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Fiber: Why is it important? health nutrition Nov 29, 2020

Why Is It Important To Have Fiber In Your Diet?

It’s important to get enough fiber, especially as you grow older. There are many benefits to eating a diet that is rich in fiber. Numerous studies have proven that fibrous foods help seniors age healthier because they lead to lower...
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Back Pain health joint pain sore muscles Nov 23, 2020

Get relief! Home remedies for back pain

According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), about 80 percent of adults experience lower back pain at some point in their lives. Some people also experience upper back pain or neck pain.

If you’re one of them,...

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Gratitude health motivation Nov 16, 2020

Express Gratitude Every Day

 

When was the last time you paused to reflect on your relationships and express gratitude for the things in your life?  Taking time to do this can be considered a form of mindfulness and if done regularly, it can have a range of positive benefits on...

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Foods For Recovery (Decrease soreness) health nutrition sore muscles Nov 09, 2020

Foods To Support Muscle Recovery

 

While workouts and staying hydrated can work to promote muscle recovery and repair, so can eating the right food.  When eating to support muscle recovery, prioritize foods that are rich in protein and carbohydrates. 

 

Foods to...

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Plantar Fasciitis & Foot Pain health joint pain sore muscles Nov 02, 2020

Pain in your foot or heel can prevent you from physical activity, even everyday activities.  Exercise and simple home remedies can get to the root of your pain.

 

Your feet and ankles carry your entire body weight.  With every step you take, they endure a large amount of...

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Exercise & Heart Rate Oct 26, 2020

Exercise & Your Heart Rate

 

The idea of using your heart rate as a method to measure how hard you are working out has been around for a long time.  For example, most cardio equipment you see has a heart rate monitor.  We can also measure our heart rate using wearable...

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Muscle Cramps health nutrition sore muscles Oct 12, 2020

 

How to Prevent or Reduce Muscle Cramps

 

If you've ever been awakened in the night or stopped in your tracks by a sudden charley horse, you know that muscle cramps can cause severe pain.  Though generally harmless, muscle cramps can make it temporarily impossible to use the...

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Using Heat vs. Cold for pain. exercise tips health joint pain Oct 06, 2020

 

Treating Pain:  Heat or Cold

 

We can treat things like arthritis, pulled muscles, & even inflammation with ice packs or heating pads.  Treating pain with hot and cold can be extremely effective for a number of different conditions and injuries.  The tricky part is...

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What TIME is best to exercise? exercise exercise tips Oct 06, 2020
 
 
What’s the Best Time of Day to Exercise?
 
 
With busy schedules, sometimes we think it is hard to find the time to exercise.  Between juggling everyday tasks, it can be difficult to squeeze in workouts even though we know they are vital to our health and...
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TV is hurting your health! health Oct 06, 2020

 

TV is hurting you more than you think!

 

Spending hours at a time watching TV has become a lot more common nowadays, especially with watching the news and subscriptions to on-demand streaming services like Netflix and Hulu.

 

However, binge-watching can take a major toll on your...

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