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Health Education

Training Variables: Speed and Time

Our bodies are hardwired for stimulus, it’s how we learn!  Activities, sports, and exercise create hundreds of combinations of input for our muscles and brains to coordinate.  Learn how to appreciate changes in speed and time (duration) during your exercise choices to maximize long term benefit. A baseball player waits patiently at the plate for a pitch, makes contact with…

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Chronic Pain in the Elbow or Wrist

Considering our hands are our primary drivers to operate in this world, elbow and wrist discomfort is frustrating.  Computers, phones, and seated environments have a long term impact on our posture.  If you’re experiencing pain anywhere down the arm there are a few things you want to consider. If you fall and sprain your wrist, it’s pretty clear what caused…

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Gluten

Gluten has become a buzz word in personal health care over the last few years.  It’s important to learn more about all foods that you put in your body.  Let’s take a closer look at gluten, gluten-free products, and some of the potential health impacts of regular consumption. The word “gluten” comes from the latin derivative “glutinum”, which means glue. …

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Counting Calories: What You Need to Know

Over the last few decades, counting calories has been a common practice for those looking to lose weight.  The concept of consuming only enough of food for your daily needs is fundamentally sound.  However calorie counting has become an outdated practice that ignores the fundamental principles of metabolism, hormone balance, and macronutrients.  Let’s take a further look. A calorie is…

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Making Sense of Medical Studies

Reading through the “latest” study on nutrition, health, or fitness can be confusing to say the least.  There seem to be reversals of official opinion on what is considered healthy every other week.  The truth is that all of us experience such different realities and combinations of variables that affect us.  Here are some things to consider to make sense…

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Low Back: What You Need to Know

A leading cause of disability worldwide, most of us have experienced lower back discomfort at some point in our lives.  Understanding the function of the lumbar spine, why it breaks down, and an educated approach to sustainable care is important for all of us.  Be prepared by learning the basics. The lumbar spine is made up of five vertebrae (L1-L5)…

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All About Fiber

Fiber helps with digestion, stabilizes blood sugar, balances out gut bacteria, and has been shown to regulate chronic disease markers.  Found in plant based foods, make sure you have a basic understanding of fiber’s role in your digestive health. Fiber can be broken down into two categories: soluble and insoluble.  Different foods will promote different chemical reactions inside of your…

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Understanding Your Hunger

We live in a world inundated with food. There are options everywhere we go, our brains constantly getting signals of availability. Having an understanding of the inner workings of our physical and emotional responses to hunger can help us improve our self control and selections. Let’s take a deeper look at some of the factors involved. Stress is often the…

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Knees: What You Should Know

The knee is the connecting link between the upper and lower leg.  Discomfort at this joint can represent in a variety of ways, so it’s important to understand the basics of what the knee reacts to.  Let’s make sure we know how to keep the major joints of the legs healthy as time goes on. Joints are simple structural spaces…

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