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6 ways to use your mind to control pain

Posted by on Nov 8, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Source:  Harvard Women’s Health Watch Relaxation, meditation, positive thinking, and other mind-body techniques can help reduce your need for pain medication. Drugs are very good at getting rid of pain, but they often have unpleasant, and even serious, side effects when used for a long time. If you have backache, fibromyalgia, arthritis, or other chronic pain that interferes with your daily life, you may be looking for a way to relieve discomfort that doesn’t involve drugs. Some age-old techniques—including meditation and yoga—as well as newer variations may help reduce your need for pain medication. To continue reading please click here...

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Why Losing Weight at Any Age Can Save You Up to $30,000

Posted by on Oct 24, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Source:  NBC News There are numerous benefits to maintaining a healthy weight, but what if we thought about these benefits not just in terms of our lifestyle, but also in terms of our bank accounts? A new study from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health approached the topic with this very question in mind. Researchers looked at the costs associated with obesity (considering both direct medical costs as well as work productivity losses) and calculated how those expenses play out over a lifetime. Here’s an example: Say you’re 40 years old and have obesity (a BMI of 30.0 or higher). If you drop enough pounds to then qualify as overweight (a BMI of 25.0 to under 30) you stand to save an average of $18,262. If you get down to what is medically classified as a normal weight (a BMI ranging between 18.5 to under 25), you could save nearly twice as much: $31,447. While your savings values peak at the age of 50 (amounting to as much as $36,278), the study found that losing weight at any age, even beyond 80 years old can save you money. To continue reading please click here...

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Protein discovery may improve treatments for diabetic eye disease

Posted by on Oct 24, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Source:  Medical News Today / By Catharine Paddock PhD / 10/24/2017 Recent research has discovered a protein that plays a key role in diabetes-related vision loss, which may lead to better treatments for a major cause of blindness and might also have implications for other diseases, including cancer. In a report published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, researchers at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City describe what they found about the protein, which is known as ADP-ribosylation factor 6 (ARF6), and its role in diabetic retinopathy. To continue reading please click here...

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Hidden disabilities: Pain beneath the surface

Posted by on Jul 7, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Source:  BBC Imagine having to inject yourself thousands of times over the course of your lifetime, but never talking about it to anyone. Many people live with hidden disabilities – conditions which don’t have physical signs but are painful, exhausting and isolating. Sympathy and understanding from others can often be in short supply. Simon Magnus, Georgia Macqueen Black, Erika North and Natasha Lipman explain what it’s like to have a hidden disability, which some of your friends and family may silently be dealing with. To continue reading please click here...

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9 MICRO WORKOUTS YOU SHOULD DO EVERY DAY

Posted by on Jun 2, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Source:  https://life.spartan.com/post/9-micro-workouts-you-should-do-every-day Of all the excuses I hear about missing a workout, the lamest by far is “I was too busy.” Too busy to keep yourself healthy? Extend your life? Ensure you’re around to walk your daughter down the aisle or toss your grandson into the air? Here’s a simple solution for you: Spend a half-hour at lunch and five minutes every hour at work doing some sort of physical exercise. Over an eight-hour work day, that’s an hour of activity. You’ll get fit pretty quickly. Exercising in five-minute bursts will keep you alert and motivated. It’s been proven to increase workplace productivity. Here are 10 micro-workouts that I know you can fit into your day. To continue reading please click here...

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Tired of being fatigued

Posted by on Apr 26, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Source:  Harvard Men’s Health Watch / Published: April, 2017 Weariness, tiredness, lack of energy. There are many ways to describe those times when you are so fatigued you can’t do anything. Often you bounce back after a quick rest or a good night’s sleep, but if fatigue is occurring more often and lasting longer, it could be a sign of something more serious. “Men may chalk up fatigue to aging, but there is no reason you should battle ongoing fatigue,” says Dr. Suzanne Salamon, a geriatric physician with Harvard-affiliated Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. “Everyone gets tired sometimes, and your endurance may decline with age — you may not move as fast and sometimes tire quicker — but you should never be too fatigued to enjoy an active lifestyle.” To continue reading this article please click here...

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I tried the science-backed 7-minute fitness routine that’s going viral, and it actually works

Posted by on Apr 21, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Source:  Business Insider /  Erin Brodwin  / Apr 20, 2017, 11:12 AM ET When I first heard about the 7-Minute Workout, an app that promises the benefits of a sweaty bike ride and a trip to the gym in just a few minutes, I thought it was all hype. But as it turns out, the app, well, works you out. I tried it for the first time last year, and I’m still hooked, so I recently got in touch with Chris Jordan, the director of exercise physiology at the Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute and the person behind the Johnson & Johnson Official 7 Minute Workout, to get some insight into how it works. For me, the app is perfect for weekends, or when I can’t make it to a yoga class, or as something fun to do with a friend at home. First things first: The entire workout really takes just 7 minutes. Initially, I was skeptical I could accomplish this much in such a narrow time frame. To continue reading this article please click here...

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An Hour of Running May Add 7 Hours to Your Life

Posted by on Apr 13, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Source:  New York Times / By GRETCHEN REYNOLDS / APRIL 12, 2017 Running may be the single most effective exercise to increase life expectancy, according to a new review and analysis of past research about exercise and premature death. The new study found that, compared to nonrunners, runners tended to live about three additional years, even if they run slowly or sporadically and smoke, drink or are overweight. No other form of exercise that researchers looked at showed comparable impacts on life span. The findings come as a follow-up to a study done three years ago, in which a group of distinguished exercise scientists scrutinized data from a large trove of medical and fitness tests conducted at the Cooper Institute in Dallas. That analysis found that as little as five minutes of daily running was associated with prolonged life spans. After that study was released, the researchers were inundated with queries from fellow scientists and the general public, says Duck-chul Lee, a professor of kinesiology at Iowa State University and a co-author of the study. Some people asked if other activities, such as walking, were likely to be as beneficial as running for reducing mortality risks. Click here to continue reading...

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Improving your mobility

Posted by on Apr 6, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Source:  Harvrad Medical School A fundamental goal of healthy aging is to keep walking as long as possible. Barring an injury or disabling disease, most of us think of the ability to walk as a defining capability of the human body. Of course, people who lose their ability to walk can still retain mobility through wheelchairs and assistive devices, and they can have full and happy lives. But there’s no reason why most people can’t keep walking their whole lives. It’s important to stay active in order to maintain this ability—or, if you haven’t been active for a while, to start with whatever simple measures it takes to boost your level of activity and start improving mobility. To continue reading this article please click here...

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New Spinal Cord Treatment Lets Paralyzed Man Stand for the First Time in Years

Posted by on Apr 6, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Source:  https://futurism.com / by Karla Lant Researchers at the Mayo Clinic successfully used intense physical therapy and electrical stimulation on the spinal cord to help a patient stand, intentionally move his paralyzed legs, and make step-like motions. These were the first movements the patient had experienced in his legs in three years. 26-year-old Jered Chinnock injured his spinal cord at the sixth thoracic vertebrae three years ago. He could not move or feel anything lower than the middle of his back, and was diagnosed with a motor complete spinal cord injury. At the outset of the study, Chinnock underwent 22 weeks of physical therapy with three training sessions per week. His training goal was to prepare his muscles so they would be strong enough to attempt the physical tasks while his spinal cord was being stimulated. To continue reading this article please click here...

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