3 Easy Hikes to Help You Get Moving This Summer

By Jentry Larsen
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Summer is a great time to get out and get moving. Hiking is a healthy and fun way to spend some time in the beautiful outdoors. Besides being a great hobby, hiking has some serious health benefits:

-        Improves heart, lung and blood vessel fitness

-        Improves muscle fitness

-        Lowers risk of high blood pressure and Type 2 diabetes

-        Reduces depression and improves sleep quality

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How to Have Healthy, Happy Eyes

By Intermountain Healthcare
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If your eyesight is good, you may not see the point of focusing on vision health – but perhaps you should. The average American worker now spends more than seven hours/day looking at a screen, and many are feeling the effects in their eyes, experiencing headaches and discomfort around the eyes, blurred vision and eye fatigue. Medically speaking these symptoms get lumped together under the diagnosis of asthenopia, but your doctor may also call it digital-related eyestrain or computer vision syndrome. Related symptoms include back, neck and shoulder pain.

Natural Foods Can Be Naturally Confusing

By Christie Benton
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Natural: existing in or caused by nature; not made or caused by humankind.

The term “au naturel” brings up a very different, but specific meaning, and for that matter, image. But when speaking of foods, the term “natural” can be confusing, misleading, even open to interpretation.

An Innovative Heart Procedure for Linda

By Intermountain Healthcare
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Intermountain specialists have pioneered leading-edge heart advances for decades, benefitting patients like Linda Smith, one of the first recipients of a new-generation aortic valve replacement.

Linda says she is amazed with the technology and the specialists in place that made this procedure possible, and she credits them with giving her a “new life.”