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Suffering From an Injury This Summer?

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We wait all year for summer to come around, with its warm weather and numerous opportunities for outdoor activities.  Nothing can put a bigger cramp in your summer style than an injury. I ought to know.  As a physically active person, I know there’s nothing worse than being sidelined by an injury when you most […]

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Summer Fitness: 3 Great Ways to Kick It Up a Notch

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If you’re like most people, your summer dance card is already full of fun events.  With the back yard primed and ready for BBQs with friends and family, this is the time of year we all look forward to moving life outdoors. Outdoor concerts, vacation plans and hitting every street festival within striking distance are […]

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Fighting Back Against Sciatica

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Sciatica can really hurt.  No matter what’s causing it, the shooting pains it provokes in some patients can be almost unbearable. The sciatic nerve is the largest in the body, running down the back of both legs.  That means the pain can start in the lower back and buttocks and be experienced even in the […]

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Chiropractic Manipulation for Chronic Migraine Headaches

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Anyone who suffers from migraine headaches knows how debilitating they can be.  Lasting from 4 to 72 hours, migraines can incapacitate those who live with them.  Many migraine sufferers rely on drug therapy for relief.  Some may even resort to Botox injections. But chiropractic manipulation for chronic migraine headaches is an effective therapeutic tool for […]

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5 Workouts to Boost Your Testosterone This Summer 2017

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Testosterone is the hormone associated with masculinity, even though women also have the hormone (in lower levels).  In men, testosterone is an important element in their physical makeup which helps them build lean muscle mass. Consider that male testosterone levels are at their peak at age 20.  By age 40, those levels decline at a […]

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Why Some People Do Not Respond To Exercise

unhappy fat guy in the gym

It’s hard to believe someone who tells you they’ve been exercising hard, when you look at them and wonder what they’re talking about. They complain that no matter what they do, nothing seems to help them reduce their weight or blood sugar levels, or develop muscle tone.  All the while you’re thinking “Come on!  You’re […]

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Is Muscle Strength Connected To Better Memory In Kids?

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We don’t often associate muscle strength with memory, but evidence is mounting that muscle strength contributes to a child’s ability to retain information. To understand the impact of muscle strength on memory and cognitive function, it’s important to first know about how low muscle tone impacts intellectual development in children. Low muscle tone and learning. […]

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Does What You Eat Cause Arthritis?

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Arthritis, in all its forms, is a painful condition that makes life difficult for millions of people.  Its causes are many.  While I wouldn’t care to draw a causal link between arthritis and food, there are certain foods which can make matters worse. Certain “trigger” foods can make arthritis pain worse.  Others can help you […]

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Can Diet Soda Make You Fat?

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Let me start by saying that diet soda is not an ideal substance for anyone to drink.  It’s full of artificial sweeteners, flavors, and colors that are of questionable origin. But can diet soda make you fat?  Research into the assertion that it may contribute to weight gain in insidious ways is ongoing.  If you’re […]

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Heed These 12 Signs of Overtraining

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Heed these 12 signs of overtraining and remember – you’re only human and you have nothing to prove.  The object of physical fitness is health and feeling your best.  It’s certainly not to train to the point of illness or injury. Resting heart rate – If this is higher or lower than usual, you’re overtraining […]

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