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With a Little Help From Your Friends: How Men Can Improve Their Health

Want to live longer? Keep exercising and eating your vegetables, but make lunch plans with an old friend, too. Want to live longer? Keep exercising and eating your vegetables, but make lunch plans with an old friend, too. Numerous studies have shown that people with strong social networks live longer and recover more quickly from ...

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Women may dominate the dieting world, but obesity is an issue for men, too. Read on for weight loss tips tailored for men. Most men put more thought into how they fuel their car than how they fuel their body. It's no wonder that obesity is on the rise, and that the number of obese men in the U.S. has doubled over the past 25 years...

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Setting Aside Prostate Cancer Myths

Although more men are being cured of prostate cancer and more cases are being found in younger men, myths about the disease continue. Learn the truth. Myth #1: Men die with prostate cancer and not because of it. Reality: While one man in six will get prostate cancer during his lifetim...

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5 Ways to Take Charge of Your Health

Good health doesn't happen all by itself. You have to take charge and make it happen. Here are five things you can do right now. When it comes to the state of health in America, the statistics speak for themselves. Obesity, diabetes, and heart disease are all on the rise. So are depression and high blood pressure. While there are...

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Runner’s Knee- What You Need To Know Before You Hit The Road

In preparation for National Running day June 2nd, this week’s blog will focus on one of the most common issues associated with running, IT Band Syndrome. In fact, this condition is so commonly associated with running that it is often referred to as Runner’s Knee. WHAT IS RUNNER’S KNEE? Runner’s Knee refers to ir...

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Heel Pain- A Nagging Symptom that Shouldn’t Be Ignored

It is estimated that a condition called “plantar fasciitis” affects, and has been shown to be the most common foot condition treated by healthcare providers.  If you experience pain in your heel or foot, especially first thing in the morning or after a hard workout. Today we will learn how to address these symptoms so they don’t leave you si...

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Blood Pressure and You

Blood Pressure and You - Prevention and Non-Drug Interventions A recent (2014) review article in the journal Hypertension, published by the American Heart Association, details the influence of exercise and dietary interventions on high blood pressure. This article reviews and summarizes data from a range of previous studi...

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Pelvic Floor Dysfunction- Are You Fit to the Core?

We all like to work on our core fitness, doing planks and crunches, thinking that we are doing everything right. Unfortunately, most women aren’t aware that the core also includes the pelvic floor, a group of muscles that are responsible for a variety of important functions in the body. The pelvic floor is made up of muscles and connective tissu...

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Headaches and Posture – An Important Connection

It is estimated that 2.5% of the population, or over 7 million people in the U.S., experience headaches that are related to poor posture and musculoskeletal imbalances (cervicogenic headaches).  A cervicogenic headache is defined as a headache associated with neck pain and stiffness. Typically, these headaches only affect one side of the head or n...

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Ingredients: 1/4 cup nonfat plain yogurt                                                         1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley, plus extra for garnish 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 tablespoon extra-vi...

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