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6 Ways to stay healthy this flu season

6 Ways to Fight the Flu

If you could avoid the misery of the flu—the fever, the aches, the knives in your throat—wouldn’t you? Wouldn’t anyone? Yet most of us don’t take the proper precautions. In fact, nearly 60 percent of American adults fail to get their annual flu shot. If you’re one of them, please take care of it now! And don’t stop there—consider these other easy ways to protect yourself.   Clean your screen. I don’t have to tell you that germs lurk on every doorknob, light switch and keyboard you touch. That’s why it’s a good idea to clean such surfaces regularly. But

Don't miss the only supermoon of 2017

2017 December Supermoon

The past few months have been great for skywatchers: A total solar eclipse, several meteor showers and now a supermoon. Supermoons aren’t especially rare – some years have several of them – but this weekend’s full moon is the only supermoon of 2017. December’s full moon is also commonly called the “Cold Moon.” A supermoon occurs when the full moon coincides with the moon’s perigee – the point of orbit when the moon is closest to the earth – which makes the moon look slightly larger and brighter than usual. At most, the moon will be about 14 percent bigger and

The Secret to Healthy Aging

Who doesn’t wish for a fountain of youth? Magical youth-restoring springs exist only in legend, but science does point to a few simple, healthy habits that can help extend your life. Heather Whitson, MD, associate professor of medicine (geriatrics) at Duke University School of Medicine, shares the most effective tips. Don’t Slow Down “Exercise and physical activity is where the strongest evidence lies, not just for reducing mortality, but also for across-the-board health benefits,” Whitson says. She ticks off exercise’s advantages: fewer heart risks, improved sleep and memory, less depression and pain, better bone strength and fewer falls. What kind

Delicious Fall Cocktails

Cocktails to Try This Fall

Seasonal ingredients like cranberries and apples pair beautifully with ginger beer, white wine and hard cider to create delicious drinks. These fall cocktail recipes will get you in the fall mood whether you’re looking for a comforting hot toddy or a tart pear sour. Hard Cider Sangria Instead of wine, this juicy sangria is made with hard cider spiked with lemon juice and apple brandy.     Stone Wall This updated version of a Stone Wall mixes rum with ginger beer and apple cider for a refreshing cocktail.   Old Irish Cure According to the Irish-born Sean Muldoon, Irish people

Boost Your Metabolism with these easy Food Swaps

Easy Swaps for a Faster Metabolism

A speedy calorie-burning system means you burn more fat when you’re doing anything—including sitting down. Here’s how to give it a boost.   Reach for the ‘good’ carbs Instead of: Higher-glycemic foods (white rice, rice cakes, raisins) Try: Low-glycemic foods (couscous, pumpernickel bread, apples) If you’re trying to amp your metabolism in hopes of shedding a few pounds, your best bet may be to eat a low-glycemic diet. Research shows that sticking to those foods, which are less likely to send your bood sugar soaring, can help keep your metabolism fast and avoids the natural slowdown in your calorie-burning engine that comes with losing weight,

Estes Park Colorado Day Trip in Fall

Best Day Trips from Denver this Fall

When the weather starts to cool down, one thing takes over everyone’s mind in Denver. No, we aren’t talking about the perfect pumpkin-laced seven layer dip for your next Broncos tailgate (though that’s important, too). It’s all about getting the best possible view of the aspens going gold for autumn. And while, yes, you should definitely make it a point to spend at least one day chasing down the perfect photo to garner you a hundred likes on Instagram, there’s plenty of other activities to keep you occupied during that ultimate fall treasure hunt. So where should you head for

2018 Color of the Year Sherwin Williams

Sherwin Williams’s 2018 Color of the Year

Move over, neutrals: Sherwin-Williams just announced its 2018 Color of the Year pick and it’s the opposite of muted and subtle. The company says when picking a hue prediction for 2018, it wanted to speak to the public’s growing desire for color that’s “both accessible and elusive.” The results: a deep and moody shade called Oceanside. “People today have a growing sense of adventure, and it is making its way into even the coziest corners of our homes. We are craving things that remind us of bright folklore, like mermaids and expeditions across continents,” says Sue Wadden, director of color marketing at Sherwin-Williams. “Oceanside

Fall Events in Colorado Denver Golden

Fall in Colorado

Colorado weather stays beautiful pretty much year round. Here are all the events coming up in October that you can enjoy! OCTOBER 5 – 7, Thursday – Saturday JOIN THE GREAT BEER TAKEOVER VARIOUS LOCATIONS This is Great American Beer Fest weekend and even if you don’t have tickets to the main event, special tappings, release parties, tastings, pairing dinners, and more will be happening all over town. OCTOBER 7, Saturday SHOW OFF YOUR BEST ZOMBIE SAUNTER SKYLINE PARK (Fake) blood and gore are required. OCTOBER 8, Sunday GO BRUNCH RUNNING STAPLETON Opt for a 5K or 10K and then

nutritionist tips to stay healthy

5 Habits to Steal from Nutritionists

Tips and tricks nutritionists use to stay healthy.   They check in before dinner. These days, you’d be hard-pressed to find a nutritionist who doesn’t plan her meals—but Blaire Newhard, a dietitian in Oceanside, CA, has one caveat to the process: Be flexible. Every day before dinnertime, she and her husband check in with each other to compare notes on their day’s activities, because sometimes the events of the day don’t pair with the meal they’ve got planned. Did they get to exercise, or were they stuck at their desks for most of the day? Was there a 3 p.m.

Improve Eye Health Epoque Golden 55+ Senior Living

Ways to Improve Your Eye Health

According to recent polls, we fear losing our sight more than any other sense—and rank blindness among the four worst diagnoses we could receive, right up there with cancer, Alzheimer’s and HIV. Yet many of us don’t prioritize the health of our eyes, even though there are simple, everyday steps we can take to help keep our vision in the clear. Start with these: Eat For Your Eyes Don’t worry, I’m not going to tell you to add carrots to every meal. You can enjoy a range of foods that are good for your eyes if they’re rich in lutein

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