After reading a particularly interesting article in the New York Times this week about how one’s phone can impact health, I decided to write about this topic. Read on to learn about how lessening your screen time can have a positive impact on your real life relationships, and thereby make your heart healthier.

It hardly seems news worthy that eating too much sugar is bad for us. Surprise, surprise, right? Not all sugars top the list of foods to avoid, but eating too much refined, processed sugar inevitably leads to weight gain and other medical complications like type 2 diabetes.

But did you know that eating too much sugar may be harming your memory and your brain? It’s true – just because you can’t remember what you ate for dinner last night, can’t find your car keys or  have to call out to 3 other family members before finally naming the right person doesn’t mean you’re automatically getting Alzheimers disease. Once you hit 30 years old,  it’s fairly common for cognitive brain function to decline with age, although it’s not set in stone, either. Keep reading and you’ll find that there are plenty of things you can do to keep your brain healthy.

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Last week, there was a fascinating article about the food-mood connection in the Chicago Tribune! We’ve all heard the saying, “You are what you eat.” With that idea, many people believe that the foods we eat play a major role in how we feel.

Who doesn’t believe that chocolate lifts spirits and high-carb snacks make us calmer and more relaxed?

Now that the weather is definitely getting colder  and the days are getting shorter, people are feeling more lethargic, sleepy, depressed–you get the picture.  It’s the perfect time to write about how to be a  happy person!

Keep reading for my 6 simple tips!

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These days, stress has become an accepted part of life.  Stressful job, stressful family life and the list just keeps on going.  If you’ve ever heard the saying, stress kills, you should pay attention.  Living with too much stress can cause numerous health problems.  Your state of mind or mental well being is completely tied to your physical health.  They both affect each other for better or worse, so you should try to find new ways of staying relaxed. Keep reading for some simple stretches that will help keep you cool and calm.

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Life is always filled with stress!  This doesn’t mean that we have to let life’s little–or big–challenges overwhelm us. Many of us (me included) don’t always deal with stress in the best way.  You might find yourself screaming at cars coming home during rush hour traffic.  Maybe you deal with stress by going on an intensive cleaning frenzy (maybe not the worst thing ever).

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