• February 28, 2021

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Thursday 02/25/2021
How to fight climate change from your backyard
Updated: February 28, 2021 - 2:34 am

(BPT) - Your backyard or local park is home to ballgames and barbecues with family and friends. But did you know that it is so much more? The trees, grass, plants and flowers in your yard, local parks and ballfields play an important role in fighting climate change.

5 things to check off your health care list this year
Updated: February 28, 2021 - 2:35 am

(BPT) - With everything going on in our lives, plus staying home more due to the pandemic, it may be easy to put off appointments for preventive screenings, check-ups and immunizations. But as you get older, these visits become even more important — and many of them come at no additional cost under your Medicare plan.

Wednesday 02/24/2021
Pet parents are looking for more than just a reward for their furry friends
Updated: February 28, 2021 - 2:35 am

(BPT) - As many pet owners have spent more time at home during the pandemic, there has been an opportunity for dog lovers to enhance their relationship with their pet, like they never have had before. Thanks to newfound work-life balance and more quality time together, the bond between dog owners and their furry friends has strengthened over the past year, and many dogs have found their forever homes. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, the number of pet adoptions as a percentage of intake rose more than 13% from 2019 to 2020.

5 fun ways to keep your cat entertained at home
Updated: February 28, 2021 - 2:35 am

(BPT) - Thanks to the pandemic, many people have gone from working in an office to working from home, giving cat owners a chance to spend more time with their furry friends. With all this extra time, you have the opportunity to strengthen the bond you share with your cat while helping them get active and stay healthy.

4 Easy Tips to Help Older Adults Stay Active at Home
Updated: February 27, 2021 - 2:34 am

(StatePoint) As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, many older adults are following the advice of public health experts and remaining at home to limit risk of exposure. Bad weather conditions can also keep people inside for days at a time. But a strong body and mind are as important as ever, and the good news is being indoors doesn’t mean having to give up on exercising.

Tuesday 02/23/2021
Is it allergies or COVID-19? 7 symptoms to watch
Updated: February 28, 2021 - 2:34 am

(BPT) - COVID-19 is complicating the 2021 spring allergy season. From watery eyes to dry coughs, people are left wondering exactly what their symptoms mean.

Monday 02/22/2021
This Heart Month, Pledge to Help Your Heart with These 3 Fitness Tips
Updated: February 27, 2021 - 2:34 am

(NewsUSA) - It's Heart Month and a good time to have a little heart-to-heart with yourself about the health of your ticker. Heart disease is one of the deadliest diseases in the nation, but the good news is that with a little loving care -- and exercise -- you can help prevent it. Exercise helps to strengthen your heart muscle, manage your weight, lower bad cholesterol, raise good cholesterol, and control high blood pressure. These benefits of exercise reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke. Now is a great time to kickstart your plan to prevent heart disease by following these exercise tips.

Friday 02/19/2021
What are postbiotics and why should they be part of your daily routine?
Updated: February 28, 2021 - 2:34 am

(BPT) - Many of us are looking for ways to be more proactive about our health. One way to accomplish that is by adopting more healthy habits to support our immune systems.

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Pet Central

pets

Having a pet is a lot of responsibility, and we’ll help by giving you lots of tips and tricks! More >>

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Fitness

Our fitness articles will help teach you how to work out with gym- and home-based exercises. More >>

Crosswords

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Enjoy the crosswords challenge in our free daily puzzles, from the harder Sunday crossword to the quicker daily. More >>

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