• July 1, 2016

Health & Fitness

  • Health And Wellness

    10 simple ideas for maximizing family time throughout the summer

    (BPT) - Today's modern family juggles a multitude of obligations that keep schedules incredibly busy during the summertime. Parents balance work, errands and housework with sports practices, day camps and music lessons. Fortunately, creating quality time for family doesn't require a lavish vacation or expensive activities. Here are 10 surprisingly simple ideas to help carve out more time for bonding and creating lasting memories with your family.

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    Back-to-school 101 for kids with allergies and asthma

    (BPT) - There are lots of things kids get excited about when they go back to school. From brand new lunch boxes loaded with pudding cups, to shiny 64-packs of crayons and catching up with friends they haven’t seen for awhile, anticipation is in the air.

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    4 ways to boost your family's health

    (BPT) - Summertime and outdoor fun go hand-in-hand. But even with blue skies and sunshine, most of us spend about 90 percent of our time indoors, even during the summer, according to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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Having a pet is a lot of responsibility, and we’ll help by giving you lots of tips and tricks! More >>

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Our fitness articles will help teach you how to work out with gym- and home-based exercises. More >>

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Enjoy the crosswords challenge in our free daily puzzles, from the harder Sunday crossword to the quicker daily. More >>

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Thursday 06/30/2016
Your beauty routine's dirty little secrets and what small steps you can do to improve your regimen
Updated: July 01, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Whether you are heading to a backyard barbeque or a summer soiree, a healthy, glowing complexion is the best accessory this summer. Everyone knows the drill about proper skin cleansing and moisturizing regimens, however, many women are interfering with their skin health by not taking the same care when it comes to their beauty products.

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Say 'I Do' To Smoother Skin
Updated: July 01, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Planning a wedding is pretty stressful for everyone — brides, grooms, parents, and sometimes the entire bridal party. Looking your best on the big day — one that will be forever immortalized in photos and videos — can contribute to your stress level.

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Tuesday 06/28/2016
Four Ways a Simple Beauty Ritual Can Brighten Your Day
Updated: June 28, 2016 - 10:48 am

(StatePoint) It’s no secret that shaving is a big part of a woman’s daily routine.

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Wednesday 06/22/2016
Smart Swimsuit
Updated: June 23, 2016 - 2:31 am

(NAPSI)—Helping women look and feel like the beautiful people they are may not sound like a typical business model but it’s what’s worked for one American company.

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Thursday 06/16/2016
Look Younger, Longer
Updated: June 17, 2016 - 2:30 am

(NAPSI)—Men seeking a more youthful appearance should remember that their skin is different from women’s-thicker and with larger pores—and needs special skin care products geared to them. By age 50 or so, men’s skin starts to lose its ability to stay hydrated, leading to skin sagging, wrinkles, dark circles under the eyes and large pores that become more visible. Another way to keep up a more youthful, put-together appearance is to be sure your facial hair is soft, neat and healthy looking.

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Friday 06/03/2016
Tote Your Wine in Style
Updated: June 04, 2016 - 2:31 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - For anyone who ever wished for an easy way to take a beverage on the go, a GenieBag will grant that wish. At first glance, a GenieBag looks like a designer handbag. But the unique design of GenieBags allows them to serve as stylish, discreet, and effective beverage carriers.

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Tuesday 05/31/2016
Sensitive Skin Solution
Updated: June 01, 2016 - 2:31 am

(NAPSI)—Skin care experts agree: Sunscreen is the No. 1 method of protecting skin from the damaging effects of the sun’s UVA and UVB rays. However, for those with sensitive or acne-prone skin, chemical sunscreen filters used in traditional sunscreens may irritate skin. Avoiding necessary sun protection, on the other hand, can lead to premature skin aging.

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Thursday 05/19/2016
Hair-topia: Top 10 cities for guys with facial hair
Updated: May 20, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Beards are all the rage these days, but if you’re a guy with scruff, some places are more welcoming than others. So where are the hottest havens for the hairy? The annual list of "Most Facial Hair Friendly Cities in America" from men’s grooming leader Wahl is here and thanks to this year’s winner, it’s hotter than ever.

