What Actually Works for Weight Loss? 5 Proven Methods You Should Know

Spring is finally here. People can begin to dust off the walking and running shoes they bought for their new year’s resolution. If you happened to be one of the few that has kept up your resolution goals, congrats! Hopefully, the coming of spring can encourage people to choose active and healthy activities. The number…
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Exercise Treatment for Major Depression

It is estimated that in the United States in 2015, over 16 million adults experienced major depression. Depression can cause significant issues in daily life. While numerous treatments exist, one treatment that is gaining ground is exercise. Certain types of exercises have been shown to have anti-depressive effects. The positive effects of aerobic exercise, specifically,…
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Avoid Distracted Driving: Saving Lives, One Car Ride at a Time

Accidents happen. Someone accidently steps into a hole and twists an ankle. Someone accidently slips on the ice and breaks a bone. Someone accidentally gives a fist pump in celebration right into the face of a teammate. Someone else reads a text message on the way to work and “accidentally” crashes their car, injuring themselves…
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Knee Osteoarthritis Interventions: Choosing Wisely

When it comes to your health and the health of the ones you love, it can be hard to navigate the medical community and get the best treatment with the least amount of cost. With the rising costs of health care, it is important that patients and physicians choose wisely when it involves certain health…
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Too Quick to Cut the Carpal Tunnel?

Carpal tunnel syndrome makes up almost 50% of injuries in the workplace. Pain of the wrist or hand, impairments of hand function, and impaired pinch strength can be common traits of carpal tunnel syndrome. Missing work is a common occurrence with carpal tunnel surgery, and this can have a large impact on finances of employees…
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Shoulder Resistance Training: 3 Crucial Mistakes You’re Making

Resistance training, or weight lifting, is recommended for almost all ages. Resistance training is great for improving lean muscle mass, strength, power, endurance, and overall health. You might think, “Well, I don’t have any problems right now, so why do I need to lift weights?” Besides all of its great general health benefits, arguably one…
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Diabetes’ Impact on Muscles, Joints, and Bones

People with diabetes are at an increased risk for many medical conditions.  These medical conditions may include decreased sensation in the feet, heart, and blood vessels issues, kidney problems, and difficulty healing wounds on the feet. These are common problems that many people are aware of. Other issues with joints and muscles, though, often get…
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4 Major Lower Body Muscles’ Impact on Flexibility and Function

Muscles do a wonderful job of supporting all of the bones in the body. Each muscle has been intricately designed for a purpose. Some muscles work primarily to move the body and others work to position and support. It is the complex coordination of hundreds of muscles that allows a range of activities from walking…
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13 Health Facts That Might Surprise You!

Are you a pop quiz or fun fact expert? Think you know everything there is to know about health and fitness? These health facts may surprise you!   Sitting for over three hours every day can cut up to two years off of your life expectancy. (1)   Laughing 100 times a day is comparable…
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Kids’ Bodies are Begging: “Less Sugar Please!”

Today’s youth are feeling the effects of sugary diets, and as adults, we need to make sure they start eating and drinking less sugar daily.  Alarming statistics show that over 60% of children have one sugar-sweetened beverage on a given day (1). Even worse, over 30% have two or more sugar-sweetened beverages each day. Now…
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