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E-cigarettes - Yay or Nay?
Created on 10/22/2013
E-cigarettes are making a big splash around the world.

These mechanized "cigarettes" do not contain tobacco, and so should be safer to use for those who smoke, and may help those trying to quit smoking.

But there are plenty of concerns including safety, little research, lack of regulation, and the fact that kids are getting interested in e-cigrettes in large numbers.

And that could lead to them smoking tobacco products. Not good. Read More>>
Live Healthy, Live WAAAAAY Longer
Created on 6/11/2013
What if you could improve your chances of having a long life by 80%?

That would be...GOOD.

And you can.

Those following 4 relatively simple lifestyle practices have been shown to have an 80% lower risk of death. Read More>>
Exercise Saves lives
Created on 7/23/2010
Squeeze in a few more minutes of exercise each day and you might squeeze in a few more days of living - as well as better squeeze into your pants!

A recent study showed that moderately intensive physical activity performed 5 days a week can help lessen the risk of death from all medical causes.

As is often stated, if that came in a pill we'd all be taking it!

Interestingly, daily walking only showed mild benefit. To really get the health benefits of exercise you need to exert yourself a little more most days of the week. Make sure your doctor knows you are starting a new exercise program first! Read More>>
Yourwellness for Families – It’s FREE, It’s fun, It’s for YOU!
Created on 1/8/2010

yourwellness for families - it's new for 2010, it's improved, and it's still FREE!

We hope the yourwellness for families program guide proves to be a valuable resource for you and your loved ones, and helps you all to be (and stay) well.

Stop by your local Harris Teeter and pick up the FREE print brochure, or download a copy from our web site.

And be well.


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Smoking Considered a Pandemic
Created on 8/28/2009
The Third Edition of the Tobacco Atlas was published this year and the statistics are more than sobering - they are devastating.

Hundreds of millions of people will die from smoking in this century unless concerted actions are taken around the globe. The actions need to be in place for youngsters as well as adults, because a significant number of people have their first experience with cigarettes under age 10 years.

If you smoke, or if someone you love smokes, be kind to your self and understand that it's hard to quit. But be even more kind to your self and admit that you are / your loved one is valued, and it's worth the effort to quit smoking. Get help and get started now. Read More>>
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