Tag: "Health"

Foot
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Diabetes: Don’t Forget The Feet!

Every morning for years, John would walk to the beach near his house, take off his shoes and walk on the sand as the sun rose. He enjoyed his morning walks tremendously. He loved the feel of the sand sifting through his toes. It gave him such a feeling of connection with nature. So, he […]

Port Wine
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Port Wine – Raise Your Glass To Good Health!

Port wine (also called Porto or Vinho do Porto in Portugal) is a delicious, sweet, fortified wine produced in the Douro Valley of Northern Portugal. The combination of the multiple varietals of grapes that are blended and the conditions of the region they are grown in produces a distinctive taste that is hard for vineyards […]

Workplace Bullying: Damages Your Health!
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Workplace Bullying: Damages Your Health!

You are on the floor of the hospital giving one of your patients their medication when the administrator calls your name over the intercom, sternly ordering you to her office for the third time this week. Working here may not have been a good choice, after all. Since you started two months ago, you’ve been […]

Stack of Bagels
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Bagel, Anyone?

You’re having a productive morning at work and it’s almost time for lunch. The thought of biting into that warm, chewy bagel smothered with cream cheese, makes your stomach growl. You look at your watch, disheartened, realizing that you still have another 30 minutes before you meet your friend at your favorite bagel shop down the […]

Keeping Your Eyes In Tip Top Shape?
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Keeping Your Eyes In Tip Top Shape?

Eyes are, without a doubt, two of the most important parts of the body. This isn’t because they’re some kind of window into the soul, nor is it because of their beauty for those lucky enough to own a pretty pair. No, it’s simply because they give you the ability to see the world for […]

Delivery
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Should You Keep Afterbirth Remnants for Health Reasons?

There has been a tradition in hospitals to keep the placenta after birth so that some of the nutrients that were lost could be returned to the mother later if necessary. There are also some medical uses for the placenta that have shown that it can reduce the severity of conditions related to birth such […]

Choices
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What You Can Control and What You Can’t

In life we have few certainties. We hope for good health and the more proactive among us embrace lifestyles that facilitate this. A nutritious diet full of whole foods, an exercise regimen that includes cardiovascular exercises, positive thinking—these are all ways to produce and sustain health in life. But we cannot control the physical universe, […]

Tips for Cardiovascular Health
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Tips for Cardiovascular Health

Cardiovascular health should be a major concern for all Americans. With a majority of the population at risk for heart disease and cardiovascular problems, there is a dire need for education and healthy-lifestyle changes. Over 82 million people suffer from some type of cardiovascular disease, and a majority of these cases are from diet and […]

Detox Diets: Not What You Are Looking For?
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Detox Diets: Not What You Are Looking For?

Since the divorce several months ago, Martha’s life had turned upside down.  She used to have at least a little time for herself. Not anymore! Working full time and taking care of two young kids was more of a struggle then she thought.  Her energy levels were not what they used to be, her mood […]

Senior walking with granddaughter
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Walking Is Life!™ Pedometer Program: Keeping Seniors Moving & Healthy!

A few months ago, RadioShack® asked me if I would like to review two of their pedometers.  Of course, I accepted since I’ve found pedometers to be a good way to motivate people to exercise more.  They shipped them out promptly and I quickly put them to the test.  At first, I tested the pedometers […]

Bikram Yoga: Not All It Is Claimed To Be
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Bikram Yoga: Not All It Is Claimed To Be

A few blocks from my house, there is a Bikram yoga studio that I have walked past multiple times on my way to and from work.  And I have always wondered as I look into the steamed up windows whether there were any benefits to the average person of doing yoga in such extreme heat. […]

Living to 100 and Loving It!
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Living to 100 and Loving It!

Living to a ripe old age has always been a goal of mine. For that reason, any news story about someone that has lived to a hundred or beyond gets my attention immediately. I love to see what they did to keep themselves healthy. Infrequently, someone says something surprising like that they drank and smoke […]

bidet
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Six Ways to Kick Hemorrhoids in the Butt

Hemorrhoids are pretty hard to take sitting down or even standing up. With the majority of our workforce behind desks for hours on end, hemorrhoids cause quite a problem in the lives of millions of people every year. Yet hemorrhoids are for the most part an ailment we can avoid if we alter our eating […]

APTA Exercise to Fight Obesity Tweetchat
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APTA Exercise to Fight Obesity Tweetchat

The APTA has asked me to answer questions and address issues related to the role of physical activity in staying fit, starting an exercise regimen, and exercise considerations for people who are obese and/or have type 2 diabetes in their next Move Forward PT tweetchat. It will take place on November 3, 2010 at 6 pm-7 […]

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APTA Runner Foot Health Tweetchat

The APTA has asked me to moderate the APTA’s first Move Forward PT tweetchat. It will take place on April 28th, 2010 at 8 pm-9 pm ET. The focus will be on foot health for runners. So, if you’re interested or have any questions, head on over to Move Forward PT next Tuesday and tune […]

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