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Treadmills Need Not Apply: How to Stay Fit Outside the Gym

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For those of us who are always on the run, finding time to exercise can be a challenge. While work, school and day-to-day stresses are a part of life, it can be tough to climb out of bed early and hit the gym; or prioritize an evening yoga class after a long day. I often hear patients in my integrative medicine clinic complain about being too tired to...

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Safer With Chiropractic

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Whenever you visit a health care provider, safety is always a concern: How will that treatment (whether a drug, procedure, etc.) affect me? Those fears are magnified in elderly patients, who can generally handle less physical trauma than their younger counterparts.

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Don't Fill Up on Empty Calories

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Many of the health risks people face today are a direct consequence of eating too much processed, vitamin- and mineral-deficient foods high in calories. In general, these foods are best described as containing "empty calories." Here's why empty calories are so dangerous and some common-sense steps to eliminate them from your diet.

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Should You Change Your Running Form?

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According to many running experts, making a few small changes in running form can improve speed and efficiency, and reduce injury rates. Alberto Salazar is famous for changing everything from the tilt of a runner's pelvis to the position of their thumbs. From a biomechanical perspective, it makes sense that nearly every runner has some slight...

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The Power of Melatonin

A number of years ago, experimental studies suggested melatonin could block key steps in the development of Alzheimer's disease, primarily by acting as a brain antioxidant and inhibiting the build-up of beta-amyloid plaque in the brain (a hallmark feature of Alzheimer's disease). In recent years, several clinical studies have gone on to suggest melatonin...

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3 Strategies to Tap Into the Power of Concentration

Can't seem to concentrate these days? Whether at school, the workplace, the highway or anywhere else, lack of concentration can have serious consequences. Fortunately, there are simple strategies to help sharpen your focus and regain your concentration if it's lagging.

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