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Get fit and eat well with a backyard garden

Gardening provides a one-two punch when it comes to helping you get and stay healthy. Not only can you grow delicious, nutritious foods for you and your family to enjoy year-round, but gardening provides a great opportunity to exercise, too! Gardening as exercise Spending just 30 minutes a few times a week digging, planting, weeding, […]

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5 container gardening tips for small spaces

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=98de6922-6642-46ae-b107-5c683a1eb0ce#.W18zWFw-dBw You don’t need a big backyard to grow a garden—in fact, you don’t need any yard at all. A trend called container gardening makes raising your own fruits and vegetables possible even if you live in an apartment with no accessible gardening plot. The concept is simple: Your plants grow in containers rather […]

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Hay Fever Quiz

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryID=2eee0983-5cea-4811-bcff-e2486285eced#.WsPVxlyplBw Hay fever is the common name for seasonal allergies that make you sneeze, sniffle and reach for tissues. As many as 40 to 60 million of us have hay fever, but there are still many myths surrounding this condition. Do you know the facts? Take the quiz below.

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Yard and garden safety

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=401d6d0a-0e91-4fdc-a265-e63c41c2ac76#.WsJD_dTwbRZ If you’re not careful, everyday lawn tools and chemicals can cause serious injuries. For some people, yard and garden work isn’t really work at all. It’s a chance to get outside, reconnect with nature and banish the winter blues. But while you’re cultivating your green thumb, don’t forget about safety. Hundreds of thousands […]

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Gardening with arthritis

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=4c6ee961-5620-4e77-97b5-24f97e41105f#.WsJDq9TwbRZ Done properly, gardening can actually be a great exercise. If you have arthritis, just bending over to pull a weed can seem like a day’s work. But a few simple techniques and tools can help restore the joy of gardening and ease the pain. In fact, this hobby can actually improve your health. […]

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Tips for allergy-free gardening

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=cb475611-92f4-4640-a5d6-09b0d359f8d7#.WsJDStTwbRZ Allergies can make gardening quite unpleasant. But taking some precautions can help prevent allergic reactions. If you have allergies, taking a few precautions can help you enjoy gardening without extra sneezing, according to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. They offer these tips for keeping your allergies under control: Consider getting a […]

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