offset disruptive behaviors — such as hyperactivity and aggression — and improve attention, researchers found.

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  • What Your Kids Want to Tell You About Social Media

    What Your Kids Want to Tell You About Social Media

    Memo to Mom and Dad: Rein in your screen time. That’s one of the things that kids say they’d like to tell their parents, according to a survey on families’ technology rules and expectations.

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  • Health Tip: When to See a Doctor for Cradle Cap

    Health Tip: When to See a Doctor for Cradle Cap

    Cradle cap, medically called infantile seborrheic dermatitis, is a relatively harmless condition that leads to rough and scaly skin patches on a newborn’s scalp. The condition isn’t contagious and typically goes away without treatment.

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