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Do You Have Social Anxiety?

Posted 03-11-2014 05:33 PM by ChristaIB
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Does the thought of going to a party literally make you sick to your stomach? Do you find that you're not just awkward in social situations, but that you're actually terrified of meeting new people? If you have these feelings, you could have social anxiety.

Also called social phobia, social anxiety is a disorder that is characterized as being more than just a little shy or introverted. With social anxiety, you have a very specific and very real set of physical and...
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Eat These Foods for Better Vision

Posted 03-27-2014 03:23 PM by ChristaIB
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Sight is one of five valuable senses. While not everyone is going to have perfect 20/20 vision, eyesight is crucial to everything that takes place in our life. From how you assess safety and recognize faces, to understanding non-verbal cues, avoiding danger and learning, your vision shapes your world.

It's natural for your vision to start to deteriorate as you age or become exposed to certain environmental factors. It may also degrade because of genetics. This may...
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Can Vitamin D Reduce Your Risk of Cancer?

Posted 08-06-2014 06:33 PM by ChristaIB
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Got milk? The very same milk you pour over your cereal or into your coffee can save your life. Vitamin D, which is found in milk and other sources, is a necessary component of your health, for it strengthens your bones, prevents bone loss, boosts the immune system, wards off autoimmune diseases, and works to reduce high blood pressure and high cholesterol. But now studies believe that vitamin D can do more: Not only may it reduce your risk of developing certain cancers—including...
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8 Foods that Enhance Your Workout

Posted 08-20-2014 03:33 PM by ChristaIB
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There are many people who workout on an empty--or nearly empty--stomach because they believe that their body will burn more fat, or that they will have to exercise longer to burn off the calories they've just consumed. But, did you know that the foods you consume before and after you exercise have a significant effect on your workout? Yes, the type of activity, the number of repetitions, the intensity of effort and the duration of exercise all play a part in the results that...
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Feel-Good Treatments for Depression

Posted 08-28-2014 03:50 PM by ChristaIB
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Following the tragic loss of Robin Williams, a spotlight has been placed on the subject of depression. From the outside, the 63-year-old actor and comedian seemed to be all smiles and in good spirits. He lit up any room he entered and brought the unimaginable to life through his fine-tuned acting abilities. To say the least, he was a star. But behind closed doors--as divulged by family and friends--he was battling severe depression. On August 11, 2014, Williams was pronounced...
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