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Colonoscopy: One man’s take

Colonoscopy: One man’s take

| May 21, 2015

Getting a colonoscopy is one of the rites of passage everyone over 50, and some younger people with a family history of colon or rectal cancer, must observe. Why? Because colon and rectal cancer are the second most common cancer killers in the U.S. — behind lung cancer and ahead of breast cancer. And because, […]

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Fitness: What did you do for your body today?

Fitness: What did you do for your body today?

| May 20, 2015

Your body is you. Sounds kind of obvious, but the point doesn’t seem to hit home for too many of us. We imagine that the true essence of us is our mind — the place where our senses, thoughts and personality reside. The truth is our mind and our body are interdependent. When we’re good […]

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What’s your handshake have to do with heart attack risk?

What’s your handshake have to do with heart attack risk?

| May 19, 2015

Health researchers in Canada recently published a report in the medical journal The Lancet that found a strong link between the strength of a handshake and the risk of heart attack and stroke. They reached this conclusion after studying nearly 150,000 patients aged from 35 to 70 in 17 countries. When the patients’ health was […]

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What do you do when an exercise no longer works for you?

What do you do when an exercise no longer works for you?

| May 18, 2015

Everyone who strength trains on a regular basis knows what it’s like to hit a wall with a given exercise. How you respond will determine whether or not you continue on the road to great health and fitness. There are many reasons an exercise may no longer work for you. It could be that you’ve performed […]

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Sunday Meditation: How you ask a question says a lot about you

Sunday Meditation: How you ask a question says a lot about you

| May 17, 2015

Knowing the answers to questions reveals who we really are, but so does how we ask a question. That’s the topic of our Sunday Meditation. Pick any topic and it’s easy to have an opinion. Sometimes, we don’t even know the facts but we stake our ground and defend it with our lives. This is […]

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Fit Mind: Seek beauty

Fit Mind: Seek beauty

| May 15, 2015

Spring has sprung just about everywhere. That means it’s the perfect time to plan a safari in search of beauty in your area. Research is mounting that indicates going to beautiful places — be they cities, parks, beaches, mountains or your own back yard — are good for your mind. Locations that are pleasing to […]

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Fitness Tracker Accuracy Challenge Leads to Lawsuit

Fitness Tracker Accuracy Challenge Leads to Lawsuit

| May 14, 2015

It was only a matter of time before a fitness tracker user sued over the accuracy of a device. Why? Because none of the activity trackers available today is 100% accurate. Let me explain. First, the lawsuit. A user of a Fitbit Flex fitness tracker in Hernando County, Florida, is suing Fitbit Inc. accusing the […]

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Can Exercise Help Control High Cholesterol?

Can Exercise Help Control High Cholesterol?

| May 13, 2015

Great news for people who walk, run, cycle, swim and engage in any other aerobic exercise that gets the heart and lungs working. A study released this week concluded that regular aerobic exercise just might fend off age-related high cholesterol. To reach this encouraging conclusion,  health researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine in New York […]

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Fitness: Movement or Meds? It’s your choice.

Fitness: Movement or Meds? It’s your choice.

| May 12, 2015

The body of evidence is not only mounting, it’s well established: People who exercise for health and fitness have less risk of developing chronic illnesses and a better chance of remaining healthy, mobile and independent as they age than those who don’t. Therefore, people who stay active are less likely to have to take prescription […]

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What would happen if doctors wrote exercise prescriptions?

What would happen if doctors wrote exercise prescriptions?

| May 11, 2015

Prescriptions for exercise? What a brilliant idea! According to an article published on GlobalNews.ca, doctors in the Central Okanagan Division of Family Practice have given their patients 100 prescriptions for exercise over the last six months. The non-profit health group is doing it because it recognizes the preponderance of studies that show physical activity is […]

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