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Flu Vaccine: What You Must Know for 2018

2/20/2018
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This flu season has been terrible. Why?Every flu season is different. The 2017-2018 flu season started early. This year’s strains are being reported as very dangerous. Now you can save money on your life insurance just for being healthy. HealthIQ helps physically active people save up to 33% on their life insurance. Go to HealthIQ.com/lifestooshort to get a free quote. - sponsor Why is it so bad this year? This year’s vaccine doesn’t seem to be as protective as desirable. The virus has...

Duration:00:16:46

Reduce Standardized Test Stress

2/13/2018
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Raise your hand if you enjoy standardized testing. Right. No one does.Parents, you know that testing time can be stressful. There’s a lot of pressure on schools for success with standardized tests. Now you can save money on your life insurance just for being healthy. HealthIQ helps physically active people save up to 33% on their life insurance. Go to HealthIQ.com/lifestooshort to get a free quote. - sponsor Standardized testing won’t go away anytime soon. The best bet is to reduce...

Duration:00:16:40

Hippie Food

2/6/2018
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Foods of the flower children of the past influence our dietary choices today.Peace, love and homegrown eats... these staples of the hippie movement are still present in today’s culture. Now you can save money on your life insurance just for being healthy. HealthIQ helps physically active people save up to 33% on their life insurance. Go to HealthIQ.com/lifestooshort to get a free quote. - sponsor Many of the fringe foods from the 1960s and 1970s are considered health foods today....

Duration:00:11:13

Healthy Eats for Movie Goers

1/30/2018
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Learn some healthy alternative snacks to take to the movies or on another outing.You’re headed to the movies or another outing. You need something healthy, tasty and portable. Now you can save money on your life insurance just for being healthy. HealthIQ helps physically active people save up to 33% on their life insurance. Go to HealthIQ.com/lifestooshort to get a free quote. - sponsor Here are some simple suggestions: If you do buy snacks when you’re out, portion control is your...

Duration:00:22:26

Life is Good: 9 Decades of Wisdom

1/23/2018
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Get the perspective of someone who's been there.A lot of information on aging is from the viewpoint of the caregiver or physician. How does the older set view their vintage status? One of the most rewarding things about aging is seeing the results of your life actions. Your family line and contributions to fields are more visible. It does take longer to do some things. It’s okay to rest when you feel like it. You can’t keep going with some activities with the same vigor and duration as...

Duration:00:30:24

Encore Episode: Sleep Cheats: Simple Ways to Get More Rest

1/16/2018
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Get the sleep you need for optimal health.You need sleep to stave off chronic disease, improve hormone production, lose weight and deal with daily life. The demands of today’s lifestyle aren’t helping you get the sleep you need. It’s time for some sleep hacks to get quality sleep for healing and improved overall health. Listen as Dr. Ken Redcross joins Melanie Cole, MS, to share tips to get the best sleep possible.

Duration:00:17:29

Essential Living: Finding Peace of Mind

1/9/2018
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Find your way back to peace and happiness, even when you're bombarded with bad news.How can you find a sense of personal peace and happiness when there’s so much misfortune going on in the world? We are wired to take our cues from outside ourselves. Social media, television news, our culture and other people show us how we should behave and react to what’s happening in society. If we keep this up, we’re going to keep suffering. You have to turn your attention elsewhere. Look inside...

Duration:00:15:14

Encore Episode: Weekend Warrior Benefits & Drawbacks

1/2/2018
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How can you get fitness benefits while staying safe as a weekend warrior?About one in three Americans get the Center for Disease Control & Prevention's (CDC) recommended amount of exercise each week. It can be tough to fit in fitness with all of the demands of daily life. What if you’re a weekend warrior because you can’t keep a daily fitness schedule? You can get the same mortality benefits from two days of fitness per week. But, you need to follow some guidelines to prevent injuries...

Duration:00:11:00

Chronic Idiopathic Urticaria

12/26/2017
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Celebrity Vicki Lawrence shares how she was diagnosed with chronic idiopathic urticaria.Hives tend to be an allergic reaction to food or cleansing products. Most people experience hives at least once in their lives. But, what if those hives don’t go away? Chronic idiopathic urticaria (CIU) is a chronic form of hives. It takes about six weeks to get a CIU diagnosis, because doctors try to treat it as an allergic reaction first. You try to find triggers right away. An allergist who is...

Duration:00:11:39

Watch Out for Mistletoe: Kissing Diseases

12/19/2017
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It may be romantic to meet someone under the mistletoe. But, they may give you something you didn't want.Holidays mean hugs and kisses. They also mean easy transmission of colds and viruses. Herpes Little kids can get cold sores so don’t let them kiss adults who have cold sores. They’re commonly spotted around or on the lips. You can also find them by the nose from time to time. Sharing utensils and beverages can also transmit the possibility of these painful blisters appearing later in...

