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Hot, Hot, and Hot

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The recent heat wave has slowed a lot of people down when it comes to their exercise plan or even just getting outside. Here are some easy tips to make your trip outside healthier and safer.  - Do not drink hot coffee/tea before going out in the heat.  -Remember to eat after exercising in the heat. Your body will want to eat less when working at a higher temperature. - This seems easy, but…

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What Should You Buy Organic

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Diet is an important part of living a healthy lifestyle. The wellness industry has lots of options when it comes to what supplements we take and what foods we eat. Knowing when to buy organic vs. conventional is a question that could improve your health and save you money in the process. I've put together a list of most contaminated fruits and vegetables which you should buy organic verses which…

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Numbness

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The feeling of having a foot or hand "fall asleep" is a familiar one. This same combination of numbness and tingling can occur in any region of the body and may be caused by a wide variety of disorders. Sensations such as these, which occur without any associated stimulus, are called paresthesias. Other types of paresthesias include feelings of cold, warmth, burning, itching, and skin crawling.…

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Ouch...My Knee Hurts

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We stress our knees by standing, walking, going up stairs, twisting, running, jumping, standing up, and playing sports. The knee is simple hinge joint that is meant to only go into flexion and extension (forward and backward). It's all held together with a relatively simple set of tendons, ligaments, and meniscus (cartilage) making the joint prone to injury. This is why professional athletes make…

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5 Easy Steps To Health

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There is a lot of literature about what health is and how to be healthy. A whole industry has been formed from wellness books about how to achieve this higher level of living. When you break them down and simplify most of these "new" plans they all fall back to the 5 factors of a healthy life. We need to have balance between these 5 core ideas to get closer to that healthy lifestyle. The five…

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Drink to Your Health!

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A new study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, reports on the possible health effects of drinking coffee. A 14 year study of 400,000 participants, including men and women, analyzed the relationship between coffee drinking habits and mortality rates. The study had very interesting findings which were pro coffee. If two to six cups of coffee (caffeinated or decaffeinated) were…

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The Sitting Disease

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How many us find ourselves sitting at a desk or on the couch for hours on end? Have you ever noticed how sore your back is after riding in a car all day? According to a poll of nearly 6,300 people by the Institute for Medicine and Public Heath, it's likely you spend 53 hours a week in a sedentary position. It turns out that women may be more sedentary due to less sports and less physically active…

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Core Strength

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For those of us out there in Jacksonville who are the weekend warriors when it comes to home improvement and gardening, we take on many stresses that our bodies usually don't encounter during the week. Getting the office up and running has been exciting and physically strenuous on areas such as my neck, back, and knees. These new challenges have me thankful for a couple of reasons. First, having…

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