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Take 2 shots (of Coffee) and call me in the morning

    Shoulder and neck pain occur commonly during work involving very low levels of muscle activity, such as office work with computers. It has been reported that computer office-work continuously for 90 min, with time pressure and high precision demands, induced substantial pain in the shoulders and neck as well as in the forearm operating the computer mouse. A …

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Did you know that being able to sit and rise with minimal assistance can predict your risk for ALL causes of mortality?

  A simple screening test for musculo-skeletal fitness has been shown to be  an effective predictor of all-causes of mortality according to a study of more than 2000 middle-aged and older men and women published  in the European Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention. The test was an assessment of the subjects’ ability to sit and then rise unaided from the floor. …

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Evidence Based Detoxification

Are you feeling sluggish or lethargic? Have you put on a few extra pounds? Is your skin blemished? Maybe you should invest in a detox program. We are exposed  to toxins  from food additives, drugs, insecticides, pesticides, industrial chemicals, pollutants, heavy metals and even substances produced within our own intestinal tract. Collectively, the term for these toxins is xenobiotics. Exposure …

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Muscles and Hormones- The key to anti-aging and optimum health

    Hormones are  a class of regulatory biochemicals that are produced  by glands (e.g. Thyroid, adrenal and pancreas), and then transported by the circulatory system to organs  and tissues to coordinate  physiology and function. Science is finding that skeletal muscle is also an endocrine gland that can have profound effects on health, disease and aging. Skeletal muscle metabolism depends …

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Tips for Health Weight Loss

  In my experience, people tend to make weight loss more complicated than it has to be. Here  are some simple general principles to follow that that can help you to achieve your ideal weight: Keep your diet simple Stick to the basics of a healthy meal: 1. A protein– e.g. Meat, poultry or fish 2. Load up on non-starchy …

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Can I have your ATTENTION please

    Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a cognitive  neurobehavioral disorder that  is  characterized by hyperactivity, impulsivity, and attention deficit. It affects approximately 5–12% of children and  frequently persist into adolescence and adulthood. The pathophysiology of ADHD is  closely associated with anatomical and functional abnormalities in the cerebellum . The cerebellum is  a key anatomical structure that underlies  normal attention …

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Is Sitting the New Smoking?

Looking back on our evolutionary history, most of our activities revolved around survival, i.e. hunting and gathering food, or running from predators. We spent the majority of our time outside performing physically oriented tasks and getting exposure to the sun and fresh air. Living life was essentially a workout. Today, with the comforts of technology, most people spend the majority …

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Do you want to know the secrets to increasing your metabolism?

There are three  key factors that have an impact on your energy expenditure: Basal metabolic rate – the number of calories the body needs to maintain body functions while at rest. Thermic effect of food – the number of calories required to digest, absorb, transport, and store food. Physical activity – the number of calories expended during daily activity, lifestyle …

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What Every Vegetarian or Vegan Should Know

    Three common reasons why people choose to go vegetarian or vegan include: The impact on the environment Ethical concerns Religious reasons   In addition, many choose to adopt a vegetarian or vegan diet because they believe that it’s healthier. Since the 1970’s we’ve been told that meat, eggs and animal fats are bad for us, and that we’ll …

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Which type of exercise could be the key to your your chronic health problems?

  Skeletal muscle accounts for approximately 40% of your total body mass and is a major player in energy balance. Muscle is the site of greater than 30% of energy expenditure and is a key site for  carbohydrate and fat  metabolism. Fat  breakdown supplies up to 70% of the energy requirements for resting muscle. While initially aerobic exercise utilizes  muscle glycogen …

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