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Embrace the dark side (of chocolate)

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In the aftermath of Valentine’s Day chocolate giving, take heart: Dark chocolate is loaded with nutrients that may be good for you. Dark Chocolate is Nutritious: If you buy quality d...


Gardening is exercise that grows on you!

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By late February many of us in El Paso are turning our attention to our gardens. Our southwestern winters are considered mild (in comparison to other parts of the country) and our spring...


Love Matters: How parents’ love shapes children’s lives

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Research about how the affection between parents shapes their children's life has been hard to come by. A new study uses unique data from families in Nepal to provide new evidence. The s...


Hit the Road Jack!

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What? No Football? Most American households will be experiencing a bit of an adjustment now that the Super Bowl is over. It’s called Sunday. You remember Sundays right? While some fa...


It’s a dog of a day!

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Dogs are a man’s best friend and the benefits of spending time with them are endless. It has been proven that dogs boost your mood and your health. Dogs can also help lower blood pressur...


Send a friend a Valentine's Greeting

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Valentine’s Day has become an overwhelming holiday with huge expectations of bold romantic gestures. In fact, many couples use Saint Valentine’s Day as a way to make a grand declarat...



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There is no scientific evidence to support the use of crystals as a means to increase well-being and overall health. However, proponents of crystal therapy focus on the frequenc...


Take a Mediterranean break this afternoon

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Sweet tomatoes, salty olives and tangy cheese are a perfect afternoon pick-me-up and the absolute most simple snack you can pack: Ingredients • 1 slice crusty whole-wheat bread, cut into...


Swimming may be the perfect workout

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Trying to make good on your ‘go to the gym’ promise but the ‘going’ is not going well? Try another facility like a local indoor pool and swim your way to fitness. It has been proven ...


Lab that plugs into your phone can diagnose illnesses

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Engineers have created a tiny portable lab that plugs into your phone, connecting it automatically to your doctor through a custom app. The lab is the size of a credit card and can diagn...


Rediscover Game Night

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A recent New York Times article showed that Americans are rediscovering game night. Whether it is an old board favorite like Monopoly or something more interactive like Charades or T...


Take some ‘you time’

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In today’s super connected world, we often tend to ignore opportunities to spend time alone. Research shows that a little alone time can go a long way in charging your batteries, boo...


Raise your hand: Volunteer

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From lowering stress to boosting self-confidence, research has shown that volunteering offers many health benefits, especially for older adults, such as: • Volunteering decreases the ris...



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Proponents believe aromatherapy activates areas in your nose called smell receptors, which send messages through your nervous system to your brain. Aromatherapy uses essential oils that ...


Avocados are having a moment

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The Super Bowl commercial featuring Avocados from Mexico isn’t telling us anything new. Avocados are a super food that have become super popular.That’s because avocados are very nutritio...


Everyday Activities Count as Exercise

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Your body burns fuel doing everyday activities. Scientists call it ‘non-exercise activity thermogenesis.’ You use energy when walking up stairs or lifting grocery bags. With that in mind...


How stress causes gray hair

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Scientists have found evidence to support long-standing anecdotes that stress causes hair graying. Researchers found that in mice, the type of nerve involved in the fight-or-flight respo...



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Smiling is contagious. Try this the next time you are at a grocery store, in line at the DMV or anywhere else people just ‘have’ to go to but aren’t that happy about it. Smile. Look some...


he importance of stretching

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It is not an overstatement to say that everyone should do some stretching daily. Stretching keeps your muscles flexible, strong, and healthy. It is important to increase flexibility...


You can have a snack while dieting

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It’s been a long January and many of us are still committed to our new year’s resolution of sticking to a diet. An important part of keeping within your diet guidelines is planning sensi...


Exercise while watching TV

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If you are like most adult Americans, you are watching about four hours of tv per day. (According to the 2017 Nielsen Report) Why not use that time to squeeze out some key exercises? Wit...


Worst Flu Season in years predicted

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The United States may be gearing up for one of the worst flu seasons in years, health experts predict. · Northern and western states are now being hit hard. · Currently the influenza B ...



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Ask someone in your church choir, at a local band gig or even the dude belting out AC/DC in the car next to you and they will tell you singing is good for you. Many studies done over a n...


Half of one minute can make your whole day better

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Feeling a little jumpy? Have you noticed that you are more uptight than usual? Try this: Sit or stand up straight in a comfortable position. Breathe in, breathe out. Pause. One mor...

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