Duration:00:17:39

Find Success in 2018: Realistic Resolutions

12/6/2017
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Your 2018 health and fitness goals can be attainable with smart, achievable steps.Resolutions are on the horizon. Many people have big goals for reaching health and fitness goals next year. But, the gyms will be just as empty and the snacks will be just as tempting a few weeks into the year. How can you avoid those pitfalls and stay on track? Set realistic expectations. Pick one thing and make it part of your lifestyle. Can you add 15 minutes of activity per day now? A few short bursts...

Duration:00:22:12

Preventing Holiday Weight Gain

12/5/2017
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How can you survive holiday festivities without gaining weight?You try to eat healthy during the holidays. The reality is that many people gain a pound or two between Thanksgiving and the new year. Supercharge your brain and reverse memory loss, pick up a copy of Memory Rescue today. - sponsor How can you plan to keep the weight off? This is not the time to try to lose weight. You’ll have difficulty succeeding with holiday interruptions and meals. Journal about your eating and activity....

Duration:00:19:30

Encore Episode: At-Home Inventions: Couch Entrepreneurs

11/28/2017
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Have a great idea up your sleeve? Find out how to take your invention to market.Have you ever watched an infomercial and said to yourself, “I could’ve invented something like that”? Supercharge your brain and reverse memory loss, pick up a copy of Memory Rescue today. - sponsor If you are a home inventor, how do you find people to buy your products? There are two types of media: All marketing is designed to solicit a response. The question is how immediate you want that response to...

Duration:00:14:29

Encore Episode: Declutter Your Life

11/21/2017
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That's it! It's time to deal with your stuff.Do you collect things? Have a habit of holding onto things? Maybe your plan is a little cluttered? If you’re listening to this podcast, something’s not working in your relationship with your stuff. Supercharge your brain and reverse memory loss, pick up a copy of Memory Rescue today. - sponsor Clutter is a constant to-do list. It raises your stress level. You have to get a handle on it so you can move on with your life. Tips for...

Duration:00:15:09

The Great Outdoors: Hiking for Fun & Fitness

11/14/2017
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Make fitness an adventure through hiking.It’s important to move your body. Walking is recommended for those who are new to fitness, because it’s very accessible and inexpensive. If walking seems too pedestrian, kick things up a notch with hiking. Supercharge your brain and reverse memory loss, pick up a copy of Memory Rescue today. - sponsor Preparing for a hike is like preparing for life. Start incrementally and gear yourself from the bottom up. Invest in good footwear that is...

Duration:00:13:40

Curb Expectations & Don't Create a Spoiled Brat

11/7/2017
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Nip those expectations in the bud before your child becomes spoiled.You try to do your best to raise your child to be compassionate, empathetic and appreciative. You also want him to understand that your financial limitations may be different from other parents. How can you deal with the gimmes and sense of entitlement? Technology has contributed to an expectation of instant gratification. In real life, the speed of achievement is slower. It takes longer to earn things. Your child learn...

Duration:00:18:10

Sleep Cheats: Simple Ways to Get More Rest

10/31/2017
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Get the sleep you need for optimal health.About one in three Americans get the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention's (CDC) recommended amount of exercise each week. It can be tough to fit in fitness with all of the demands of daily life. What if you’re a weekend warrior because you can’t keep a daily fitness schedule? You need sleep to stave off chronic disease, improve hormone production, lose weight and deal with daily life. The demands of today’s lifestyle aren’t helping you get...

Duration:00:17:29

Encore Episode: Food to Support Fitness

10/24/2017
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What should you eat when you want to get fit?Maybe you want six-pack abs. Or, perhaps you want to get stronger. What should you eat to support your fitness goals? First, start with eating real foods that are close to what you find in nature. You don’t have to count the grams of everything. Make sure you have lean protein, fruit, vegetables, healthy carbs and smart fats every day. Avoid processed foods. Second, assess your fitness goals. Do you want to increase or decrease your weight?...

Duration:00:13:57

Plans for When Hunger Strikes

10/17/2017
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Make smart food choices when life has other plans.When trying to change your eating habits, planning is your best friend. No matter how much you plan, things come up that can throw you off the rails. Planning Ahead Starting your day with some food on board can help you resist cravings a little later. Stick to proteins, whole grains, and healthy fats. Prepare something that you can take with you instead of planning to pick something up along the way. Fruit, cheese sticks, and toast are...

Duration:00:16:24

Encore Episodes: Workouts: What to Eat Before & After

10/10/2017
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In a conundrum about what to eat before you workout? We've got answers.Should you eat before you work out? What should you consume after? Pre-Workout Tips Workout Tips Post-Workout Tips If you’re feeling sick or weakened during your workout, it’s time to call it a day. It's important to know your limits and avoid pushing too hard. Listen as Dr. John Higgins joins Melanie Cole, MS, to share his best advice for workouts and nutrition.

Duration:00:14:19

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