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Every day, an average adult loses more than 10 cups of water simply by sweating, breathing and eliminating waste, according to the Mayo Clinic. During the hot summer months, this amount can easily increase. If a person does not compensate by replenishing his/her water supply, a potentially life-threatening condition can occur – dehydration. While mild

Vacations are great for reducing stress levels, but they can derail a healthy fitness regimen. Without their regular equipment and surroundings to help them maintain a healthy lifestyle, many people feel uncomfortable and lack their usual amount of energy. In fact, even some of the most dedicated exercisers find it difficult to stick with a

With so many benefits to exercising, from losing weight to preventing cancer, you may overlook the very important role exercise plays in the health of your bones. Along with proper nutrition and bone health awareness, exercise is one of the main factors regarding building and maintaining healthy bones and the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis.

Common New Year’s resolutions are to lose weight, eat better, stop smoking, and exercise more. Giving yourself a personal goal for the New Year is a great way to make positive changes in your life. Time and time again, however, people tend to drift away from these resolutions after only a few months, returning to

If you’ve recently identified more excuses than reasons to visit the gym, you may be battling a case of boredom in your exercise routine. Simple, small changes in your normal regime may reunite your feet and the elliptical machine once again. Often times people forget that a periodic change in your routine can not only

Fourteen million Americans between the ages of 30 and 60 struggle with a skin disease that resembles teenage acne. Although these men and women are not experiencing the hormone changes that cause acne during the adolescent years, they suffer from an inflammatory skin disease that causes small, red bumps – rosacea. Rosacea is more common

“Osteoporosis is a disease that lowers bone mass and weakens bone tissue, explains Debra Spatz, DO, an osteopathic orthopedic physician. While it’s often considered an older person’s disease, it can strike at any age. Diet, Exercise and Lifestyle Dr. Spatz further explains that the most common injuries from the disease include hip, spine and wrist

Next time you check your heart rate for optimal fat-burning potential during a workout, consider checking your rhythm as well. Atrial fibrillation, also referred to as AF or A Fib, is a common heart rhythm disorder that results in a flutter in the heartbeat caused by a problem in the upper chambers, or atria, of

Has a muscle cramp ever woken you up in the middle of the night? Or stopped you in your tracks in the middle of an activity? If you’re like most people, chances are your answer is yes. Muscle cramps, or “charley horses” as they are sometimes called, are extremely common and occur when muscles involuntarily

As holiday parties fill the calendar, many of us may forget or neglect to consider food allergies. With a staggering 2 percent of American adults and 8 percent of American children estimated to suffer from some form of a food allergy, carelessness toward ingredients can cause more discomfort than the visiting in-laws. Because allergic reactions