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How to Use a Calorie Counter

How to Use a Calorie Counter

What’s the best way to lose weight? Nutritionists often recommend reducing the number of calories consumed (see “Calorie Count Routine” sidebar below). As such, an online calorie counter can be extremely helpful. Today’s technology—computers, the Internet, smartphones—helps make calorie-counting an easy task.
One key to counting calories is to use

Memory Aids Can Help Compensate for Mild Cognitive Impairment

Are you having trouble remembering a name? Using the wrong word in a sentence? Forgetting where you put something? Having difficulty staying focused?

If your answer is “yes” to one or more of the questions above, you may be among the 10 to 15 percent of adults over the age of

1. Building the Active Body

Aging Strong and Gracefully
If you’re concerned about how old you look or how old you feel, you might be tempted to search for the fountain of youth in anti-aging supplements, face creams, or spa treatments. In truth, two of the most effective—and inexpensive—things you can do to hold on to

Common but Lesser Known Sleep Disorders

Most people are familiar with insomnia (the inability to fall or stay asleep), and sleep apnea (a disorder of obstructed breathing that interrupts sleep). These are just two of many sleep disorders that can rob you of needed rest. Quality sleep is essential for good health. We all need our

1. Causes of Depression

It is becoming increasingly obvious that there is no simple answer to the question, what causes depression? Is it your brain? Your genes? Your thought patterns? Your life experiences? Likely, it’s all of the above and more.
How the Brain Works
To better understand what causes depression, it helps to have a

Effective Insomnia Cures: 4 Steps to a Better Night’s Sleep

Effective Insomnia Cures: 4 Steps to a Better Night’s Sleep

Insomnia means you have a problem falling asleep, staying asleep, or both. Regardless of your sleeping issues, finding insomnia cures that work for you is vital.
Poor sleep not only can cause irritability and make it difficult to concentrate, but it can contribute to more serious problems, increasing your odds

‘Fractured’ Sleep = Trouble for the Brain

Trouble falling asleep, frequent nighttime awakenings, and waking too early in the morning may do more than cause frustration and fatigue. Recent research suggests that these types of sleep disturbance may actu-ally cause shrinkage of the brain—often a sign of cognitive decline.

WHAT YOU CAN DO
The following strategies may help reduce

The Doctor Will See You (via Computer) Now

Telemedicine got its start about 40 years ago in order to bring medical services to underserved patients in remote areas in the United States and worldwide. Today, it’s integrated across the spectrum of healthcare from hospitals to physicians, those in private practice, home healthcare services, and health insurance companies.

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