Category: Featured

Pond
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Live for the Moment! Be Present!

Being happy takes a conscious effort. Why is that? Well, our world is more demanding, stressful and complex than even a decade ago and living in it can be overwhelming. Paying bills, frustrating situations at work and demanding kids can take a toll on your mental health, if you let it. It is easy to […]

Stressed Woman
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Negative Emotions Begone!

For the most part, I consider myself an optimistic person. Most days the sun is shining, the birds are chirping and I am happy to be alive and experiencing whatever comes my way. But I would be lying if I said that every day is a perfect, happy day. Like everyone else, I have days […]

Bikram Yoga: Not All It Is Claimed To Be: Part 2
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Bikram Yoga: Not All It Is Claimed To Be: Part 2

On March 8, 2012, I wrote a blog post about the claims and potential dangers of participating in Bikram Yoga. To my surprise, I got a lot of feedback. That’s why I’m posting an update on this topic a little over a year later. Surprisingly to me, the article was very polarizing. A significant number […]

Types of Addictive Behaviors and Lifestyles
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Types of Addictive Behaviors and Lifestyles

When you think of addictions your thoughts may automatically go to drugs, alcohol or even gambling. You may not realize that people can have addictions to things like working out, eating disorders or even taking supplements. What at first seems like ways of becoming healthier, can quickly spiral into dangerous behaviors that cause serious problems in some […]

Neck Inflammation
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Keeping Inflammation At Bay

Inflammation is characterized by the swelling, pain and warmth that happens when the immune system reacts to an infection or injury. It is a natural response of the body. It can, however, be a significant problem for people with many existing ailments. For sufferers of arthritis, hypertension, heart disease, asthma, diabetes and many other illnesses, […]

Review/Giveaway: Relax the Back Back & Neck Massage Cushion
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Review/Giveaway: Relax the Back Back & Neck Massage Cushion

As a physical therapist, I have treated a lot of people with back and neck pain. And during those years, numerous patients have asked me what brand of massage cushion/chair they should buy for at home or at work to help alleviate their tight muscles. At that time, I was unable to recommend a certain […]

bodybuilder
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Make the Most of Strength Training

Being physically fit can be very beneficial, allowing you to do more things. People often believe that attaining a six pack and building significant muscle mass is beyond their reach. This isn’t true because as long as you have the determination and sufficient self control to overcome temptation, it can be achieved. Despite what many […]

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, […]

Review: Panasonic EW3109 and EW3006 Blood Pressure Monitors
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Review: Panasonic EW3109 and EW3006 Blood Pressure Monitors

Monitoring a person’s blood pressure during any type of exercise can be a vital component of physical therapy care, especially in the geriatric population. Monitoring vital signs, such as blood pressure, help medical professionals know if their patients’ are stable and tolerating their session well. That is why when RadioShack contacted me about doing a […]

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 […]

woman stretching
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Preventing and Staying Active With Problem Knees

Knee pain and injury are among the most common problems encountered in orthopedic medicine today. Especially common in older populations, knee problems often occur later in life due to wear and tear on the joints and muscles surrounding the knee. Although there are certainly a number of different knee-related injuries and ways that one can […]

Boating
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Preparing Healthy Meals On a Boat

Preparing healthy meals when you’re out boating can be difficult. That’s why people tend to stock up on prepackaged, processed foods before boating trips. Those foods are handy, but they are often unhealthy and lacking in nutritional value. With a few adjustments though, it is easy to have convenient, healthy meals, even while out on […]

Lymphatic Massage
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Massage Therapy To Boost Your Immune System

We all know the benefits that can come with a good massage. If we’re feeling stressed, a massage can help us relax and ease that pressure. If we’re sore from a race or a long week at the gym, a massage can loosen our muscles and get rid of those knots. And if we’re feeling pain, a successful session […]

man running
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Things To Consider When Running With Diabetes

Running is one of the best ways to combat the effects of diabetes, especially diabetes of the Type II variety. Not only can running help you quickly burn calories, but it also offers the benefits of lower blood glucose levels, less resistant cellular fat, and improved insulin efficiency – all benefits which can better help […]

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