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Ways to keep Fit and Healthy at 50

Health is integral to our well-being all through life. We need to look after it whether we are in our twenties, thirties or fifties. The older we get the more important it is to include exercise and good nutrition in our lives. With age, our fitness levels tend to deteriorate, …

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Causes of Tendinitis

A tendon is a tough band of collagen fibres composed in a parallel array that attaches a muscle to a bone. They are similar to both ligaments and fasciae in composition, excepting that ligaments and fasciae join bone to bone and muscle to muscle respectively. Tendinitis is a localized inflammation …

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New Ways to Manage Rosacea Skin Disease

It’s estimated that over 14 million people across North America suffer from rosacea, an incurable and chronic skin ailment. In years past some thought alcoholism or lack of cleanliness were the underlying causes of the inflammation; research has shown that neither is a culprit, although drinking alcoholic beverages may cause …

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Definition of Ptsd

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is the name given to a mental health problem that results from involvement in a traumatic event. This condition is not new, it was once known as ‘Shell shock’ and is common amongst those who have witnessed first-hand, the horror of war. As the world has …

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Using Ice after an Injury

Injuries are going to happen. Anyone that is active will at some point bump, trip, or fall into or onto something by mistake. Many times, the idea to put ice on an injury is confusing because bleeding may be involved and the idea of keeping a wound clean or a …

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The Truth about Isolation Exercises

There is a growing opinion among the health and fitness community that isolation exercises such as leg extensions and bicep curls are pointless and obsolete. Many people from online workout gurus to nationally published authors are beginning to express that such exercises are a complete waste of time. There are …

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How Hot does a Sauna get

Stepping into a sauna to get steamed is like stepping into a heated wooden oven. Although sauna heat, whether dry or steamy, may only reach 185 degrees and home ovens may reach 450, heat from saunas hits your head in similar fashion to heat rushing from opened ovens. Of course, …

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