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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. How Training for, and Running Races Affects Your Immune System

    How Training for, and Running Races Affects Your Immune System

    Stress (like training for and running races), can reduce defenses your immune system provides. In a study of sedentary, recreation, and elite athlete runners, the three groups had about the same rate of upper respiratory illnesses; however, the recreational runners had fewer instances of sickness. The conclusion was that moderate exercise reduced the risk of infection while no exercise or...
  9. How to Build Muscle on a Plant-Based Diet

    How to Build Muscle on a Plant-Based Diet

    Some people think that building muscle while on a plant-based diet is difficult or impossible because they don’t think it’s possible to get enough protein for muscles to build and strengthen. There are some widespread misconceptions about plant-based based diets and plant-based muscle building including the belief that you can’t get enough protein on a plant-based diet to build muscle...
  10. 5 Diet Tips That Will Help You Sleep Better

    5 Diet Tips That Will Help You Sleep Better

    Sometimes it’s not easy to get to sleep at night and get the rest you need. For some people, problems with sleep happen only once in a while, but for others, it’s an ongoing and chronic problem. Insomnia isn’t healthy because your body needs rest to recover and repair itself. People with sleeping problems have more risk of serious health...

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