THE COMMON CORE – A Healthy Day

Core strength is critical for everyday activities such as placing heavy grocery bags into the trunk of your automobile, carrying a gallon jug of milk from the refrigerator to the dining room table, and even walking to the mailbox. When your core strength is diminished, even bending over to pick up

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HARNESS THE POWER OF HYBRID VIGOR – A Healthy Day

Certain things in life just go together naturally. In the kitchen, peanut butter and jelly is a classic combination. Another such pairing is apple pie and ice cream. Other categories of life experience, such as human performance, prize the association of freedom and creativity. And in the field of

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ONE, TWO OR THREE MILES? – A Healthy Day

Even experienced exercisers sometimes find it difficult to know how much to do. For the beginner this uncertainty represents a significant stumbling block. Fortunately well-established guidelines and protocols exist to provide assistance to all exercisers, regardless of your skill level.

In general,

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MAKING SENSE OF GUIDELINES FOR CARE

Not too long ago, the Eighth Joint National Committee (originally commissioned by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute) released a new set of evidence-based guidelines for evaluation and treatment of hypertension (high blood pressure). The guidelines committee, comprised of 17 academics,

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MAKING SENSE OF GUIDELINES FOR CARE – A Healthy Day

Not too long ago, the Eighth Joint National Committee (originally commissioned by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute) released a new set of evidence-based guidelines for evaluation and treatment of hypertension (high blood pressure). The guidelines committee, comprised of 17 academics,

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THE LONG VIEW – A Healthy Day

In general most people pay close attention to auto maintenance. Whether the concern is tires, brakes, transmission, or windshield status, people make sure that their cars do what they need them to do. People count on their cars to perform effectively. No one wants a surprise, especially in a critical

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BEST TREATMENT FOR TRIGGER POINTS – A Healthy Day

Trigger points are painful nodules in muscular tissue, commonly found in the upper back, low back, and gluteal muscles. Trigger points are frequently chronic, persisting from day to day without much relief. When someone says, “My muscles are all in knots”, those knots are most likely trigger

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REPAIRING AN INJURED ROTATOR CUFF – A Healthy Day

As we get older, rotator cuff injuries become more common, a result of the natural aging process. A similar mechanism operates in the discs separating the vertebrae in your lower back. These cartilaginous structures lose water over time, becoming less flexible and more brittle as the decades roll

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REPLACEMENT PARTS: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW – A Healthy Day

If you’ve ever been involved in a motor vehicle collision, you’re probably familiar with the term “replacement parts” or “crash parts”. Your auto insurance company will usually offer to repair your car using after-market bumpers, door panels, wheel assemblies, and

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EFFECTIVE DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF LOW BACK PAIN – A Healthy Day

Here’s an all-too-common situation. You develop low back pain that lasts for more than a few days and you’re uncomfortable enough to go see your primary care physician. He or she tells you it’s not clear what’s going on and sends you for a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) study

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HEALTH STATISTICS AND YOU – A Healthy Day

We are awash in numbers, thanks in large part to the proliferation of personal mobile devices and the wrong-headed use of so-called big data.1But applying statistical tools to the same set of data can support competing theories and lead to contradictory results. Such conflicting outcomes, known as

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CHECKMATE – A Healthy Day

In chess, checkmate occurs when a player’s king is under attack and has no safe place to go. The king is threatened and every possible escape route is blocked. Such an existential condition, an allegorical “no exit,” is known as checkmate.

In life, a person may be similarly threatened

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THE FAST LANE – A Healthy Day

Driving fast is not necessarily a good thing. We want to get where we’re going as quickly as possible, but we also want to arrive safely. If we drive too fast, we may encounter all sorts of problems. If we drive too slow, we’re wasting time and may be causing traffic problems behind us.

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THE BEST DEFENSE IS A GOOD OFFENSE – A Healthy Day

Whether you live in the United States, Canada, or Western Europe, your health care decision-making is impacted by the type of health insurance available. In the United States, a fee-for-service system implies that you will be paying for some or all of the costs of every service used on your behalf.

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THE PROBLEM OF RADIATING PAIN – A Healthy Day

Many people experience radiating pain as a component of neck pain or low back pain. A person with neck pain might have pain that radiates down the arm, possibly into the hand.1 A person with low back pain might have accompanying leg pain, possibly traveling into the foot. Such arm/hand pain or leg/foot

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IS 60 THE NEW 40?

“60 is the New 40” is more than a marketing slogan. The phrase is also a metaphor for optimism, as well as a metaphor for good health. How can 60 really be the new 40? First, there are the demographics. Forty years ago, when today’s 40-year-olds were just being born, 40 was a fairly

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TURN YOUR MEDICINE CHEST INTO A FIRST-AID CABINET – A Healthy Day

Many people have medicine chests in their bathroom, small shelving units filled with bottles of pills, capsules, and tablets. Others, instead, have first-aid and personal grooming cabinets in their bathrooms, containing rows of bandages, tubes of antiseptic, rubbing alcohol, and adhesive tape, as

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THE STRESS OF LIFE – A Healthy Day

“The Stress of Life” is a perennial bestseller by Hans Selye, written in 1956. Selye almost single-handedly introduced the notion of stress into the worldwide consciousness. By doing so, Selye changed the way we think about ourselves, our values, and how we conduct our lives.

As Selye observed,

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FREQUENT FLYING – A HEALTHY DAY

Most of us, at one time or another, have traveled for business. Some of us do this fairly often, and when we travel for business, we’re usually getting where we’re going by plane. Air travel used to be quick and easy. But lately, within the last ten years, maybe not so much. By now, we’re

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TENNIS, ANYONE? – A HEALTHY DAY

Repetitive stress injuries are typically very difficult to treat successfully. These injuries are the result of actions done repeatedly, frequently, and consistently over time. They’ve taken a long time to build up and, therefore, the healing process also requires a fair amount of time. Shin

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HOME IMPROVEMENT – A HELATHY DAY

You’ve finally decided to paint your kids’ bedrooms. Not only that, but you’re going to do it yourself. Congratulations. Or your rooftop gutters have become so filled with leaves that the only place for overflow rainwater to go is down the sides of your house and seep into the foundation,

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HOME IMPROVEMENT – A HEALTHY DAY

You’ve finally decided to paint your kids’ bedrooms. Not only that, but you’re going to do it yourself. Congratulations. Or your rooftop gutters have become so filled with leaves that the only place for overflow rainwater to go is down the sides of your house and seep into the foundation,

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FOOD COMBINING FOR GOOD HEALTH – A HEALTHY DAY

Most people are aware of the worldwide epidemics of diabetes and obesity. The World Health Organization definition of overweight is a body mass index (BMI) equal to or greater than 25. Obesity is defined as a BMI equal to or greater than 30.1 Worldwide obesity has doubled since 1980. In 2008, 35%

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DRIVERS EDUCATION – A HEALTHY DAY

We all know someone who has suffered a serious driving-related injury that had nothing to do with being involved in a motor vehicle accident. For example, turning your head suddenly and swiftly for a last minute check of your “blind spot” before changing lanes on the interstate could result

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CHIROPRACTIC CARE FOR SHORT-TERM AND LONG-TERM HEALTH – A HEALTHY DAY

Chiropractic care is the one form of health care that keeps on giving. Chiropractic care certainly helps people to recover from short-term health problems, but this powerful method of healing also helps people stay well and assists in preventing new problems from developing.

Your chiropractor treats

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