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Want to have more energy and feel better about yourself?

Then it’s time to embrace your healthy weight and say goodbye to diets forever with an approach called “mindful eating.”

“Living a healthy lifestyle includes more than just what you eat and drink,” said Caren Dobreff, a registered dietitian with Spectrum Health. “Restful sleep, regular exercise, strength training, stress reduction, social interaction as well as avoiding tobacco and too much alcohol all factor into the equation of being healthy.”

Eating mindfully includes different aspects surrounding food.

Your eating environment can also dictate (or influence) what you eat and how fast you eat.

When we look at eating patterns with positive health outcomes such as the Mediterranean approach, we see that eating with others is as important and as much

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How to Prepare for Flu Season During the COVID-19 Pandemic

2020 may have upended every aspect of normalcy we both love and loathe, but one thing remains the same: With the fall comes cold and flu season. And this year may be worse than ever if cases of the flu and COVID-19 both surge, creating what Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has repeatedly warned will be the potential for a “twindemic.”

Luckily, there are precautions each of us can take to minimize the chances of getting sick, with either the flu or COVID-19, and increase the chances of recovering faster if we’re unlucky enough to catch one of the many viruses that’ll be swarming in just a month or two.

“You can control your own destiny by keeping your immune function strong so that should you become exposed to a viral pathogen, your body is poised to defend itself,” says Charles

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