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10 ways to cut 500 calories a day

By Orville Caval on Jan 27, 2020 11:00:00 AM

Despite the type of diet you follow, to lose weight, you need to burn more calories than you take in each day. For most people, cutting about 500 calories per day is an excellent place to start. If you eat 500 calories less daily, you should lose about one pound per week.

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Long work hours associated with higher blood pressure

By Orville Caval on Jan 16, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Working long hours has been linked to up to 70% increased risk of masked hypertension and a 66% higher risk of sustained hypertension in a recent study in Quebec, Canada.

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How to Use Self-Care in Service to Your Heart, Body and Mind

By Orville Caval on Dec 4, 2019 12:00:00 PM

Self-care is more than just a millennial fad—it’s a lifestyle must-have for everybody. Its well-known benefits for mental health are unparalleled, running the gamut from stress relief to increased focus and productivity. Its physical benefits are just as impressive, too. In fact, self-care has been known not just to increase overall health, but also alleviate symptoms of diseases, including heart disease.

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How to Find a Healthy Diet Plan to Fit Your Lifestyle

By Orville Caval on Nov 6, 2019 9:30:00 AM

Let's face it: dieting is hard, especially for people with busy lifestyles. Sometimes, we don't feel like going through all the trouble and would rather stick to our fast-food diets. However, when we factor in the dangers of an unhealthy diet (heart disease, obesity, diabetes, stroke, increased probability for certain cancers, asthma, osteoarthritis, etc.) and the many benefits of eating healthy (longer life, more energy, etc.) it becomes clear that the best time to start a diet plan is now.

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Happy in Body and Mind: How Seniors & Caregivers Can Get Started in Yoga

By Orville Caval on Oct 28, 2019 10:00:00 AM

If you’re a senior with a growing interest in yoga, keep in mind that yoga can help relieve many of the mental and physical problems common among older adults, such as stress, depression, and joint pain. It also offers many benefits for caregivers, which means yoga can be an enjoyable activity for you and your caregiver to do together. Don’t be scared off by images of people twisted into complex poses. Yoga is a holistic, soothing discipline that’s highly adaptable to diverse groups with different physical needs and capabilities. However, you should know what you’re getting into first and find the right instructor and form of yoga before getting started.

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