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5 Best Health Benefiting Gifts to Give Dad

5 Best Health Benefiting Gifts to Give Dad

Father’s Day is almost here! Why not thank Dad with a gift the can benefit his health? Here are some of our recommendations: Excercise Tracker/Heart Rate Monitor: Give Dad the ability to track his health! Get him a wearable technology gadget that can track his sleep, exercise activity, caloric intake, and heart rate. Being able to see his health results everyday can keep him accountable and on the right track for healthy habits! Instructional Lessons: Want to get Dad moving? Why not…

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How to Avoid Germs While Traveling This Summer

How to Avoid Germs While Traveling This Summer

It’s summer — so it’s time to take a vacation! Whether you’re taking a road trip or jetting on an airplane, most of us don’t want to think too much about what all we could be exposed to when we travel, especially when it comes to the super-scary contaminant king E.coli. But it’s everywhere – on transportation, at schools, and even in the sanctuary of our own (seemingly clean) home. In truly disturbing news, two researchers recently discovered that certain…

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How Building Materials Can Aggravate Asthma

How Building Materials Can Aggravate Asthma

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, people spend 90% of their time indoors, where air pollution levels can be 2 to 5 times more polluted, and in some cases 100 times more polluted, than outdoor air. Most of our exposure to environmental pollutants occurs by breathing the air indoors. These pollutants can trigger allergies, asthma, and other respiratory problems in many people and they come from activities, products, and materials we use every day. Indoor air quality (IAQ) is a significant…

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The Risks Air Pollution Poses for New Moms and Pregnant Women

The Risks Air Pollution Poses for New Moms and Pregnant Women

If you’re a pregnant mom or know someone who is, you understand the worry over things that can affect your health and the health of your unborn baby. It’s smart to take proactive steps to better your health by eating right, taking pre-natal vitamins, attending regularly scheduled doctor visits, and making your best efforts to get rest and sleep. But have you ever stopped to think there’s something that you can be exposed to 24 hours a day, 7 days…

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8 Germ-Ridden Touchpoints In Your Home

8 Germ-Ridden Touchpoints In Your Home

When you think about the dirtiest places in your home, what immediately comes to mind? The toilet? The doormat? Maybe the inside of the kitchen sink. While just about anyplace can accrue germs, touch points – common points of contact – can be the biggest offenders. While they may not appear unclean, many of these oft-touched surfaces can harbor germs and contaminants that can then be redistributed by human hands. In extreme cases, this sort of transfer could lead to…

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Mold’s Impact on Your Health and Home

Mold’s Impact on Your Health and Home

Mold has long been regarded as a less-than-desirable formation that most homeowners could do without. And although it falls into the very definition of being organic, mold has the potential to be very damaging to the health and wellness of humans and pets. And the presence of mold in an indoor space can pack a very unhealthy punch, especially for those with existing respiratory challenges like allergies, asthma or COPD. According to National Capital Poison Center, mold is a “non-scientific term for…

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