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10,000 Steps to Better Health

Do you have any idea how many steps you take each day? Could you even guess? Several studies conducted in both Japan and the United States have determined that you should walk 10,000 steps a day. That’s about five miles (8 km). Estimates indicate that roughly 64% of American adults are overweight; of that, about […]

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Cranial Nerves and Their Functions

Did you know that there are 12 pairs of cranial nerves that perform some highly sophisticated functions? Some of these direct the activities of our muscles, some relay information from the sensory organs to the brain, and some are linked to internal organs such as the heart and lungs. Injuries to the neck and head […]

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Oh My Aching Head!

It’s back again – that dull steady pain that starts at the back of your head and moves forward, making you feel as though your head is being squeezed in a vice. Sometimes it lasts for a half hour, other times it may last for weeks on end. Tension headaches, also known as stress headaches, […]

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Are You a Log? A Starfish?

Sleeping used to be simple. You climbed into bed, pulled up the covers and closed your eyes. Today, it takes a consulting firm to figure out all the choices – conventional mattress or air, posturpedic or tempurpedic, ergonomic pillow or Scandinavian goose down? And what about sleeping positions? It turns out they have names, and […]

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The Rodney Dangerfield on our Backs

The cervical spine – that is, the upper seven of our vertebrae – must surely rank among the most under-appreciated and most vital parts of our body. Its 37 separate joints endlessly allow the head and neck to move atop the torso – all the while obeying constant commands from the special senses and reflex […]

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Tips for Living Better, Longer

In the 1920’s, the average life expectancy was 54; today the average life expectancy is 78. And more and more people are living to be 100. So what happened over the last 90 years and how can you improve your chances of living a long, active and healthy life? Improvements in diet, nutrition, water supply, […]

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Do What You Love, Love What You Do

How many people jump out of bed every day, rush through their shower and dressing routine and fly out the door because they just can’t wait to get to work? No? Doesn’t sound like you or anyone you know? Hmmmm… that’s really sad, because you shouldn’t have to simply endure a job to live, it […]

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Why is Time So Hard to Manage?

Do you go to work every day and come home feeling like you’ve gotten nothing accomplished? Is multi-tasking okay for everyone else but not for you? Is your desk a mountain of paper that you push from one side to the other each day and the pile just keeps getting higher? Sounds as though time […]

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Circadian What?

Have you ever heard the term “Circadian Dysrhythmia”? It’s hard to even say it let alone know what it means! Circadian Dysrhythmia is a fancy medical term for “jet lag”! You experience jet lag when there’s a disruption in your circadian rhythm – your body’s natural 24-hour clock – due to travel across time zones. […]

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Is Chocolate Good For You?

The very word, “chocolate,” brings to mind images of a melt-in-your-mouth, rich and decadent substance that can be both a comfort food and special treat! Dentists and conscientious parents shun chocolate because of its sugar content, which promotes tooth decay, and Xanthine, a chemical that has properties similar to caffeine. However, there actually are some […]

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