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Your Post-Thanksgiving Survival Guide

Ah, the joys of Thanksgiving. After a week of preparation, it’s 12 minutes of frenzied eating in the wonderful company of family and friends, followed by a no-shame afternoon nap, followed by turkey sandwich leftovers. What's not to love? But there are a few downsides: calories, turkey burnout and even food safety concerns. We've got your post-Thanksgiving survival covered with leftover turkey recipes, food safety tips and even fun activities that will help you burn off those mashed potatoes.

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A Conversation About Kidney Stones and Gallstones

Just what is a kidney stone, anyway? Are kidney stones and gallstones linked? How do you prevent them? INTEGRIS physician Dr. Ashley Cochran has some answers to all your burning (sorry) questions.

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Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Recipes

Three million people in the U.S. are living with celiac disease, and even more suffer from an undiagnosed intolerance or sensitivity to gluten. With numbers like these, it’s likely that someone avoiding gluten may end up at your Thanksgiving dinner. We want to help you prepare delicious gluten-free dishes that will please both your gluten-free guests and everyone else at the table.

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World Kindness Day

Focusing more on kindness is a good thing, especially in today’s climate. You never know what kind of day others are having, so being kind in the simplest of ways can go far. In honor of World Kindness Day, here are 10 ways to pay it forward and spread some happy energy today. Even better? Download a free, printable 2019 calendar and challenge your friends to do random acts of kindness all year round.

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Super Fast, Very Easy Instant Pot Recipes for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, but don't sweat it! This year, instead of worrying about the perfect oven schedule to get everything done in time, consider using an Instant Pot to cut down your cooking time (significantly)! Here are great holiday recipes finished in minutes.

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Hot Yoga: What's So Hot About It?

Yoga is everywhere these days, and its health benefits are touted all over health websites and fitness magazines. More than 36 million Americans practice yoga, according to a 2016 survey. One of the most trendy types is something called "hot yoga." Fans claim hot yoga offers increased benefits, such as cleansing impurities from the body. But is it safe?

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Healthy and Hearty Slow Cooker Recipes for Fall

Grab your jackets, rake some leaves, fire up your forgotten fireplaces and throw these healthy crock-pot recipes into your slow cooker. It finally feels like fall! It's the perfect time for some warm, cozy and hearty (but still healthy) cooking.

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Easy Tips to Practice Mindfulness Every Day

Just breathe. Psychiatrist Dr. Murali Krishna explains the power of living in the present moment, and gives three easy tips to help you practice mindfulness today.

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The Basics of Resistance Bands: Easy Exercises You Can Do Anywhere

Finding time to exercise can be challenging, so convenience is key. While a fancy gym membership can be fun, it's not necessary to stay in shape. A resistance band can work your entire body. And the best part? You can use it anywhere.

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The Best Apps for Your Health

Technology can tempt us to be sedentary. It's so easy to sit on a couch and binge Netflix or spend hours glued to our phones, but don’t lock your devices away just yet. Smartphones and watches are quickly becoming handheld personal trainers. Fitness-focused apps are readily available for both iPhones, Androids and other smart devices.

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