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February 28, 2016Health News You Can Use

Stand Up Straight

Has anyone ever told you, “Stand up straight!” or scolded you for slouching at a family dinner? Comments like that might be annoying—but they’re not wrong. Your posture is the foundation for every movement your body makes and can determine how well your body adapts to the stresses on it. Murat Dalkilinç gives the pros […]

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February 22, 2016Health News You Can Use

5 Ways to Prepare Your Body for Pregnancy

Ensure that your body is ready to carry a baby by addressing before pregnancy any pain or problems associated with posture or weakness. Here are some physical therapist tips for helping to prepare your body for pregnancy and to guard against musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction during and after it. 1. Strengthen your pelvic muscles. To strengthen your muscles, […]

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February 17, 2016Health News You Can Use

Workplace Wellness

Working at a computer work station all day can take a toll on the body. Repetitive activities and lack of mobility can contribute to aches, pains, and eventual injuries. Sitting at a desk while using the keyboard for hours on a day to day basis can result in poor circulation to joints and muscles, it […]

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February 13, 2016Health News You Can Use

They Call it Prehab: Starting Cancer Patients on Rehab Before Treatment

Cancer patients who start rehabilitation before they begin treatment may recover more quickly from surgery, chemotherapy or radiation, some specialists say. But insurance coverage for “prehabilitation,” as it’s called, can be spotty, especially if the aim is to prevent problems rather than treat existing ones. It seems intuitive that people’s health during and after invasive […]

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February 9, 2016Health News You Can Use

Here’s How Much You Should Stand Each Day

We know that the amount of time we spend sitting each day wreaks havoc on our health, and in a new paper, researchers show that spending just two hours standing or moving around instead of sitting may have a real positive impact on our health. In the new study published Thursday in the European Heart Journal, researchers had 782 […]

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