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Summer Blog Series #1: Summertime health tips

Break out your sunglasses and beach umbrella—summer has arrived! Many people wait all year long for the special activities that come with summer, like swimming, gardening, sports, hiking, camping, and many more. With this increased exercise comes opportunities for injuring our bodies in big and small ways. In this first installment of our summer blog…

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How to Practice Self-Care During Mental Health Awareness Month

Did you know that one in five adults will experience mental illness this year?* This statistic reminds us that for millions of people, living with a mental illness is a reality that they and their loved ones deal with every day. If you have experience with mental illness, support someone who is struggling, or simply…

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Keeping Your Body Strong to Fight Against Illness

As we continue to navigate the ever-changing environment around us, you may be wondering, “How can I best protect myself and my family from illness and infection?” Momentum is here to help with a few strategies for supporting your immune system and keeping your body healthy and strong in this season: We are what we…

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Celebrate National Nutrition Month

Pursuing a balanced and healthy lifestyle can feel overwhelming at times. We are bombarded with countless tips and tricks on social media, television, and articles on how to achieve happiness by losing weight and looking our best. But what if the desire to become our best selves went deeper than that? At Momentum, we believe…

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Is Broken Heart Syndrome A Real Thing?

What is Broken Heart Syndrome? Strategy 1: Eat A Heart-Healthy Diet Strategy 2: Manage Stress Levels Strategy 3: Get the Right Nutrients Your heart is a muscle that pumps blood throughout the body.1 In fact, this powerful muscle requires more energy to perform than any other organ.  A few nutrients help provide that energy to your…

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12 Heart Healthy Ideas for a Perfect Valentine’s Day

The idea of Valentine’s Day out sounds enticing. You might envision a candlelight dinner, dancing, and strolling in the moonlight. Most of us know the realistic scenario of this romantic holiday.  You wait an hour for a table and pay too much for mediocre, unhealthy food. February weather means you’ll likely be running to the car rather…

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How to Live a Heart-Healthy Lifestyle

Determining Your Risk of Heart Disease You Can Have a Healthy Heart At Any Age Your heart pumps blood throughout the body, carrying oxygen and nutrients to your brain and other organs so they can perform optimally.  When something blocks that flow, your heart can’t efficiently pump blood. Your body initially has ways to compensate…

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Everything You Need to Know About Prenatal Nutrients

What to Eat When You’re Pregnant Beyond Food: Getting the Nutrients You Need During Pregnancy Getting the Nutrients You Need During Pregnancy, Simplified What impacts your health also impacts your baby. If you’re pregnant or considering pregnancy, you want to take the right precautions to have a healthy baby and stay healthy yourself. How you…

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Simple Tips For Maintaining Healthy Joints

Think about your joints. You probably don’t, until you experience pain or discomfort. Joints are where 2 or more bones meet. Some are fixed, such as joints in your skull, so they don’t move. Others, like those between your spinal vertebrae, allow some movement. But most joints are free-moving joints. Cartilage cushions many of your joints. This strong, fibrous…

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The Keto Diet: Benefits and Why it Works

How A Ketogenic Diet Works Keto Diets: Drawbacks and Criticisms 5 Ways to Optimize a Keto Diet Ketogenic diets — or “going keto” — get great results for fat loss and so much more.  When you stick with this way of eating, you can lose weight quickly. You stabilize your blood sugar and insulin levels. …

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