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Tips for Surviving this Allergy Season

Spring can wreck havoc on our allergies. Survive the season with these tips. The fresh cut grass, blooming flowers, and blossoming trees of spring can give way to sneezing, coughing, itchy eyes, and all that comes along with the dreaded seasonal allergies. So while many people consider spring their favorite season, the rest of us dread the first signs of pollen. As well as the usual sneezing, coughing, and watery eyes, inhalant allergies can leave you with serious brain fog, inability to concentrate, fatigue, irritability, and depression. These can take the joy out of the season! To survive this allergy season, use these tips: Head to your drugstore for symptom relief: Over-the-counter decongestants will help relieve a stuffy nose whereas antihistamines can tackle sniffles and itching. Use salt water: Try a saline nasal rinse which helps to clear allergens like pollen from your nasal membranes, in turn minimizing symptoms. Take your work clothes off after work! ... Read more

4 Ways to Make Exercise More Fun!

Don’t believe that fun and exercise are synonymous? Read on! Many of us are hitting the gym hard or taking running lunches to trim away the Christmas turkey and tone our tummies for the summer sun! However, the quiet buzz of treadmills, the fluorescent yellow lighting, and the smell of sweat, regret, and failure in the gym is inspiring no one! For those who need to make exercise more fun and less dull, here are our top 4 tips! Go Outside: If you’re in the ever-sunny state of California, opt for outdoor running and training to boost your body into workout action! Exercising outdoors is a great way to keep things interesting! Pair Up: Have a friend that struggles with the daily grind at the gym? Exercise together! Not only will you motivate each other to work harder but you’ll actually look forward to sweat sessions! Switch It Up: If you’ve been doing crunches for ... Read more

Expecting Holiday Visitors? Keep These Tips In Mind

Help keep the peace at your house during the holidays with these tips. The holidays tend to come with house guests. While having your friends and family stay with you can help you squeeze in as much quality time as possible, it can also lead to some stressful situations. To help make all your holiday visits more enjoyable, keep these tips in mind. Mom and dad – parents love to use the holidays to spend time with their adult children. Now that you are an adult, it can be difficult to watch your parents come into your house and start cleaning or making some repairs. Instead of starting an argument, laugh it off and welcome the help. Keep in mind that no matter how old you are, you will always be your parent’s child, and they will also want to help. In-laws – even if you have a great relationship with your ... Read more

Does Your Home Insurance Cover Your Dog?

How to protect you and your dog with the right insurance policy. While you may consider your dog part of your family, your insurance agent considers them a liability risk. Even the most well-trained dogs can bite someone when they feel threatened or are scared, which can lead to a huge liability claim. Knowing what it means to bring a dog into your house in terms of your homeowners insurance policy can help to give you the peace of mind that you deserve. Keep these tips in mind to help find the right home insurance policy for you and your pooch. Take the proper precautions – insurance companies do all they can to protect themselves from any liability issues, and the more precautions that you take, the safer they will feel. Enrolling in dog socialization classes and certified obedience training or putting up the proper fencing can all help to lower ... Read more

Are You Ready For National Nutrition Month?

National Nutrition Month With only a few days left in February, it is time to start making plans for March. March is National Nutrition Month, and is the perfect time to find little ways that you can make healthy choices. National Nutrition Month was started by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics as a way to call attention to the need to make informed food choices and develop good eating and physical activity habits. Keep these tips in mind to help you make healthy choices each day. Make a plan – creating a plan on Sunday can help you stay organized all week long. Create a meal plan, and go shopping to ensure that you have all the ingredients needed for the whole week. Making a plan will help to reduce the stress of deciding on dinner after work. Stock your kitchen – if your fridge and cabinet are stocked full of healthy food choices, ... Read more
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