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When it comes to big changes for your health, it can help to start small. Use our 10-second help tips to take small steps toward better health today. It only takes a few seconds to learn quick, simple ways to live healthier.
Kids need 60 minutes of daily play. Shoot hoops together, play tag or walk the dog as a family.
Winter runners take note: Prevent getting chilled by running into the wind at the start and with the wind as you finish.
Make sure your kids get the ZZZs they need: 11 hours for kids younger than 5; 10 hours for ages 5-10; at least 9 for kids older than 10.
Having trouble quitting smoking? Enjoy a change of venue where smoking isn't allowed, like museums, libraries or the movies.
Instead of plopping on the couch after your Thanksgiving meal, head outside for a game of tag or touch football.
Don't forgo your favorite comfort foods. Lighten them up. Make your mac and cheese with low-fat cheddar and nonfat milk, and add veggies.
Adding resistance training to your workout has many benefits: increased bone density, improved coordination and keeping a healthy weight.
Did you know that as you age you're more prone to dehydration? Drink up to stay sharp and keep your energy levels high.
Fact: Owning a pet can lower your blood pressure. In particular, having a dog can decrease your risk of cardiovascular disease.
When it comes to kids and sports, there is such a thing as too much. Children who play on more than one team are at risk of overuse injuries.
Don’t skip out on your cool-down after working out. Spend twice as long cooling off as warming up—at least 10 minutes.
If you have celiac disease, skip processed products and focus on foods that are naturally gluten-free, like beans, brown rice and nuts.
Giving yoga a go? Be sure to warm up first, know your limits and stay hydrated—especially for hot yoga.
Too tired to function? If you're constantly tossing and turning at night, it may be time to revamp your resting place.
Source: National Sleep Foundation
Celebrate summer with a trip to the farmers market for fresh, local produce. Remember to bring cash and your own bags.
Packed with protein and fiber, quinoa truly is a superfood. Enjoy it in place of your usual oatmeal, on salads or mixed with veggies.
The weather is just about perfect for a bike ride. (In fact, May 16 is Bike to Work Day.) Are you and your two-wheeler ready? Hit the road safely with these tips.
Sources: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; North Central Texas Council of Governments
Get moving in honor of Arthritis Awareness Month. Regular exercise can prevent some types of arthritis and lessen joint pain.
May is Better Sleep Month. Create a snooze-friendly environment: a cool, quiet, dark room with a supportive mattress and no tech gadgets.
Sometimes the littlest things make the biggest impact. Show a loved one you care with a thoughtful package containing items that can help combat chemotherapy's side effects.
Sources: American Cancer Society
Gardening and housework may be as good as regular exercise when it comes to your heart. So let your summer garden prep work begin!
Make time to laugh in honor of National Humor Month. A hearty chuckle lowers stress hormones and increases blood flow.
Think you're too busy to work out? Think again. A quick 30-minute sweat session is all it takes to improve your health. We've created this half-hour plan to make sure you get the most out of each minute. The next time you're watching your favorite show or waiting for a load of laundry to finish, don't just sit there—get moving!
Sources: American Heart Association
March is National Colorectal Awareness Month. If you're older than 50 and at average risk for colorectal cancer, it's time to get screened.
Big screen TV? Check. Your favorite jersey? Check. Chips, dip and dessert? Hold it right there. Super Bowl Sunday doesn't have to be a diet-buster. Try these simple swaps to cut the calories.
Sources: Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics; President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition
Did you know one restaurant meal could contain more than a day's worth of sodium? Cut the salt by cooking at home with fresh herbs.
Exercise lowers cholesterol and blood pressure. Aim for 30 minutes of moderate-intensity activity daily.
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