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How to Relieve Back and Neck Pain With a Healthy Spine

January 27th, 2015

Do you suffer from aching back pain, nagging neck pain or even headaches? Having a healthy spine can prevent these symptoms. Your spine is a complicated structure of vertebrae, discs, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves. Every second of every day your spine is moving in a delicate balance, even while you breathe! Take care of

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Mason Jar Salads on the Go

January 23rd, 2015

When you’re in a hurry but still want to eat healthy, try prepping Mason jar salads to go. They’re quick and easy to assemble, easily transportable and your leafy greens and veggies will stay crisp. Try these great tips below for a healthy, convenient option for your busy lifestyle. The key to any Mason jar

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Is Your Shoulder Pain Coming From the Rotator Cuff?

January 20th, 2015

Have you ever felt a twinge in your shoulder when lifting something, or do you suffer from an aching shoulder at the end of the day? This could be a sign that your rotator cuff is weak and irritated. Various studies* show that 20% of people with shoulder pain after age 32 have a rotator

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Fall Prevention

January 17th, 2015

Believe it or not, your home may be filled with fall hazards, so take a look around every room. There are easy, preventative measures you can take to prevent falls and eliminate hazards. Read our tips below to keep your home and family safe. Fall Prevention in the Bedroom           Place a lamp

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Portion Control…How Much Am I Eating?

January 15th, 2015

Now that the holidays are over and the New Year has begun, it’s time to start eating healthy again. One important part of healthy eating involves portion control. “How much am I eating?” you ask. “What is the best way to measure portion sizes?” When food scales or measuring cups aren’t handy, you can still

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Natural Ways to Relieve Arthritis Pain

January 14th, 2015

Do you find your knees or hips hurting after sitting for too long? Has bending or squatting become difficult or even painful? This is a common complaint of people with knee or hip osteoarthritis. Did you know that the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says that 1 out of every 2 people will have symptoms

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Five Myths About Exercising and Aging

January 12th, 2015

Five Myths About Exercising and Aging There are several myths about exercising and aging. Unfortunately, many people believe there are increased risks involved with physical activity and the aging population. Some think they are too old to participate in community activities or exercise classes. This is simply not true! Read the five myths below to

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Recommendations for Safe and Adequate Protein Intake

January 6th, 2015

Recommendations for Safe and Adequate Protein Intake Protein is a major source of energy that many lack in their daily diets. Many people are unaware of the amount of protein they should consume in a day, as well as which foods are the best sources for proteins. Below is a chart illustrating recommendations for safe

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Types of Arthritis and Managing Your Symptoms

December 24th, 2014

Types of Arthritis and Managing Your Symptoms One of the most common conditions a physical therapist treats on a daily basis is arthritis. It is normal as we age that the joints and muscles begin to wear down from everyday use, which can lead to the development of arthritis. There is no cure for arthritis

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Protecting Your Back

December 23rd, 2014

Have you ever felt low back pain after doing too much the day before? One of the major causes of low back pain is repetitive injury to the spine. Repetitive injuries can be as simple as picking up boxes or having to bend down to scrub and clean the house. Understanding the causes of back

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