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How the Sun Can Help You Live Longer

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Usually, when you think of things that can make you live longer, you think of things that require a lot of time and effort. Things like exercise and strict dieting can add years onto your lifespan, but they also require a lot of effort. However, there are some things that you can do to increase your lifespan and make you healthier that do not require you to put any real effort in. One such example is staying out in the sun. The sun is one of our chief sources of vitamin D and yet, despite being very easy to get, around 75% of American teens and adults are vitamin D deficient. In this article, we are going to explain just how beneficial the sun can be for you.

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Ten Steps to Better Oral Health

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When your mouth is healthy, it means that your body is healthy too. Infections in your mouth are able to spread to the rest of your body. Through swallowing and through your blood you can quickly transmit infections to your digestive system and blood stream.

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Why Do People Develop Beer Bellies?

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You’ve either got one or you’ve seen somebody with one, but there’s no mistaking the infamous ‘beer belly’. Usually seen on males rather than females, a protruding belly which is usually out of proportion with the rest of the person’s body is never a good look. 2887 Is it caused from drinking too much beer? Not necessarily beer, but any ...

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Can Stress Cause Belly Fat?

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Are you constantly under pressure at work? Struggling with personal problems and daily stress? Then it’s time to take control over your life! Prolonged stress affects your health on every level, causing weight gain, high blood pressure, heart disease, and even cancer. Its side effects shouldn’t be overlooked. A growing body of research indicates that stress leads to belly fat, ...

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Top 10 Ways to Cut Sugar Out of Your Diet

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You know you need to cut back on the amount of sugar in your diet. But despite your best efforts, you just can't stay away. That is because your brain reacts to sugar the same way that it does to powerful narcotics like cocaine and heroin. So if you are having a hard time trimming sugar out of your daily routine, give yourself a break. This does not mean that you are a weak-willed person with no self-control. It just means it is going to be difficult. If you practice the following 10 tips to cut sugar out of your diet on a consistent basis, you will begin to crave sugar less (and those extra pounds will start to come off).

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Hypothyroidism and Your Health

The thyroid is an important gland in the body which is part of the endocrine system – a collection of glands that produce various hormones with a number of different functions. The functions vary, but include: Regulating metabolism Contributing to weight gain and loss Regulating blood sugar Controlling growth and development Maintaining tissue function Contributing to sexual function and reproduction ...

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