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Back Pain & Risk of Falling: A Dangerous Combination

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In our last edition, we featured research suggesting chronic back pain may lead to mental health problems including depression, stress and even psychosis. But the reality gets more grim, particularly if you're a senior: Back pain may increase the risk of falling, and when you're older, that can be a serious health issue with serious consequences.

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Standing vs. Sitting: Which Is Best?

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One of the new trends in office design is the standing desk. The goal of these standing desks is to get people to sit less. Some authors have gone so far as to equate sitting to smoking (Buckley, et al., 2015). While I don't think I would go quite that far, it would appear that such activities have a negative overall effect on our health.

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3 Tips to Help Tip the Scales (in the Right Direction)

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Weight loss is a big buzzword these days, and even more so during the first few months of the year. After all, "lose weight" is the No. 1 New Year's resolution on many people's annual lists. Unfortunately, by year's end (or a whole lot sooner), many of those same people will have abandoned their weight-loss goals and resigned themselves to revisiting...

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Having Trouble Hearing? Pain Relievers May Be to Blame

Hearing loss is no laughing matter; in fact, if you experience partial or total hearing loss, laughter and other sounds that make life so enjoyable may become a heartbreaking thing of the past. Unfortunately, a new study suggests long-term use of over-the-counter pain relievers (at least twice weekly for six years or longer) may be linked to hearing...

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5 Foods You Should Be Eating Every Day

In our world of fast food, microwaveable meals and processed, boxed, bagged empty calories, too many of us are getting less and less of the foods we should be eating. Let's change that right now: Stock your fridge with these five foods and eat them every day (or at least most days). You'll feel better and be healthier for it:

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How to Avoid Fitness Failures

We're two weeks into a new year and fitness centers from coast to coast are packed with returning and first-time fitness enthusiasts. But whether new to the gym environment or a regular attendee, you won't succeed in the long term if you don't follow certain time-tested principles.

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