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Moving beyond pain medication

A prescription painkiller could make a big difference for those suffering from acute pain. But is it absolutely necessary to put these chemicals into your body? Can they cause harm? At what point do the disadvantages outweigh the benefits? Take … Continue reading

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Participating in Mental, Social, and Physical Leisure Activities and Having a Rich Social Network Reduce the Incidence of Diabetes-Related Dementia in a Cohort of Swedish Older Adults (Original Research)

Authors: Anna Marseglia, Hui-Xin Wang, Debora Rizzuto, Laura Fratiglioni, Weili Xu. https://doi.org/10.2337/dc18-1428 Abstract OBJECTIVE The effect of a healthy lifestyle on diabetes-related dementia remains unknown. We examined whether an active lifestyle and rich social network may counteract the increased risk of … Continue reading

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I used to play outside as a kid… What kids these days are missing out on?

Playing outside used to be the norm. Today, children spend most of their free time in front of a screen of some sort. Generally, they go outdoors only for organised sports or activities (which are often completely driven by parent … Continue reading

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Just how bad is your posture?

Are you slouching your way to an early death? Your posture says a lot about your health. Your neck pain, headaches, back twinges and persistent tiredness could all be pointing to one thing: Poor posture. What is good posture? Basically, … Continue reading

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Facts about Holistic Personal Training

A holistic healing method incorporates treating the entire person rather than just focusing on one ailment. Nowadays, it is more and more common that a Personal Training embraces the entire well-being of the individual, instead of addressing issues only to … Continue reading

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5 reasons to STOP pain medication and START Physical Therapy

As we age, our bodies develop pain that can be from several different causes. Taking pain medication daily can be harsh on our organs and eventually build up a tolerance making the medications less effective and possibly addictive. Physical therapy … Continue reading

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Study carried out on ninety-year-olds reveals the benefits of strength training as physical exercise

After doing specific training for 12 weeks, people over the age of 90 improved their strength, power and muscle mass Results were reflected in the increase of walking speed, a greater capacity to get out of  chairs, improvement on balance, … Continue reading

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Remain positive: Win the recovery battle with the help of positive thoughts

Have you heard of or read Norman Vincent Peale’s ‘The Power of Positive Thinking’ (1952)? This self-improvement classic has inspired countless people over the years in a variety of fields. While Peale is often criticised for the religious overtones of … Continue reading

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Is warming up and cooling down a waste of time?

You must have seen athletes warming up before their competitions. Why do they do it? Well, it has multiple benefits. If you have ever struggled with muscle soreness after exercise, maybe it was because you skipped the warm-up. The warm-up … Continue reading

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Better rehabilitation starts in the mind

If you’re in rehabilitation, you probably had a major surgery, an accident which knocked you out of action for some time, or you’re suffering from overuse injuries. Or you may be trying to get back to active sports from a … Continue reading

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