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Jul 14 2016

4 Tips on Walking to Beat the Summer Heat!

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Now that we’re officially in the dog days of summer (so named because Sirius, the dog star, now rises when the sun does), it’s tempting to just sit inside with the air conditioning blasting. However, just because it’s hot outside doesn’t mean that you should stop keeping up with your healthy habits. While exercising in the summer heat can be more strenuous, you don’t have to run fifteen miles per day to stay healthy.

We at Crucial like to get our exercise in by walking. Experts recommend that you get a half hour of exercise at least three times per week. You don’t even have to do it all at one time. Three sessions that are ten minutes long or two fifteen minute bursts are just as effective. So, take your dog for two walks around the block, or spend ten minutes on a treadmill at various times through the day. Continue reading »

Apr 7 2016

Coffee Brewing 101: What’s Hot and What’s Not!

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Ah, coffee. The ways in which we drink it are as varied as we are: cream, sugar, half-and-half, a dot of chocolate, or just black, the variations are endless. And for those of us who enjoy a cup of joe at home, there are multiple ways to create that perfect cup as well. Today we’re going to look at and compare the four most popular methods: standard drip, pour-over, presses (including Aeropress and French presses), and percolators. Continue reading »

Jan 18 2016

With Late Winter, Comes Late Winter Sickness – Flu Prevention Tips

Flu Prevention Season Winter

It’s January, which means that Old Man Winter has the Northern Hemisphere firmly in his grasp. The cold weather brings lots of things, some great (like the first snow!), others…meh (like every snow after that). During these dark days of winter, it’s important for you and your loved ones to stay healthy. Did you know that health officials estimate there will be one billion colds this season alone? Moreover, that doesn’t take into account the number of people who will catch the flu. So we at Crucial Vacuum have gathered some tips on flu prevention to help keep your family healthy.

Prevention

They say that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. So, hopefully you’ve already gotten your flu shot. If not, you can still get them well into January. As one of the top flu prevention methods, because the official flu season runs until May, it’s still a good idea to protect yourself. Remember that it generally takes one to two weeks for a flu shot to fully protect you, so the sooner you get it, the better. As always, make sure to consult your doctor or pharmacist with any questions you have about getting a flu shot. Continue reading »