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Discover these surprising health benefits of a simple hug.

Why you need to hug someone todayHugging does more than just make you feel good in the moment. Research shows that hugging may also help reduce stress and lower your risk of anxiety, depression and illness. Hugs may even help you heal.

Need a reason to hug someone today? Consider what a simple hug can do:


Here’s some interesting trivia that will motivate you to keep your body moving.

A couple walking in the parkThere’s no doubt that being physically active is good for your health. Here are 15 fun facts about your body and why exercise is good for you.


How building lean muscle mass helps to keep your heart healthy.

A man and woman lifting weightsLifting weights does more than build strong bones. Strength training can also contribute to heart health by building lean muscle mass, which helps to burn extra calories, keep blood sugar in check and improve cholesterol levels.


Whether your goal is to lose weight or just eat healthier, here are some foods that should make it into your shopping cart.

People shopping for foodThe supermarket is filled with choices – some good for you, some not-so-good. So how do you know which foods should make it into your cart and which you’re better off leaving on the shelves?

Quinoa wrapsThese gluten free wraps are packed with flavor and nutrition. Healthy dark greens take the place of tortillas and protein-rich quinoa helps you stay full longer and stave off hunger.
  • Ingredients
    • 1 Tbsp olive oil
    • 2 bell peppers, chopped
    • 2 scallions, chopped
    • 1 Tbsp chili powder
    • 1 can (15.5 oz) low sodium black beans, rinsed and drained
    • 3 Tbsp lime juice

The foods you eat may lower your risk for heart disease. Why not add some of these to your diet?

A photo of fruit, nuts and vegetablesEating a nutrient-rich diet low in saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium and filled with vegetables, fruit, whole grains and fish can help lower your risk for heart disease. When choosing foods to boost heart health, consider these nutrition tips:


A doctor checking a man's blood pressure.Keeping your blood pressure under control is one of the most important things you can do to keep your heart healthy. Here are 9 important facts about blood pressure that you need to know:

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These tips make it possible for you to enjoy a hearty – and healthy – bowl of soup anytime.

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Here’s a quick, easy breakfast that’s packed with protein and healthy fats. The monounsaturated fat in avocados and the high-protein eggs will help curb your appetite.

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Get to know this delicious grain that is a staple in Italian cooking.

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