10 ways to sleep better during allergy season (1/11)

Don't let allergies interfere with getting a good sleep. Try these tips to ensure you're well rested

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How allergies affect sleep

Not only does the sheer misery induced by allergy symptoms keep you awake at night, but your body’s immunological response to those allergens disrupts the systems set up to regulate your sleep. So the key to a good night’s sleep is to keep allergens at bay — or, when that’s simply impossible, find a way to minimize your body’s reaction to them. Here’s how to do it.

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Silken Laumann’s tips for raising healthy kids

Silken Laumann is probably best know for her remarkable comeback from a brutal leg injury to win a bronze medal for Canada in single sculls rowing at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona. The three-time Olympic medallist retired in 1999. Today, she is … [Read More...]

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The strapless dress workout

Source: Image: ThinkstockStrong, toned arms are easily attainable. Do this workout two to three times per week for maximum benefit. Add it to your usual workout, or combine it with cardio to torch calories.How it Works:Using a pair of eight- to 10-lb … [Read More...]

A new reason to try cardio

Cardiorespiratory fitness lowers the risk of type 2 diabetes among women—even among overweight and obese women, according to new research from the University of South Carolina. Unfortunately, fitness doesn't lower risk enough to offset the … [Read More...]