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  1. 3 Creative Ways To Help Children Stay In Shape

    3 Creative Ways To Help Children Stay In Shape

    It’s important that children take steps to stay active and healthy. Yet the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reports that the number of American children who are overweight has experienced a “sharp increase” from the previous decade. In fact, it’s estimated that nearly one in six children in the U.S. today are overweight. (with some of the highest...
  2. 5 Surprising New Discoveries About Healing Foods

    5 Surprising New Discoveries About Healing Foods

    Scientists are continually adding to what we know about the health benefits of various foods. Take a look at these, for example: Whole Grains: Don’t like broccoli? Eat whole grains instead. University of Minnesota researchers have discovered that whole grains deliver an army of phytonutrients that do almost as much as fruits and vegetables. Cherries: They’re an all-natural pain reliever...
  3. Powerful Self-Care Remedies To Relieve Tired, Aching Feet

    Powerful Self-Care Remedies To Relieve Tired, Aching Feet

    The workday can seem long when your feet hurt. Podiatrists at the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine give this breakdown of new advice for various people:   Steel-toed shoe wearers. Try a soft over-the-counter sole, or see a podiatrist for a custom-made orthotic insert.   Diabetics: Don’t buy shoes by how they feel. Get your feet measured so your...
  4. Tension Headaches? You May Want To See a Dentist

    Tension Headaches? You May Want To See a Dentist

    If you suffer migraine or tension headaches, here’s a thought to chew on: They may be caused by your bite. The pain you have in your head and neck could be due to the fact that your jaw is not resting where it wants to be. When it’s not, your jaw muscles are in a state of chronic contraction. And...
  5. What is the RICE Method for Treating Injuries?

    What is the RICE Method for Treating Injuries?

    Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation   The R.I.C.E. method for treating injuries is an essential remedy for athletes and people who exercise to stay fit. Not only does this treatment method hasten the healing and recovery of musculoskeletal injuries, but it also alleviates symptoms such as swelling, pain, and inflammation. So, whether you are dealing with a pulled hamstring, muscle...
  6. What Is Your Reason for Exercising?

    What Is Your Reason for Exercising?

    This may not seem like sound advice. Everyone starts health-improvement resolutions on the first day of the new year, right? Yes, that is a popular day for people to start a journey that hopefully leads them to a very specific fitness destination. You may have done this in the past. Were you one of the estimated 2 out of 3...
  7. 3 Simple Tips to Help You Through Cold and Flu Season

    3 Simple Tips to Help You Through Cold and Flu Season

    The Sharing Season… As many as 24 million people suffer from a sore nose each year. Cold and flu season is in full swing, which means people will be sharing more than just holiday cheer. Every year, more than 62 million cases of the common cold are reported in the U.S., according to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious...
  8. 4 Signs and Symptoms of Unhealthy Bones

    4 Signs and Symptoms of Unhealthy Bones

    Osteoporosis is called the “silent disease” Because it doesn’t exhibit symptoms like other diseases to tell you there is something wrong, many times people don’t find out they have it until they fracture a bone or happen to get a bone scan test. By then, a considerable amount of bone density could have been lost without the individual knowing about...
  9. How Bad Is Too Much Protein In Our Body? Signs That You May Be Getting Too Much

    How Bad Is Too Much Protein In Our Body? Signs That You May Be Getting Too Much

    Are you one that thinks if a little protein is good, a lot must be better? In a recent report that studied myofibrillar muscle protein response after resistance exercise, it found 20 grams after a workout seemed to be the correct amount that provided the most benefit for the average individual. In amounts higher, it not only did not provide...
  10. Top 5 Holiday Foods to Avoid (for the Sake of Your Waistline)

    Top 5 Holiday Foods to Avoid (for the Sake of Your Waistline)

    When you begin to think of the holidays, no doubt your thoughts eventually turn to food. Wonderfully decadent desserts, treats, sweets, and cookies make up a big part of many holiday celebrations. The common belief that no work is done on holidays and the consumption of a lot of tasty but unhealthy foods leads to a sedentary enjoyment with our...

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