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Every year the United States honors the contributions that Latinos have made to our nation by celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month on September 15 to October 15. This month is intended to recognize the cultures and history of U.S. citizens whose ancestors originated from Mexico, Central America, South America, the Caribbean, and Spain. While this annual celebration began 21 years ago,some of us are unaware of the history behind this important month.
Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States and is also the leading cause of death for women. Latina women are particularly at risk, as many of us don’t take the time to exercise (yikes!). Dr. Juan J. Rivera is an Internist and Cardiologist in Miami, Florida, who specializes in cardiovascular diseases. Originally from Puerto Rico, Dr. Rivera is very active in the Latino community.
In today’s world it’s hard to not get stressed out. While a bit of stress isn’t too unhealthy, chronic stress can be damaging to your health. Yoga instructor and health expert Mary Alvarez is constantly teaching her clients the importance of reducing the stress in their lives. “Stress can really weigh you down,” she says. “People don’t realize how much stress is actually affecting their bodies.” Alvarez shares with us five ways stress can hurt our bodies, and how you can help reduce it.
Ever wonder why you are drawn to certain home decorating styles? It may say more about your personality than you think! Vanessa De Vargas – founder of the interior design firm Turquoise – has caught the attention of many with her brilliant eye for design. The Los Angeles-based furniture designer and interior decorator is sharing with us what your home decorating style says about you.
The many health benefits of coffee are grabbing headlines these days, which is good news for those of us who can’t live with out our daily caffeine fix! While some coffee drinks can be loaded with sugar and extra calories, a few simple changes can make your drink of choice a lot healthier – so you can order without the guilt.
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