9 Important Steps To Reduce Computer Pains

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Is your computer and body position causing you undue stress and pain? A poor computer workstation causes bad posture which leads to neck and shoulder pain, headaches, back pain, and carpal tunnel syndrome. In this article, we discuss standing workstations, sitting on stability balls, and the 9 most important computer tips for desktop, notebook and tablet users.   Screen Glare: Whatever device you are using, position yourself and the device so light sources are directly to your right or left in order to minimize screen glare. The light…

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Avoiding Too Much of This May Save Your Life

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There are many things you can do to live a longer, healthier life. Eating nutritious food and maintaining excellent posture are two important factors. The third is imperative if you want to balance your lifestyle for many healthy years to come.  We have discussed in a previous article how sitting has been shown to increase the likelihood of people dying sooner. More recently, newer studies have shown sitting for long periods increases your risk of diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and early death! The most surprising…

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This Prevents Heart Disease, Stroke and Diabetes as Effectively as Medication

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If you or someone you know is taking statins for cholesterol, beta blockers for heart disease, diuretics for heart failure or anticoagulants for stroke, this has been found to be just as effective as these expensive, toxic medications. A recent study has found exercise is more effective than drugs after you have had a stroke and just as effective at preventing heart disease and diabetes. Regular exercise is very effective in reducing the risk of death from a second heart attack, rehabilitation after a stroke,…

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6 Steps to Having a Youthful, Energetic and Healthy Lifestyle For The Rest of Your Life

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As you progress in age, would you like to avoid the crippling effects of arthritis, chronic searing joint and back pain, sluggish depleting energy and the fear of illness and disease?  Would you rather have youthful energy, healthy and strong joints, the confidence to live without the fear of disease and participate at any activity level you desire?    If you want a life like this for the rest of your life, there are 6 steps you need to take to achieve these goals: Restore…

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Biggest Threats to Your Brain Power

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Since your brain controls all of the functions of your body, doesn’t it make sense to take care of it so it can take care of you?  There are several serious threats to your brain.  Many of these are lurking in your food.  Avoiding these threats and feeding your brain what it needs to stay strong and healthy will ensure that your brain takes care of you.   Here are the WORST threats to your brain power: Sugar, especially High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS).  HFCS…

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This Food Plan Can Make You Live a Longer and Healthier Life

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There are so many diets and food plans to choose from.  One popular diet has stood the test of time in terms of extending lifespan and improving brain health along the way.  Several recent studies have added further evidence that eating this food plan is the way to go if you want to live longer and healthier compared to those around you.  The diet we are talking about is the Mediterranean diet.  A recent study found people who closely followed the Mediterranean diet were more…

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These 4 Healthy Habits Can Prevent These 4 Common Killers

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A study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine has found people adhering to 4 simple lifestyle behaviors can prevent diabetes, heart attacks, strokes and even cancer!  The 4 lifestyle behaviors are: 1. Not smoking 2. Exercising 3.5 hours per week 3. Eating a healthy diet (vegetables, fruits, beans, whole grains, nuts, seeds and limited amount of meat) 4. Maintaining healthy body weight In people who follow these lifestyle behaviors, 93% of diabetes, 81% of heart attacks, 50% of strokes and 36% of all cancers were prevented!   Source:…

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How to Live a Life Free of Prescription Drugs

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We are an overmedicated nation. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the CDC, the most commonly used drugs by Americans are asthma medicines for children, central nervous system stimulants for adolescents, antidepressants for middle-aged adults, and cholesterol lowering drugs for older Americans. Consider these staggering statistics: 20% of children use at least one prescription drug each month  90% of older Americans use at least one prescription drug each month More than 76% of Americans age 60 and over use two…

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The Newest Health Risk of Drinking Soda

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For many years we have been telling you why soda is so bad for your health.  Recently, the research has been pouring in showing the health consequences and the disease risks from drinking these sugary drinks.  A new study conducted in Sweden and set to be published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has found drinking one normal-sized soda can increase a man’s risk of developing more aggressive forms of prostate cancer by about 40 percent. Earlier this year we reported on two other…

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Sitting Too Much Can Be Deadly

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Many people have jobs that require them to sit at their desk for at least eight hours a day.  After work, many of these same people end up sitting in front of the television  or computer for a few more hours of sitting time.  Is this you?  It turns out these lifestyle habits can cause disease and lead to premature death!  In this article we will discuss the dangers of sitting and some strategies to help you reduce the amount of time sitting.  Several studies…

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