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Category: General Wellness

Oct 18, 2010

Osteoporosis Prevention With Exercise at Home: Part 2 of 2

While there is no cure for osteoporosis, being proactive can prevent, slow or stop the progression of this disease. As discussed in last week’s column, a healthy lifestyle, avoiding smoking and excessive alcohol use, a well - balanced diet – rich in calcium and vitamin D, and weight –bearing exercises – such as walking and weight training are essential in the prevention and treatment of this disease. 

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Sep 27, 2010

Steamtown Marathon Runners: Remember to Hydrate

Proper hydration is essential for the comfort and safety of the recreational and serious athlete. Hydration is critical to maintain cardiovascular function, body temperature and muscle performance.

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Sep 13, 2010

Exercise and Cancer Prevention: Race for the Cure Part 2 of 2

To prevent cancer, doctors recommend that you avoid smoking cigarettes, chewing tobacco, drinking alcohol, and eating preservatives and artificial sweeteners. And there is a growing body of scientific evidence that physical activity and exercise can be used as a primary prevention against cancer.

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Aug 2, 2010

Spend Time Outdoors--It's Good For You!

It is reported that Americans spend 90% of their lives indoors and that number increases with age. The truth of the matter is the risk of being one with nature is far less than the ill effects of a life stuck indoors. Please consider the following benefits of spending time outdoors.

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Jul 19, 2010

Dehydration and the Elderly - Part 3 of 3 - Prevent Dehydration

Because of the possibility of the life-threatening, and at best life-altering, consequences of dehydration, prevention is best defense against dehydration. Consider some of the following practical tips to promote optimal hydration.

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Jul 12, 2010

Dehydration and the Elderly - Part 2 of 3 - Benefits of Adequate Hydration

Fluid balance is vital for body functions. If you are elderly or care for the elderly, understand that this may be one problem that you can often control. It is important for you to understand the many conditions complicated by dehydration.

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Jul 5, 2010

Dehydration and the Elderly - Part 1 of 3

Summer heat is here and the risk of dehydration continues for one specific group, the elderly. Age, diet, illness and medications are some of the many reasons why elders suffer from dehydration not only in the summer heat, but year round.

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Jun 28, 2010

High Heels Look Like Heaven But Feel Like Hell!

Today, women have suffered great physical pain to continue this fashion trend popularized by every Playboy model and Miss America swimsuit contestant. High Heels – Look Like Heaven But Feel Like Hell! Recent research supports the fact that these fashion stilts are unhealthy.

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Jun 22, 2010

Relaxation Techniques to Improve Sleep

Last week this column discussed “The Top Ten Tips for Better Sleep.” One tip, relaxation, visualization and breathing techniques has great value as a natural sleep aid and warrants further discussion.

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Jun 14, 2010

Top Ten Tips for Better Sleep

Recently, I received an email from a reader who asked me if I thought sleep has a significant impact on health and wellness. The short answer is yes.

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