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Need another reason to exercise? Find out how physical activity can reduce your risk of some cancers.

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For people living with diabetes, it’s just as important to eat the right foods as it is to limit others.

salad with berriesEating certain foods is as important as limiting the obvious culprits of excess sugar and white flour. The following superfoods are low glycemic and packed with varying amounts of powerful vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fiber, healthy fats and/or protein to keep blood sugar levels stable.

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Now that the sun is setting later in the day, here are some ideas for exercising outdoors.

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A high-fiber diet may help prevent colorectal cancer. Here are some healthy choices to add to your plate.

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Men aren’t the only ones who get colorectal cancer. Here’s why you need a colonoscopy – and when to schedule it.

birthday cakeColonoscopies are the best way to detect colorectal cancer. And even if you’re a woman, you need one. Although some people think of colorectal cancer as a men’s disease, women are just as much at risk. A colonoscopy can reduce your risk by up to 60%.

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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:

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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
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