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Health: Obesity’s painful toll

Health: Obesity’s painful toll

| October 21, 2014

Everyone knows obesity puts people at risk of diabetes, heart disease and cancer. But did you know it also increased the risk of experiencing pain? According to a study published in the November issue of the Journal of the American academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, obesity is a strong independent risk factor for pain. In fact, the […]

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Men Are At Risk Of Osteoporosis, Too

Men Are At Risk Of Osteoporosis, Too

| October 20, 2014

  Over 90 percent of people believe that men are not at risk for developing osteoporosis, a bone-wasting disease that puts people at greater risk of fractures, disability and even death.  That’s according to a survey released today by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF). The foundation says that by being unaware of the osteoporosis threat, […]

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Sunday Meditation: Try a new way to look at people

Sunday Meditation: Try a new way to look at people

| October 19, 2014

It’s amazing how selflessly helpful we are to travelers in need.  What would happen if we considered everyone in our lives fellow travelers?  That’s the topic of today’s Sunday Meditation. Living in a resort town and an avid traveler myself, I’m amazed at how helpful we all become when we meet a wanderer who is […]

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Diet: Should calories be listed in terms of exercise minutes?

Diet: Should calories be listed in terms of exercise minutes?

| October 17, 2014

Which is more helpful: Calories listed in simple numbers or in terms of the amount of exercise it will take to burn them off? That’s a question researchers at the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore answered in research published this week in the American Journal of Public […]

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Fitness: Exercise at any age helps

Fitness: Exercise at any age helps

| October 16, 2014

“As soon as you start exercising, you begin to see benefit in terms of a lower risk for cardiovascular events.” That’s according to Dermot Phelan, MD, PhD, a sports cardiologist at Cleveland Clinic.  Dr. Phelan’s  quote appeared in a Cleveland Clinic Health Hub article titled “Whether You’re 30 or 40, Starting to Exercise Improves Heart […]

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Health: Why I get the flu shot

Health: Why I get the flu shot

| October 15, 2014

Myths about vaccinations actually harming people’s health are keeping a lot of Americans who could benefit from a flu vaccination from getting the shot or nasal spray.  I’m not one of them. I believe prevention is the best insurance.  That’s why I exercise and eat a healthy diet.  Staying current in my vaccinations is also […]

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Health: Start the day with a dose of Nature

Health: Start the day with a dose of Nature

| October 14, 2014

In fitness, there are objective health studies that provide a general framework for aerobic exercise, strength training and diet, and there is objective experience that’s just as valuable.  There are no objective health studies that I’m aware of that state starting your day with a healthy dose of Nature will improve your physical and mental […]

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Ebola: America’s perfect storm conditions for an epidemic

Ebola: America’s perfect storm conditions for an epidemic

| October 12, 2014

Throughout history, many of the worst afflictions to plague human civilization — famine, disease and war — haven’t been merely random natural events.  No, these three horsemen of the Apocalypse have brought us to our knees because of a dysfunctional, reactive leader when a proactive approach is needed. Unfortunately, the Ebola epidemic is striking at the […]

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Sunday Meditation: Finding strength in a changing world

Sunday Meditation: Finding strength in a changing world

| October 12, 2014

With our role at home, at work and in the world in flux, not only is it difficult to find strength, it’s tough to find the right kind of strength for every occasion.  That’s the topic of today’s Sunday Meditation. One of the major misconceptions we all harbor is that people who seem strong can […]

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Health: Hand washing tips for flu season

Health: Hand washing tips for flu season

| October 10, 2014

Flu season is rapidly approaching and a serious virus, Enterovirus D68, is already flooring school-age children from coast-to-coast.  This is the perfect time to brush up on your hand washing habits. Why is this primer necessary? Because most Americans don’t know how to wash their hands to prevent the spread of germs.  In fact, a […]

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