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Stretch It Out

Stretching helps the body when it has been idle for a period of time and stretching can prevent injury before a physical activity like playing sports or taking a cardio class. We stretch instinctively as most people tend to need…
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Superfoods for Super Health

Springtime is the season of new beginnings and superfoods! Budding trees, flowering plants, chirping birds. All of these can lead to feelings of greater well-being. As the famous composer, Gustav Mahler once said, “With the coming of spring, I am…
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Exercises to Increase Flexibility

Flexibility is the ability to extend or stretch without breaking. Medically, the term is used to describe the range of motion in a muscle or joint. Increasing your flexibility is crucial for preventing injury and it can also improve performance.…
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Acupuncture For Headaches

Helene Langevin, MD Contributor Carolyn A. Bernstein, MD, FAHS Contributor It is easy to ridicule a 2000-year-old treatment that can seem closer to magic than to science. Indeed, from the 1970s to around 2005, the skeptic’s point of view was…
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Stand Up For Health

For many students and people in the workplace, our days may require sitting at a desk, often working on a computer for long stretches of time. The negative effects of prolonged sitting have been reported in numerous recent health studies.…
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Have A Physically Active Lifestyle

Most successful people have learned to develop good habits. Sometimes this takes discipline, maybe even courage and work on a daily basis to keep those habits in place.  Dr. Maxwell Maltz’s work on self-image had people believing that 21 days…
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Whole Grain Options

Whole grains are always preferable to processed foods. Yet, not all whole grains are equal. Some have more fiber than others. The fiber in whole grains can help control blood sugar, lower bad cholesterol and reduce the risk for colon…
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Seasonal Affective Disorder

As winter approaches, the days get shorter and nightfall descends earlier. Unfortunately, for millions of people, that image of darkness falling is all too real. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that is related to changes in…
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A Good Night’s Sleep

Many people nowadays have lives that are non-stop and constantly moving. Although it is good to keep yourself busy, it’s not good if this routine is interfering with your sleep. Losing a couple hours of sleep here and there may…
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Benefits of Sugar Cutbacks

It has been drilled in our minds that a little sugar intake is okay if it is in moderation. But how much is too much? Studies show that Americans average 20 tablespoons of added sugar per day (excluding natural sugars)…
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