Tips for Alleviating Joint Stiffness and Joint Pain During the Winter

01 Feb 2021
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Does it seem like your joints become stiffer during the cold, winter? No, you aren’t imagining it, and you are not alone. The winter weather can cause joints to become stiff and achy, therefore making it difficult to get around. Here are some tips to help you alleviate joint stiffness when it’s cold outside.  Stay Warm Staying warm during the winter can help dramatically with joint stiffness. Although we don’t have warm weather all year long, there are still some ways to stay warm during the winter. Be sure to wear light but warm layers when going outside, ear compression socks, and wear gloves. When you’re inside the house, you.

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5 Self-Care Resolutions to Make 2021 Your Happiest and Healthiest Year

06 Jan 2021
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After the year we’ve had, we could all benefit from more self-care in 2021. Luckily, taking care of yourself doesn’t have to be hard. Take a look at these five easy self-care resolutions for a happier and healthier new year. Make Sleep a Priority We’ve all been guilty of staying up late to accomplish a goal or to hang out with loved ones. However, make 2021 the year you prioritize sleep. Getting enough sleep is one of the most important things you can do to care for your body since it aids in restoring energy, reducing stress, and improving your mood. Establish a bedtime and develop a nighttime routine to.

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Taking Care of Your Body During the Holidays: Part 2

07 Dec 2020
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Whether you’re celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or some other holiday, the month of December can be straining on the body. There’s so much to do and little time to do them. One thing you should make time for this December is taking care of your mental and physical health. Keep reading to see how your body is being impacted by the holiday season and what you can do to avoid the negative effects. Injury This year may be different, but some things stay the same. For example, hanging decorations around the house is an activity that many people will continue to do this year. Shopping in stores for hours to.

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Taking Care of Your Body During the Holidays: Part 1

30 Nov 2020
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While the holidays this year may look different, there are some things that will stay the same. One thing that remains the same is the impact of the holidays on your body. During this time, your body is subject to injury, burnout, and weight gain. If you aren’t careful, you could be starting the new year with a damaged body. Take a look at the ways the holiday season can negatively impact your body and what you can do to prevent these things from happening. Injuries Throughout November, your body is under constant pressure. Think about it. You’re constantly raking leaves, cleaning the house in preparation for guests, and cooking..

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10 Habits That Can Reduce Your Breast Cancer Risk

13 Oct 2020
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Did you know that breast cancer is the second most common cancer in the United States among women? According to The U.S. Breast Cancer Statistics, one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. Although many factors can affect the likelihood of a woman developing breast cancer, there are ways they can reduce the likelihood of it occurring and/or detect it early. Ladies, check out these ten habits you can incorporate into your life to reduce your risk. Get Regular Mammograms Starting at age 40, women should begin getting yearly mammograms. If you have a family history of breast cancer, your doctor may suggest yearly mammograms.

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How Does Stress Affect Our Bodies?

15 Sep 2020
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We’ve all felt stress at one point or another. This year, in particular, has been a stressful one; so if you’ve been feeling stressed lately, you are not alone. Let’s take a closer look at what stress is, how it affects our body, and ways to reduce it. What is Stress? Stress is the body’s physiological response to danger or a challenging situation. When faced with danger, our body has a natural ability to get away from the danger. Your body is equipped with a sympathetic nervous system, also known as your body’s “fight or flight” mechanism, that defends you from danger. When you’re stressed, your sympathetic nervous system will.

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Essential Oil Safety

18 Aug 2020
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ESSENTIAL OIL SAFETY: Safety first!  There can be too much of a good thing.  Several recent headlines have reported people being injured by using essential oils. Essential oils are a good thing…when used correctly.  Do your research before using an essential oil because essential oils are more than a fragrance. These oils are highly concentrated, meaning that you do not need many drops. Several things you will need to consider before using an essential oil:  Health (allergies, pregnancy, cancer, pregnancy, etc.) Medications (blood thinners, etc.) People around you (they could be sensitive to the scents) Seizures (some of the stronger oils could trigger seizures) Going outside? (citrus-based essential oils can.

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Cat Got Your Tongue?

26 May 2020
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CAT GOT YOUR TONGUE? Ever get tongue-tied while speaking and someone asks you if the “cat got your tongue?”  Did you know that there is actually a condition called “tongue-tie?”  The official name for tongue-tie is ankyloglossia.  Ankyloglossia is when a short, thick, tight band of tissue (the lingual frenulum) limits tongue movement. Correct Tongue Position The tongue needs to be in a specific position in the mouth when we are not eating or speaking.  The correct resting position of the tongue is at the top of the mouth, about ½ inch behind the front teeth. Your entire tongue should be pressed against the roof of your mouth.  Your lips.

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EAR PAIN FROM FACE MASKS

12 May 2020
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  During this COVID-19 pandemic, I’ve heard so many people complaining of ear and head pain due to wearing face masks for long periods of time. One way to reduce ear pain is to not wrap the elastic around your ear. Connect the elastic strips together by some type of clip in the back of your head or wrap it around your hair. Many facial and scalp muscles connect in the area around the ear. By restricting movement of those muscles, it can cause a headache, earache or facial pain. You may not be able to limit the amount of time that you need to wear a face mask, but.

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

22 Oct 2017
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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  One in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer.  Approximately 85% of women have no family history of breast cancer.  Breast self exams and mammography are two ways to identify changes in breast tissue and diagnose breast cancer. Breast thermography is another way to identify breast cancer cells before they divide and multiply.  Thermography can identify changes in breast tissue before Stage 0.  This test is painless (no compression), with no radiation and is reviewed by a nationally acclaimed interventional radiologist. Consider having a breast thermogram in addition to self exams and mammograms.  The thermogram is an “adjunctive test and does not replace.

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