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Monthly Archives: January, 2012

Exercise: 7 benefits of regular physical activity, part 2

No. 5: Exercise promotes better sleep Struggling to fall asleep? Or to stay asleep? Regular physical activity can help you fall asleep faster and deepen your sleep. Just don’t exercise too close to bedtime, or you may be too energized to fall asleep. No. 6: Exercise puts the spark back into your sex life Do …

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Exercise: 7 benefits of regular physical activity, part 1

You know exercise is good for you, but do you know how good? From boosting your mood to improving your sex life, find out how exercise can improve your life. By Mayo Clinic staff Want to feel better, have more energy and perhaps even live longer? Look no further than exercise. The health benefits of …

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TMJ Case Study

This week we helped a client get relief from TMJ. TMJ is Temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMJ syndrome, is an umbrella term covering acute or chronic inflammation of the temporomandibular joint, which connects the mandible to the skull. It showed up in our client as pain when opening mouth for a large bite of food and a clicking noise in the joint.  Our job is to …

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10 Healthy Foods Under $1, part 2

6. Oranges (extra large navel oranges) Great for: Snacks, green salads, and fruit salads. What’s a serving? 1 large or extra large orange. Price per serving: 40 cents for a large orange and 79 cents for an extra large orange. Oranges sell for around $0.79 per pound, and a large orange is about 1/2 pound, …

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Why Massage Works

Massage works by softening tight painful muscle tissues, increasing circulation and releasing painful trigger points in the muscles. Massage works on many issues in the body such as stress, headaches, knee pain, limited range of motion, scar tissue and injuries. Massage circulates toxins out of the muscles and eliminates them through the lymphatic system. Massage …

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10 Healthy Foods Under $1, part 1

By Elaine  Magee, MPH, RD And Ronald  Adamany, MD, Jill  Adams, Shahreen  Abedin, Jane Meredith AdamsWebMD Feature Reviewed by Louise  Chang, MD Most of us don’t need to hear it or read it … we have felt it in our wallets every time we’ve gone to the grocery store. But just because food prices are …

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Do You Need Some Vegetarian High Protein Snacks Ideas?

by Stephanie on December 12, 2011 in Foods and Tips to Lose Weight,General One of the best tips for those desiring to get into shape is to cut the carbs and load up on protein, yet many vegetarians are overlooked when looking for higher protein snack ideas.// // . Many protein snacks ideas offer meat …

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Mayo Clinic – Massage: Get in touch with its many health benefits

A soothing massage can help you unwind, but that’s not all. Explore the possible health benefits and risks of massage therapy, plus what to expect. By Mayo Clinic staff Massage is no longer available only through luxury spas and upscale health clubs. Today, massage therapy is offered in businesses, clinics, hospitals and even airports. If …

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Five Surprising Benefits of Massage

The newest cure-all may be an ancient one: simple touch. The Chinese have been using massage for all kinds of medical conditions for centuries. Now, Western research is confirming that massage isn’t just for muscle pain. One of the most surprising findings: massage may help premature babies gain weight. When Tiffany Field, a professor of …

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The Benefits Of Massage, part 3

Profound EffectsIn response to massage, specific physiological and chemical changes cascade throughout the body, with profound effects. Research shows that with massage: Arthritis sufferers note fewer aches and less stiffness and pain. Asthmatic children show better pulmonary function and increased peak air flow. Burn injury patients report reduced pain, itching, and anxiety. High blood pressure …

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