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Living With Chronic Pain

Smoking Hurts!

As if lung cancer, heart disease, stroke and emphysema weren't enough, researchers now say smoking may be to blame for some common aches and pains, too. A new study shows smokers are more likely to complain about pain in their back, neck, arms, and legs than non-smokers. The report, published in the Annals of Rheumatological… Continue reading Smoking Hurts!

Weight Loss

Processed Foods: It’s More Than Just Junk Food, And It’s Hurting Our Waistlines

In recent years, many nutrition experts have linked the obesity epidemic to the spread of ultra-processed foods that are engineered to have a long shelf life and irresistible combinations of salt, sugar, fat and other additives. These foods tend to make people overeat because they are full of refined carbohydrates, added sugars and fat that… Continue reading Processed Foods: It’s More Than Just Junk Food, And It’s Hurting Our Waistlines

Weekly Exercise

Exercise Of The Week: Donkey Kicks With A Resistance Band

Donkey kicks are the ideal exercise to work the glutes. Resistance bands are easy to use and a great tool to shape and strengthen this muscle group. To complete this exercise: Kneel down on the floor and place the middle of the band around the bottom of one of your feet. Depending on the length… Continue reading Exercise Of The Week: Donkey Kicks With A Resistance Band

Tip/Thought of the Day

Microplastics Are Contaminating Bottled Water

A study published in Frontiers in Chemistry shared the unsettling news that bottled water is contaminated with high levels of microplastics. The study analyzed samples taken from 259 bottled waters sold in several countries and found that 93% of them contained “microplastic” particles. Microplastics are synthetic polymer particles that are found in many items used by people,… Continue reading Microplastics Are Contaminating Bottled Water