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January 31, 2016Health News You Can Use

Too Much Sitting Can Be Deadly, Even With Exercise

Regular exercise doesn’t erase the higher risk of serious illness or premature death that comes from sitting too much each day, a new review reveals. Combing through 47 prior studies, Canadian researchers found that prolonged daily sitting was linked to significantly higher odds of heart disease, diabetes, cancer and dying. And even if study participants exercised regularly, the accumulated evidence still […]

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January 27, 2016Health News You Can Use

9 Physical Therapist Tips to Help You Age Well

We can’t stop time. Or can we? The right type and amount of physical activity can help stave off many age-related health problems. Physical therapists, who are movement experts, prescribe physical activity that can help you overcome pain, gain and maintain movement, and preserve your independence—often helping you avoid the need for surgery or long-term use of […]

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January 23, 2016Health News You Can Use

Widespread Pain is Creating Widespread Prescription Drug Use

An estimated 126.1 million adults have felt some pain in the past 3 months, and 25.3 million adults suffer from pain daily, according to a recent study featured in the Journal of Pain (Estimates of Pain Prevalence and Severity in Adults: United States, 2012 – August 2015). Meanwhile, 14.4 million adults were classified as having “the highest […]

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January 18, 2016Health News You Can Use

4 Ways to Stick With a Fitness Plan

Think tracking the numbers on the scale motivates you? Think again. “External feedback, like focusing on pounds lost or how your clothes fit, isn’t sustainable for most people,” says Michelle  Segar, Ph.D., a psychologist and the author of No Sweat. “You may see results one day or week, but when you don’t, you won’t want to exercise.” Segar, […]

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January 14, 2016Health News You Can Use

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

About 1.5 million people in the United States have rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic autoimmune disease causing pain, swelling, stiffness and loss of function in the joints. A healthy immune system protects the body by attacking foreign bacteria and viruses, but an autoimmune disease causes the body to mistakenly attack healthy tissue. The […]

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