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Enhance Your Summer Look With These Style Tips
Updated: May 20, 2016 - 2:31 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - As we head into summer, it's important to find accessories that show off your style, while brightening up your wardrobe. Since summer brings an explosion of bold colors and vibrant patterns, this season's trends are no different.

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Wednesday 05/18/2016
Head to toe, simple ways to keep skin and hair healthy and looking great this summer
Updated: May 19, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Warm weather, bright sunshine, cool dips in the pool — many of the best aspects of summer can cause dry skin and damaged hair. Winter may get the blame for chapped lips and chill-chafed fingers, but summer can be just as hard on your skin. In some ways, it’s even worse!

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Wednesday 06/29/2016
Looking for a Safer Option Than Opioids?
Updated: June 29, 2016 - 2:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - What to do now that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has urged physicians to avoid prescribing opioids in most situations for treating chronic pain, and to seek alternative approaches?

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A New Way To Lift Sagging Cheeks Without Invasive Surgery
Updated: June 30, 2016 - 2:30 am

(BPT) - Looking for a non-invasive treatment to make your face look a little younger, but don’t want to go under the knife?

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Tuesday 06/28/2016
A+ lunchbox solutions for balanced back-to-school meals
Updated: July 01, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Heading back to school means a ramp up in routine for lots of families. One of the best ways to not only support their learning, but also show kids you care — even when you’re not there — is to pack a wholesome, balanced lunch.

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My Journey: 30 Years Living with Relapsing Multiple Sclerosis
Updated: July 01, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - At the age of 23, Kim Bradley was starting a new chapter in her life. She recently married her high school sweetheart and was planning what their future would look like. Everything seemed to be going her way. When Kim first began experiencing fatigue and sensitivity in her legs and feet, she naturally associated it with working long hours at her new job. After all, she had just begun diving into her career as a bank teller, was young and healthy. What else could it be? But when her symptoms persisted, she knew something was wrong.

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Debunking seasonal allergy myths [Infographic]
Posted: June 28, 2016

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Americans Favor Investment in Cancer Cure
Updated: June 28, 2016 - 2:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - As divisive as American politics can be, most Americans want their next president to pursue cancer cures, based on the results of a survey conducted by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS).

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Monday 06/27/2016
Tips for a bug-free backyard barbecue
Updated: June 28, 2016 - 2:30 am

(BPT) - What fun would a backyard barbecue be without special people to share it with? Your guests are as important to the fun as great food and good weather. However, there’s one type of “guest” everyone can do without this summer — bugs. Stinging and biting insects can wreck even the best backyard gathering, unless you take steps to keep them away.

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Easy Ways to Keep Your Pet Happy and Healthy
Updated: June 27, 2016 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) For many people pets are a part of the family. Owning a pet is a rewarding experience, but also an important responsibility. Fortunately, there are preventative measures that can be taken to help keep pets healthy.

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5 Tips for Fast, Fun Golf
Updated: June 27, 2016 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) Most golfers would agree that speeding up pace of play makes the game, and their time spent on the links, more enjoyable. And they know the faster they play their way through nine or 18 holes, the more golf they can squeeze into their busy lives.

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Get Ready to Get Your Grill On
Updated: June 27, 2016 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) Outdoor cooking is one of the highlights of the summer season, right up there with long days spent at the beach. Not only is grilling perfect for entertaining and socializing, but it also provides an ideal way to get out of the kitchen during the hot summer months.

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Belton Fire Department to distribute fans
Posted: July 01, 2016

BELTON — The fire department is partnering with Wal-Mart, H-E-B, TruMH, the Rotary Club and Belton Professional Firefighters Association to distribute fans to those in need during extreme heat conditions, according to a news release from the city.

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Authorities looking for suspect in credit card abuse, burglary cases
Posted: July 01, 2016

Bell County Sheriff’s Department investigators are looking for a suspect in some car burglary and credit card abuse cases.

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