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Sleep Deprivation and Heart Health – A Serious Link

Our busy lifestyles often leave us little time for rest, which has resulted in a major change in sleep patterns. Now people sleep an hour to two hours less than they did just 50 years ago. While some people might consider this great for productivity, it’s not a good situation for our health. Recent research indicates there’s a link between those shorter hours of sleep

Aching Back? Spinal Decompression May Be the Answer

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Back pain can be serious. Unfortunately, an uncomfortable back ‘tweak’ isn’t all that uncommon. It’s easy to strain yourself just doing every day activities  such as  pulling weeds, lifting children, taking out the trash, rearranging furniture, carrying grocery bags,  or climbing a ladder If you don’t bend or stretch your body in just the right way while doing your chores, your back will suffer. There are

Cold Weather and Joint Pain – How to Protect Yourself

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Did you ever wonder why cold weather causes joint pain and aching bones? Or what you can do to alleviate your pain? Weather-induced inflammation Some scientists believe it’s not actually the cold that affects your joints, but the changes that occur in the weather when temperatures drop from warm to cold. Before the start of bad weather, the atmosphere changes and barometric pressure drops. Barometric

Natural Immune Boosters for Flu Season

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The flu is a miserable virus that strikes anywhere from 5% to 20% of the U.S. population each year. More than 200,000 people are hospitalized annually. Symptom of the flu include fever, chills, fatigue, nausea, coughing, a sore throat, a runny or stuffed up nose, headaches, general body aches, and, in children, diarrhea. These symptoms can move beyond mild to debilitating, and if they grow

The Causes of Osteoporosis and Natural Prevention Tips

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More than 54 million people suffer low bone mass and osteoporosis in the United States. To some extent it’s a preventable condition, but if someone is affected and the condition is allowed to progress, it can lead to a bent posture, which means a loss of height, sometimes a humpback, and often acute pain. What is osteoporosis? If you aren’t familiar with osteoporosis, let’s define

5 Simple Exercises to Strengthen Your Core Muscles

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What Is Your ‘Core’ and Why Is It Important? There’s no specific definition of what the body’s ‘core’ is, but it’s usually a reference to the abdominal muscles. Fitness trainers place a major emphasis on exercises to strengthen your core. Your ‘core’ includes both the front and back muscles of the entire trunk and consists of the muscles running up your back and stretching down

Summertime – Celebrate the Sunshine with a Healthy Backyard BBQ

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Summertime is a time for friends and families to get together to celebrate friendship and the great outdoors. Whether enjoying a weekend camping or a backyard barbecue, food is usually the focus of the day. And it’s often a time when we feel justified in stuffing ourselves with our favorite great-tasting treats. Why shouldn’t we watch the kids swim while chomping on a juicy hamburger

Supplements to Reduce Fibromyalgia Symptoms Naturally

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Fibromyalgia is a syndrome most people know little about, unless you or someone you’re close to has it. The description of the disorder characterizes its nature: chronic and pervasive musculoskeletal pain, exhaustion, and widespread sensitivity in localized areas of your body. It’s a set of symptoms that, once they occur together, either signify the disease is present, or indicate there’s a good chance of developing

Nutrition and Your Joints: A Love Story

Life! From the very beginning it’s all about movement. You wiggle, crawl, and walk, your movements growing bolder with age. Eventually you run, jump, and leap! Movement is a marvel of energy, coordination, and strength. It’s required for everything you do, big and small, whether running a marathon or picking up a pen. But you couldn’t do anything if your limbs weren’t constructed to twist

Five of the Best Reasons to Keep Moving

According to the website, Just Stand, global studies show that the average adult sits a whopping 7.7 hours a day. Some results are even higher, with estimates up to 15 hours a day. With our sedentary lifestyles and service based jobs, these statistics aren’t really surprising. However, sitting and a lack of movement is associated with a wide range of health risks. From cardiovascular disease

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