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This 20-Minute Workout Is Perfect for Beginners

Are you new to working out and have no idea where to begin? Did you take a hiatus from the gym and are ready to get back into the swing of things? We hear you — it’s hard to start. And the last thing you want to do is go too hard, too fast. There’s a risk of injury, and, more importantly, di...

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Homeopathy Women’s Health (Spotlight series)

As a female doctor, it comes as no surprise that the majority of my “clientèle” are female. I have always told any female medical students who have come to sit in with me for training, that there is no point in being a doctor if you do not like treating women! I have very recently retired from nearly 30 years of Genera...

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7 Science-Based Health Benefits of Drinking Enough Water

Our bodies are around 60% water, give or take. - Written by Joe Leech, MS It is commonly recommended to drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water per day (the 8×8 rule). Although there is little science behind this specific rule, staying hydrated is important. Here are 7 evidence-based health benefits of drinking plenty of water. 1. Water Helps...

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Breakfast Is the Most Important Meal. But Why?

Researchers say making breakfast your biggest meal of the day is a good way to lose weight… if you don’t overdo it at lunch and dinner. Mom was right. Breakfast really is the most important meal of the day. That’s the conclusion of a recently published study designed to determine what effects the timing and frequency of me...

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Building muscle strength may be one way to lower risk for type 2 diabetes

New research shows building muscle strength may be one way to lower risk for the disease. The study of more than 4,500 adults found moderate muscle mass reduced the risk for type 2 diabetes by 32 percent. The benefits were independent of cardiorespiratory fitness, and higher levels of muscle strength did not provide additional protection. The findi...

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Crazy Talk: ‘I Asked for Help. Why Aren’t My Doctors Listening?’

This is Crazy Talk: An advice column for honest, unapologetic conversations about mental health with advocate Sam Dylan Finch. While he’s not a certified therapist, he has a lifetime of experience living with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). He’s learned things the hard way so you (hopefully) don’t have to....

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How Adding Colour to My House Increased My Joy

How we see the world shapes who we choose to be — and sharing compelling experiences can frame the way we treat each other, for the better. This is a powerful perspective. Upon relocating to Milwaukee from New York City last year, I bought my first house — a 120-year-old fixer-upper. I was thrilled, but there was one...

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How Does Massage Therapy Reduce Stress?

Massage can help relax tight and painful muscles, improve range of motion in the joints, enhance circulation and lower stress levels. Stress is considered a risk factor for many chronic diseases, and can make your symptoms worse. Since there are many different massage therapies available, it may require some trial and error to find the right therap...

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How Reiki Helps Cancer Patients

How Reiki Helps Cancer Patients Reiki, a stress reduction and relaxation technique, has become a subject of curiosity for cancer patients everywhere. Studies and anecdotal evidence has shown that, in addition to promoting relaxation among patients, Reiki can also be used to encourage healing and provide other benefits. In fact, some studie...

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Homeopathy Men’s Health (Spotlight series)

It is interesting to consider the following facts: Men, on average, live for six years less than women. Over 90 per cent of convicted acts of violence are carried out by men, and nearly 70 per cent of the victims will be men. At school, around 90 per cent of children with behaviour problems are boys, and over 80 per...

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