How to Prevent and Manage Holiday Stress

Between fighting traffic, finding the perfect gifts, and trying not to blow the budget, the holiday season can be particularly stressful. This stress, if left unchecked, can really take a toll on your physical, mental, and emotional health. On your body On your mood On your behavior Headache Anxiety Overeating or undereating Muscle tension or…

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5 Ways To Keep Your Family Active During Winter

The most active of us can find our motivation taking a hit when winter comes around. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to stay in shape and get some family time in at the same time. Read on to find out some ways for your whole family to stay active and healthy even during the…

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Going Viral: How to Avoid Viruses in the Winter

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Colds and the flu are both quite common. However, there are many different ways you can avoid becoming infected. These viruses are present during the entire year, even though most flu and cold infections often happen during the fall and winter. Even with modern medicine and all the tools available to fight a cold or…

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How to Create a Healthy Meal Plan

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Tired of waiting until you’re hungry to decide what to eat? Avoiding the urge to grab a meal at a fast food drive-thru? Wanting to improve your overall health and quality of life? Meal planning is a strategy for eating well whether you eat at home, work, in a restaurant or on the go. By…

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Healthy Fall Vegetables You Should Try

This fall is the perfect time to make changes to your diet for a healthier future. Not only does eating more vegetables increase the variety of your diet, but some of these healthy veggies can also help with blood pressure, circulation and even boost your immunity. At Gardendale Primary Care, we are passionate about healthy…

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Home Remedies for Fall Sinus Headaches

Have you ever experienced pounding in your temples and the strain behind your eyes, on top of your head, and even on your cheekbones? Chances are you’ve got a full-blown sinus headache. When it comes to dealing with a sinus headache, some individuals choose to take the herbal route. Read on to learn some of…

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Autumn Health and Wellness Tips

As summer comes to an end and the weather starts to get crisp signaling the start of fall, it’s time to change up your health routine. Fall is characterized by cooler temperatures which usually trigger colds, flu, and other illnesses. To keep diseases at bay and stay on top of your game, here are 5…

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Healthy Snack Ideas for Back to School

Looking for ways to get your kids to eat better this school year? Here are some healthy back-to-school snack tips you may find helpful. Avoid Empty Calories Things like fruit snacks, chips, cookies, etc. are super popular with kids, but they have little to no nutritional value and don’t curb hunger very well. So, if…

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The Best Time to Go to Sleep Based on Your Age

The ideal amount of sleep we require each night changes as we age. As a matter of fact, sleep needs are closely aligned with age. In this article, we’re going to highlight how much sleep we need depending on how old we are, and what your target bedtime should be, based on your age. How…

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