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Archive Monthly Archives: January 2017

Crunches vs. Sit Ups

Crunches vs. Sit Ups: The Winner Is…

When it comes to the reduction of lower back pain, improvement of posture, and maintenance of health, strengthening your core is important. While many people long for a trim and slim core, most don’t know the most effective way to achieve this. Although sit-ups and crunches work abdominal muscles differently, these two exercises are at […]

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Going to Bed Hungry Good or Bad

Is Going to Bed Hungry Good or Bad for Health and Weight Loss?

There has been much debate in recent years as to how eating close to bedtime impacts weight loss and overall health. Numerous sources state differing claims from either side of the fence… A general consensus is that keeping caloric intake reduced in the last hours before resting fares well for weight loss and management. That […]

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The Guide to Good (HDL) and Bad (LDL) Cholesterol

The Guide to Good (HDL) and Bad (LDL) Cholesterol

In recent years, health professionals have held a variety of positions on the role of cholesterol in maintaining good health. Cholesterol has been transformed from a compound that should be avoided into one that has both “good” and “bad” forms. The question that many people have is what kinds of cholesterol are considered healthy and […]

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Aspirin Reduce Cancer Risk

How Aspirin Can Reduce Your Cancer Risk Significantly

A growing body of research indicates that aspirin may play a role in preventing certain types of cancer. One of the largest studies suggests that daily aspirin intake can reduce the risk of esophageal, colorectal, stomach and prostate cancers. The next question most people will ask is — should I take aspirin every day to […]

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hair or scalp problem

Listerine in Hair: Good for Dandruff and an Itchy Scalp?

Unless you live in an area where it snows year-round, it can be hard to explain away the white flakes lining your collar and shoulders. Dandruff does no one any favors, and although it is nothing more than dead flakes of skin, it gives pretty much everyone the creeps! According to The Daily Mail, dermatologists […]

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sensitivity

Hyperesthesia – Everything You Need to Know

Hyperesthesia is considered a type of neuropathic pain and is, therefore, caused by a disorder of the nervous system. It can be a bewildering and distressing condition, for there are many variations and it also has multiple possible causes. Determining the cause of this disorder is rarely straightforward. Fortunately, there are many possible treatments, including […]

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Crawling Baby

5 Ways To Make Homes Healthier For Crawling Children

For most parents, the health of their children is the most important thing in their lives. It doesn’t matter what age the child is, there are always things out there that can negatively impact their health.  Sadly, many of those things are found right inside the child’s own home. The good news though is that […]

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What is Koilonychia

Koilonychia (Spoon Nails – Definition, Causes, Treatment)

Apart from the fact that maintaining thin and brittle nails is a difficult task, disfigured nails can cause low self-esteem, especially in teenagers. Such are the effects of Koilonychia. It also involves a lot of pain… Unfortunately, many people have little if any knowledge of this disorder, even though it is relatively common. Attaining a […]

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Reverse Plank Exercise

Reverse Plank Exercise Benefits

The plank is a fitness mainstay for good reason. It’s one of the best exercises out there for your abs, and it doesn’t require any equipment. For many people, though, the plank may start to feel pretty stale after a while. One way to mix it up, and to work other muscles in the process, […]

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