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Sometimes confused with your actual bladder, the gallbladder sits right below the liver and is shaped like a tiny pear, storing bile that is produced by your liver during digestion. It plays a very important role in your body as it stores and doles out bile, a fluid produced in the liver that helps digest fat. Sometimes, gallstones form in the gallbladder and block the flow of bile, causing an excessive amount of pain. Keep Reading


Don’t Get Salty Over Sodium

by Mel on July 21, 2015

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Each one of us consumes sodium every single day, and that is a good thing! Our bodies require sodium to help maintain water and mineral balances and blood volume. But too much sodium can have negative effects on your health, such as an increased risk for high blood pressure (which contributes to heart disease and stroke). While most of us get enough sodium each day to meet our bodies’ needs (about 1,500 milligrams), the average person consumes way too much! It is recommended that adults consume less than 2,300 milligrams of sodium daily which is about 1 teaspoon of salt. Keep Reading


The Juicy Facts of Watermelon

by Mel on June 16, 2015

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Summertime has arrived in full swing, and so has the fruits of this earth! No other produce screams summer quite like a juicy slice of watermelon, due to its refreshing sweetness and burst of color that adds a bit of brightness to your plate. Keep Reading


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Many of us seem to worry about our back or our knees going out as we age. What should be focused on more is the ankle sprain, as it is viewed as the “common cold” of musculoskeletal injuries. If you want to live an active lifestyle, it becomes very difficult to avoid. Keep Reading


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The elliptical machine is a mainstay in the gym for good reason: it is easy on the joints and it provides a great cardio and total body workout. Sometimes, people tend to misuse them and aren’t able to maximize their workout. Here are a few tips to keep in mind next time you hop onto one of these beautiful machines. Keep Reading


Post image for Breathing Techniques to Relax

For many of us, relaxation means zoning out in front of the TV at the end of a stressful day. But this does little to reduce the damaging effects of stress. To effectively combat stress, we need to activate the body’s natural relaxation response. Keep Reading


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Balance joins the four types of exercise along with strength, endurance and flexibility. It is ideal to include all four types of these exercises in a healthy workout routine.

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Calcium! It Does a Body Good

by Mel on April 10, 2015

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Many of us grew up hearing that we should drink our milk so that we grow strong bones. However, there are quite a bit of health benefits of calcium other than just building strong bones. Keep Reading


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If you’ve been diagnosed with asthma and you’ve been given regular preventive and reliever therapy (usually in the form of inhalers, or tablets), it’s important to use the preventive treatment every day even if you’re feeling well. Keep Reading


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The name Achilles is said to be a combination of two Greek words that together mean “grief of the people.” The injury that bears that hero’s name, in honor of his only weakness, which certainly afflicts many runners, with Achilles tendinitis accounting for around 10% of running injuries. Keep Reading