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Health: Don’t Wait To Control Your Cholesterol

Health: Don’t Wait To Control Your Cholesterol

| January 27, 2015

If you’re one of the people who think you can eat whatever you want in your 30s and 40s and leave worrying about your cholesterol level until you’re in your 50s and over, you’re all wrong. A study published in this week’s journal Circulation found that people in their mid-50s who lived with high cholesterol […]

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Snow Shoveling is Risky Exercise

Snow Shoveling is Risky Exercise

| January 26, 2015

With a major winter storm bearing down on the northeast, it’s a great time to consider the health risks inherent in shoveling snow. Shoveling is good exercise, but people need to prepare for it the same way they would for an aerobic and strength training session. Over the years, studies have shown a spike in […]

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Sunday Meditation: Cutting the Negative Thought Tape

Sunday Meditation: Cutting the Negative Thought Tape

| January 25, 2015

One of the most challenging aspects of being human is controlling the thought tape that runs in our heads. That’s the topic of our Sunday Meditation. Thoughts run wild sometimes, don’t they? You’re in the middle of a mundane task, and your mind is taking you on mental journeys near and far. There are good […]

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Exercise and Injury Recovery

Exercise and Injury Recovery

| January 23, 2015

Earlier this week, I wrote an article about sciatica, specifically how I was stricken Monday night. The bout was so excrutiating, pain immobilized me that night, and I was pretty sure it would keep me on my rear for the rest of the week. Exercise, I thought, was out of the question. To my own […]

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A New Study Confirms Sitting, Even If You Exercise, Is Bad For Your Health

A New Study Confirms Sitting, Even If You Exercise, Is Bad For Your Health

| January 22, 2015

Research continues to pile up showing that sitting too much puts people at a greater risk of death than those who are active. The latest study, published in this weeks edition of the Annals of Internal Medicine, concluded that the heightened risk of death is even present for people who sit a lot and exercise. […]

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Exercise: Want to improve your health? Go for a walk!

Exercise: Want to improve your health? Go for a walk!

| January 21, 2015

At a time when fitness headlines are focused on high intensity training, ultra-marathons and exotic diets, it’s encouraging to read a study that actually extols the health benefits of an exercise nearly everyone can do: Go for a walk. A study released this week by British researchers concluded that people who joined walking groups developed […]

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Sciatica: One man’s experience

Sciatica: One man’s experience

| January 20, 2015

Sciatica is quick and excruciatingly painful. At least that was my experience when my sciatic nerve — which runs from you lower back through your buttocks and down the back of your leg — ┬ábecame inflamed last night. I’m not a doctor or a physical therapist, so I can only tell you what happened specifically […]

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Diet: After the cleanse, now what?

Diet: After the cleanse, now what?

| January 19, 2015

“Cleanse” is the word of the month in January. Everyone’s excited about vegetable cleanses, fruit cleanses, and vegetable and fruit elixir cleanses. There are also cleanses involving mysterious potions from the far corners of the world. If you’re in the middle of a cleanse, the question you need to ask yourself now is what are […]

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Sunday Meditation: Who are you?

Sunday Meditation: Who are you?

| January 18, 2015

One of the strangest and least understood characteristics of being human is our ability to be several different people simultaneously. A real challenge, however, is figuring out which one is the real us. That’s the subject of our Sunday Meditation. Why is it so easy to see other people and instantly identify them as a […]

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Study: Is Lack of Exercise A Bigger Death Risk Than Obesity?

Study: Is Lack of Exercise A Bigger Death Risk Than Obesity?

| January 16, 2015

A study released this week concluded that a lack of exercise puts people at greater risk of death than obesity. In fact, the health researchers said being sedentary might increase the risk of death two fold over being obese. To reach this conclusion the researchers analyzed data from hundreds of thousands of people who took […]

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