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How Much Water Should You Really Drink

Every day people end up in the hospital after experiencing serve confusion, dizziness, weakness, and fainting. These symptoms can be frightening, especially when you don’t know what’s causing them. After experiencing these symptoms you may call an ambulance and see a doctor. It’s a scary experience and you may be surprised to hear it was all brought on by dehydration.    Dehydration is fairly common, especially in older adults, as many people don’t drink as much water as they should be.  As we age, we start to lose our sense of thirst, and drinking water needs to become a more conscious decision. When this lack of thirst is combined with medications like diuretics, and declining memory it can be dangerous!     Dehydration...

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Walk Your Way To Better Health - The Benefits of Walking

Are you feeling stressed? Go for a walk! Feel a bit sleepy? A walk will energize you! Are you trying to lose weight? Go for walks during your lunch hour! It can seem like a walk is the answer to anything! And if you’ve received this token advice before, you may have rolled your eyes. Because it seems as if a walk in the “jack of all trades,” it can take away its credibility, and people can dismiss the benefits of walking.   If you think walking is a waste of time, you are sorely mistaken! Exercise has a long list of benefits to improve your physical and mental well-being, and it doesn’t need to be intense or complicated. Regular...

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Managing Your Physical and Mental Health Over The Holidays

For some, the holidays are a joyous occasion they look forward to each year. Gifts, dinners, baking, decorating, shopping, and carols brighten their days. This is often celebrated in the Hallmark Christmas movies and specials you see on TV.      And yet, at the same time, the holidays can be a difficult time for others. Though it isn’t talked about as much, the holidays can be filled with stress, anxiety, and depression. For these individuals, it is the time of year they dread most. These feelings shouldn't be dismissed. The toll the holidays can have on one’s physical and mental health can have lasting effects and makes it very difficult to get through.    Life’s pressures are heightened during...

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What is "SAD" and Ways You Can Fight it

You may brush it off as the “winter blues,” but the feeling of depression, moodiness, and depleted energy that plagues you during the winter months can negatively impact your quality of life.     Seasonal affective disorder, commonly known as SAD, is a form of depression that comes around the same time of year. As the name suggests, SAD is impacted by the change in seasons, typically in the fall and winter, and can last into the spring and early summer. The Diagnostic Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) identifies it as “major depressive disorder with seasonal pattern.”   Seasonal affective disorder that begins in the late fall or early winter is called winter-pattern SAD or winter depression and is the most...

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The Best Mattress For Sleep: 8 Common Mattress Types Explored

You don’t realize how many different types of mattresses there are until you walk through a mattress store. You’ll find row after row with several different types and various levels of firmness. Some are made from memory foam, others innerspring, and some with a little bit of both.   If you're looking for a new mattress, you need to know what’s out there and the pros and cons of each. Consider this blog your mattress guide. We’ll cover all the must-know details on the 8 most common mattress types so that you can pick the perfect mattress for you!    Innerspring   This is often what most people think of when they think of a mattress. Innerspring mattresses have been a...

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Earworms Can Disrupt Your Sleep

There are so many things that can disrupt your sleep! A stressful day at work, an after-dinner coffee, a bad pillow, or an earworm can rob you of the sleep you deserve. If you aren’t familiar with the term earworm, the title of this blog post may have your skin crawling. It isn’t the creepy crawler you may be picturing, but it can be just as unpleasant. An earworm is a term used to describe the phenomenon of a song or phrase stuck inside your head that repeats on loop.    You’ve likely experienced it at one point. Maybe it’s one line of a song, the intro to your toddlers' favorite TV show, or a trending phrase on TikTok. It can...

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