Tag: "Health"

Exercising In Air Pollution: Because You Have to Inhale
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Exercising In Air Pollution: Because You Have to Inhale

Photo by wili hybrid via Flickr The marathon was still six months off, but Jacob was pretty excited.  He had always been a runner, but he had never had the time to commit to training for a full marathon before.  He had all the right gear.  Everything from the shoes and special socks to the […]

BH4BP #45 - Food Addiction? But It Tastes So Good!
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BH4BP #45 – Food Addiction? But It Tastes So Good!

Photo by Kanko* via Flickr Do you constantly think about food, find yourself eating when you aren’t hungry or when you are depressed?  Do you eat in secret or eat much healthier in the company of others than when you are alone?  Do you feel guilty right after eating?  Do you continue to go to […]

You're Full of It. I Mean You're Constipated!
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You’re Full of It. I Mean You’re Constipated!

Photo by sylvar via Flickr Your last bowel movement was two days ago.  Thinking something is wrong because you heard that healthy adults pass stools daily, you grab your car keys and head to the store to buy some laxatives.  But do you really need a laxative? Despite what you may have heard, a healthy […]

Drive Safe, Not Drowsy!
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Drive Safe, Not Drowsy!

Photo by woodleywonderworks via Flickr It is 6pm Friday night, and you just pulled out of the parking lot at work.  You’ve got at least four hours of driving ahead of you before you arrive in Las Vegas where you are meeting some friends for the weekend.  Yawning deeply, you wonder if driving up after […]

BH4BP #44 - Injuries: Strains and Sprains
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BH4BP #44 – Injuries: Strains and Sprains

Photo by cmaccubin via Flickr Back on show #40, I talked about ways to minimize or avoid muscle soreness and muscle cramps during exercise.  For those that didn’t hear that show, those are aches and pains that while painful, do not involve injury. In this show, I am going to cover exercise related injuries.  Specifically, […]

Not Another Nosebleed!
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Not Another Nosebleed!

Photo by purpleslog via Flickr You are nervous because you are about to make a speech in front of hundreds of people.  You have been waiting for this moment for years.  Since you are congested, you blow your nose vigorously to clear it before you head up to the podium.  Unfortunately, in your desire to […]

Swine Flu: How to Avoid It
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Swine Flu: How to Avoid It

Photo by The Pug Father via Flickr If you haven’t heard about the swine flu by now, then you have probably been living in a cave completely cut off from the outside world.  The swine flu outbreak is the biggest news right now.  At this point it seems to have even overshadowed the economy. Everywhere […]

BH4BP #43 - With Mood, It's All About Food!
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BH4BP #43 – With Mood, It’s All About Food!

Photo by yomi955 via Flickr Have you ever noticed that after eating fast food, such as a cheap hamburger, fries and a soda, that you feel sluggish and tired afterwards?  And maybe even unhappy or unmotivated as well?  And have you ever noticed that after eating a healthy, nutritious meal you feel energetic, alert and […]

Get That Food Away From the Deep Fryer!
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Get That Food Away From the Deep Fryer!

Photo by jetalone via Flickr We all know that deep fried foods are bad for us, so why are they growing in popularity?  It seems that people all over the world are indulging in more and more greasy, deep fried foods.  Back in the day we had french fries, donuts, fried chicken, corn dogs and […]

Chewing Gum: Want a Piece?
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Chewing Gum: Want a Piece?

Photo by PresleyJesus via Flickr You met someone special online a year ago and the two of you have been emailing, instant messaging, texting and calling each other ever since. Today you are finally going to meet them face to face.  Anxious to make a good first impression, you go through your mental checklist and […]

BH4BP #42 - Eating Healthy While Camping & On Road Trips
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BH4BP #42 – Eating Healthy While Camping & On Road Trips

Photo by ninahale via Flickr It is that time of year again, where many of us start planning our next vacation. Vacations are a welcome break from the stress and monotony of work.  They’re an opportunity to rest and recharge from the stresses of everyday life.  Plus, they don’t have to be expensive, if that’s […]

Pizza Doesn't Have to Be Junk Food!
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Pizza Doesn’t Have to Be Junk Food!

Photo by Theodore Scott via Flickr It’s pizza night! You finally have that perfect slice of pepperoni pizza you’ve been craving all week poised on your fingers ready for that first joyous bite. Mmmmm! Despite the jokes that it is the perfect food because it incorporates all the food groups, pizza is usually not considered […]

Financial Stress: The Piggy Bank is Half Full!
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Financial Stress: The Piggy Bank is Half Full!

Photo by matze ott via Flickr Are you staying up at night worrying about your investments, about whether you will lose your job or how you are going to pay your bills? Are you feeling depressed, anxious or getting headaches?  Do you find yourself overeating, unmotivated or withdrawing from others? If this sounds like you, […]

BH4BP #41 - Winning the War Against Dry Skin
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BH4BP #41 – Winning the War Against Dry Skin

Photo by Dawvon via Flickr Did you know that skin is the largest organ in our bodies? It covers every part of us and we don’t pay much attention to it, with the exception of our faces, until it starts causing us problems, such as when we develop a rash and it starts itching. Since […]

Coffee's Redeeming Quality: Antioxidants
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Coffee’s Redeeming Quality: Antioxidants

Photo by Refracted Moments via Flickr There is something about waking up to the delicious smell of freshly brewed coffee. The aroma and flavor awakens our senses and starts the day off right! The only problem is that coffee is bad for us, right? Well, hold on a second. Coffee, if consumed in excess, does […]

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