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What You Don’t Know About Your Sprained Ankle Can Hurt You!

The ankle is one of the most vulnerable parts of our body and is highly prone to mishaps. Were you aware that approximately 28,000 ankle injuries occur in the United States every day, many resulting from sports such as field…

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Your “Off Day” May be the Day to Get to the ER

What can you do to detect a heart attack early on and prevent fatal results? Too Many symptoms of a heart attack go unrecognized or are often overlooked by the patient as an ‘off’ day. Innocuous looking symptoms include, indigestion,…

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Make Sure The Family’s Involved

Post-stroke recovery and function can be significantly affected by the involvement of patient’s nearest and dearest. New research shows that incorporating family-assisted exercise therapy to the standard physical therapy regimen of a stroke patient had many positive results. Motor function,…

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Use it or Lose it!

What an absolutely clever approach to marketing, exercise…. Innovative and psychologically astute… and probably just what most wannabe losers need! Idea: A Gym Membership that Charges You for Not Exercising

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Laughter = Exercise

Bet you didn’t know that! Laughing works up an appetite just like a workout does. Seems there are two hormones that regulate appetite: leptin and ghrelin. Increased ghrelin means increased appetite, and decreased leptin also results in greater appetite. After…

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Care and Feeding of the Middle Aged Brain

As we work with administrators to help navigate the world of Long Term Care it is hard not to be hyper-aware of our own mortality and the eventuality that we, too, are likely to reach a point where we will…

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What’s a Bona Fide Boomer Got to do to… Survive?

According to Jarett Berry, a cardiologist at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, one must be vigilant about keeping physically active. Yes, in what they used to call “Middle Age.”  Wasn’t that the time we thought would be…

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Stress-Busting Tactics

Stress is a part and parcel of our frenetic lives, but chronic stress is not what the doctor ordered. Too much stress hikes up your blood pressure, causes body inflammation and can result in heart problems. So what do we…

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re MODEL your Brain!

All those early wake-up calls to make those before dawn exercise classes were doing more for me than I thought- according to researchers at Princeton University who were following a comprehensive experiment with running rats… They discovered that the neurons…

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Some Natural Ways to Fight Depression

Aside from therapy and medication – crucial elements in one’s battle against serious doldrums, there are some natural lifestyle changes that can be quite effective. “Having a routine gives you a sense of control over the day,” says Ian A….

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