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Dec31 2013

Exercise is the Best Medicine!

A recent study published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) compared the effectiveness of drugs versus exercise to decrease the chance of death in people who have heart disease, chronic heart failure, stroke, or diabetes.

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Jul10 2013

Yoga?!

This article is an oldie but goodie (from 2012) and still as relevant as ever. Yoga has been a growing fad in the past few years that is typically viewed as a safe form of exercise and/or stretching. Although there are potential benefits to practicing yoga such as lowered blood pressure and improved mood among other benefits, a growing body of medical evidence reveals that practicing yoga can be potentially dangerous.

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Jun12 2013

Standing desks!

Ball chairs have historically been used as a way to activate core musculature and reduce low back pain. Ball chairs burn, on average, about 4 more calories per hour than sitting on regular chairs.

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Jun10 2013

Concussions?

A concussion is a blow to the head that causes a change in consciousness such as feeling dazed, confused, forgetful, or nauseous. Concussions can also lead to lingering headaches, memory loss, dizziness, and balance problems.

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May20 2013

Foot pain? Bunions?

A bunion is a bony bump on the base of the big toe that is caused by the big toe pointing towards the other toes and forcing out the base of the bone attached to it. Bunions can be a source of great pain, swelling, and tenderness due to the structural changes that occur in the foot along with the use of improper footwear.

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May14 2013

Sit Up Straight!

Throughout the ages, parents and teachers have always scolded children to sit up straight. It turns out that they were right all along – sitting up straight is beneficial to the body in many ways.

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