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The Importance of Warming Up and Cooling Down Correctly

February 5th, 2015

Many people go out for a run or start a pickup game of basketball without understanding the importance of warming up and cooling down correctly. Participating in a regular warm-up routine prior to playing a game, running, exercising or engaging in any high-intensity activity in crucial to preventing serious injuries. Some of these injuries include: Strains

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Foods To Promote Immune Function

February 3rd, 2015

With the flu and other viruses spreading around this Winter season, many people wonder which foods they can eat to promote immune function. There are various methods to prevent illness as well as ways to help recover from an illness faster. Below are some methods you can use to promote healthy immune function. Ensure you

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February is American Heart Health Awareness Month

January 30th, 2015

February is American Heart Health Awareness Month and we all need to be aware how important heart health really is. Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) is the number one killer in the U.S. CVD includes heart disease, high blood pressure and stroke. You can control a number of risk factors including: Diet Physical activity Tobacco use Obesity

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Overview of the Vestibular System

January 29th, 2015

Overview of the Vestibular System The vestibular system is our balance organ and lies deep within the inner ear near the temporal bone of our skull.  Its main components are three semicircular canals (posterior, anterior, horizontal), the cochlea, utricle, and saccule.  The semicircular canals are responsible for sensing the direction and amplitude of head rotation.

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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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