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In today’s increasingly sedentary culture, we all know it’s important to move more. However, not all exercises are created equal. Circuit workouts can get boring, while going to the gym can be frustrating. If you find that you’re going back and forth between exercises, or maybe you’re new to exercise and are overwhelmed by all the fad workouts available, it may be time to go back to some of the healthiest, oldest forms of exercise. Among these is bike riding, which can end up being healthier for your body and your mind. Bike Riding Burns Calories The calorie-scorching effects of…

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There’s no denying the negative health risks associated with the typical American job that involves sitting for extended periods of time. Prolonged sitting is defined as more than three hours a day. However, it is estimated that over 80% of U.S. workers sit for the entire day at their job, typically anywhere from 6 to 12 hours.Extensive periods of sitting on a prolonged basis have been linked to increased risk of cardiovascular disease, obesity, type 2 diabetes, spinal stress, weak muscles, certain types of cancer, and a wealth of other negative health effects. There are simple exercises you can do…

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Oral, Head & Neck Cancer Awareness Week runs from April 7-14, and it’s as good a time to learn about the different ways that you can keep these deadly cancers at bay. The CDC says that over 53,000 people will be diagnosed with oral cancer alone over the course of this year. The CDC also says that, on average, one person will die from it every hour of every day of the year. Combined, there will be 650,000 new cases of all three types in the United States alone. It doesn’t have to be this way, and there are ways…

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Everybody experiences stress from time to time. The good news is that stress is something that you can keep under control. There are several things that you can do to de-stress. Breathe Deeply Breathing deeply is one of the ways that you can instantly call stress. Deep breathing helps slow down your heart rate and lower your blood pressure. It also gives you the extra oxygen that you need. Identify What Stresses You One of the keys to managing your stress is to find out what is stressing you. It may be impossible for you to remove all of the…

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Diabetes is a lifelong disorder that can impact your health and well being drastically if not treated properly. It is important to be in tune with your body and understand what certain symptoms may mean for your health. Diabetes is a disease that is characterized by a dysfunction in the production of insulin. Insulin allows the body to process glucose (i.e., sugar) from the blood and into cells, which then convert the glucose into energy. There are several signs and symptoms that may lead to a possible diagnosis of diabetes. It is important to remember that diabetes should be treated…

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Positioned on either side of the spine is an organ called a kidney. But, while most people have two of them, medical research has shown that the body can survive with just one. That is why it is possible for a person to be able to donate a kidney to someone who matches their blood type. In order to compensate for the extra burden, the remaining kidney will simply increase in size over time. The main reason why people need a kidney donation is because they have some type of disease that has damaged their kidneys though Below are some…

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Oral health care affects your overall health whether it’s good or bad. Poor oral health care has been linked to the onset of diabetes, heart disease, heart attack, stroke, and various forms of cancer. Good oral health can reduce your risk of developing such serious health problems over time, yet this still isn’t enough to encourage many people to visit the dentist more regularly. Whether you’ve gone a long time between dental visits or you simply need a new dentist to handle your regularly scheduled check-ups, you must know what to ask when searching for a new dental professional. Your…

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Approximately 1 in 10 women are affected by endometriosis. Many of the symptoms go undetected, but there are many more that aren’t treated.  This could be because women are either embarrassed or aren’t sure what the symptoms could mean. There are also many women who aren’t treated due to the medical professional not knowing what they’re looking for. This could be lack of knowing the woman’s symptoms or even not understanding the symptoms. So, what is endometriosis? It is defined as “a condition resulting from the appearance of endometrial tissue outside the uterus and causing pelvic pain”. Some of the…

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Being able to exercise on a regular basis is extremely important. Not only is exercise necessary to have good cardio fitness and maintain a healthy weight, but it can also help to improve your mood and reduce stress. While it can be easy to get outside and exercise or workout at the gym when it is warm and sunny out, exercising in the winter is much harder. For many people, it can seem impossible as simply getting into their cold car and driving to the gym will seem like a daunting task. Fortunately, there are a variety of exercises that…

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The increase of breast cancer among women has raised the alarm and the need for women to observe breast health. Research has shown that early detection leads to initial treatment which increases the chances of eliminating cancer. Breast self-examination is a simple procedure that a woman can perform to detect breast cancer early on. Why Is it Important Self-examination is critical in observing the changes that might have taken place in your breasts. The abnormal signs that may be seen will guide and force you to look for medical experts for further consultation. Research has proven that self-examination is a…

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