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Winterize Your Body by: Dave Hopkins, M.S. NSCA-CSCS, TSAC-F An average walking gait primarily involves only one foot being in contact with the ground at one time. So, it’s imperative to incorporate exercises that focus on balance and rotational movements into your regular exercise regimen. Ice and snow create an additional layer of instability, causing

Heart Disease – Know Your Risk! February is American Heart Month, which promotes adopting healthy lifestyles to prevent heart disease. There are also risk factors that contribute to heart disease and ways to manage such risks. Currently half of all Americans have at least 1 of 3 key risk factors for heart disease: High Blood

Regular meetings with your primary care physician are important to ensure good health and wellness. Many people think that if they are healthy, they can skip an annual wellness visit, but this isn’t the case. A wellness visit is your opportunity to discuss your health and to bring forward any new or existing concerns. It

Manageable Goals and Portion Control According to a number of Top 10 lists for New Year’s resolutions, fitness-related goals rank among the most popular. These goals include exercising for appearance, weight loss, to quit smoking/drinking, or for lowering LDL cholesterol and blood pressure. Research has supported that after six months, less than 50% of people

Diabetes is a serious disease. Left unmanaged, it can damage many parts of the body, leading to suffering and death. But there is good news: diabetes complications can be prevented or delayed by properly managing blood glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Eating healthy, taking prescribed medications and being physically active can help lower the

While it’s not always easy to get to your doctor, it’s important to know that there are some examinations that don’t always need to be performed by a physician. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women; there is a 1 in 8 chance that a woman will develop breast cancer in her lifetime.

In the United States, it is reported that one of every five students in schools report being bullied. That number is likely significantly higher due to cyber bullying; bullying that occurs online, texts, social media, or video game platforms. What exactly is bullying ? The answer is not as simple as we may think, but

From the rise of juice bars to the boom in the juicer market, juice fasts have become the hottest trend for people seeking to boost their immune system. Enthusiasts have claimed that juice fasting ”which requires a steady consumption of only fruit and vegetable juice to obtain nutrition”can flush the body of toxins, improve digestion

Are shortness of breath and a cough signs of a mild cold or the flu? Or, could they be something much more serious, like pneumonia? Making an accurate determination can be difficult without all the facts. While most people are familiar with pneumonia, not as many are aware of the symptoms associated with this potentially

Summer’s unbearable temperatures can lead to something even more uncomfortable – heat rash, also known as prickly heat, an itchy red rash that causes a stinging or prickly sensation. Though it’s common in infants, heat rash also can affect adults, especially during hot, humid weather. Gary L. Peterson, D.O., an osteopathic family practice physician from