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Traveling is Good for You

Traveling is Good for You

For those of you who feel like you may be in a rut, or just plain bored, or blah, or seeking an adventure maybe the answer will be to plan a trip! Whether is it across the river, across the country or across the world, whether you travel by plane, train, automobile or ship, getting out of your current environment is actually good for you! Traveling for Adventure Maybe you have always wanted to ride a camel in the desert or go white-water rafting down the Colorado River. Maybe your bucket list includes climbing a mountain or scuba diving in the Great...

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Why We Give Chocolate on Valentine’s Day?

Why We Give Chocolate on Valentine’s Day?

In just under a week, over 50 million pounds of chocolate will be given and received in celebration of Valentine’s Day! Somehow, along with flowers, particularly red roses, chocolate candies in heart-shaped boxes are the #1 gift that most expect on this day that celebrates love…and, actually, it is not only expected, it is wished for! After all, who doesn’t love chocolate?  OK, maybe there are a few of you who prefer other flavors, we won’t deny there are probably some vanilla or butterscotch fans out there 😉 But chocolate is the name of the Valentine’s Day game! Of course, any flavor will...

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Introducing “Be Your Adventure”

Introducing “Be Your Adventure”

We here at TUNG are excited to share with you a new initiative we’ve been planning for some time now, and today we finally get to share it with YOU! We mentioned in a blog post a few weeks ago that adventure can be an antidote to depression, stress, and—really—the status quo. And right now, it seems more than ever that the world around us is filled with depressing news and stories. Every time you turn on the TV, you’re being bombarded with something else! And if you avoid the news and try to stay on the positive side of things—which is not a bad idea!—sometimes the...

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The Link Between Tooth Loss and Malnutrition

The Link Between Tooth Loss and Malnutrition

There are many older adults who can relate to this: “I don’t understand. I brush my teeth, I clean my tongue every day, I floss, I drink lots of water…why have I lost some of my teeth? And some more of them are loose? What in the world is going on? After all, I don’t smoke! I don’t get it 🙁”  The Mouth is the Entry to the Body Since everything we eat or drink enters through the mouth, when there is insufficient nutrition, oral components are often the key to the diagnosis of malnutrition. A recent study at Rutgers University showed that of 107 patients...

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The Raw Truth About Happy Hour

The Raw Truth About Happy Hour

It’s Friday afternoon, you have had a tough week at work and your co-workers invite you to join them for happy hour before you head home for the weekend. Perhaps you and friends are just going out to dinner, and the restaurant is serving two-for-one happy hour cocktails while you are waiting for your table. Sounds good, right? After all, it is called Happy Hour! Well, as happy as it is, and as much as you might enjoy those pre-prandial cocktails, in excess they can have severely deleterious impact on your health. We are by no means suggesting that you shouldn’t drink…just that you...

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