May 2015

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National Donut Day and You

According to Friday, June 5th is National Donut Day. Everyone should take a moment to indulge every now and again, and if donuts are your thing- this is the day for you! BUT it doesn’t mean, that you can’t still make an informed decision about your donut choices and the best way to make sure that your indulgence doesn’t cause futu...

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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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Risk Factors for High Blood Pressure

Certain factors put you at greater risk for high blood pressure. Some you can change, while others are out of your control. Get the facts here. Blood pressure is the force at which your blood travels through your arteries. Having high blood pressure (hypertension) is dangerous because it increases your risk for a heart attack or s...

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