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Five Reasons to Get Acupuncture for Low Back Pain

Statistics show eight out of 10 people will experience low back pain at some point during their life. Seeking medical treatment for back pain is very common. Typically back pain is fleeting and can be easily resolved with rest, heat and an occasional anti-inflammatory like ibuprofen. However, once the damage is done, the recurrence of back pain can be as high as 50 percent.… Read the rest

Don’t Over-do Your Barbeque

Barbecuing in the great outdoors is fun, relaxing and brings people together. But it also means you have to be extra careful when you prepare food.

Some studies suggest that eating food charred by high-heat techniques, such as barbecuing, grilling, frying and broiling, may raise your risk for cancer. To make sure your cookout stays safe:

  • Don’t leave meat or poultry cooking over a high-heat source, like an open flame or hot metal surface, for too long.
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don’t take risks with marinades

When you want to get creative in the kitchen, marinating is a great way to bring lots of flavor to your meals. You just soak raw food in a liquid mixture – often vinegar, wine or oil and various herbs and spices.

Because raw food carries a lot of bacteria, it’s important to take special care when you marinate.… Read the rest

Improve your health one step at a time

Walking helps you stay fit and healthy. Being active even lowers your risk for
serious health problems, like heart disease, stroke, Type 2 diabetes, depression and some cancers.

Yet more than half of adults in the U.S. don’t get enough physical activity.

What is enough? Adults need at least 2.5 hours – and children about an hour – of “moderately intense” aerobic activity each week for better health.… Read the rest

Stop headaches before they start

June is Migraine and Headache Awareness Month and we are going to jump right in and look at some ways to stop the pain before it starts. Are you ready? Let’s go.

 

Avoid triggers

If certain foods or scents have triggered headaches in the past, it could be time to make a note of them and avoid them at all costs.Read the rest

iOS vs. Android

iOS vs. Android… or is it us vs ourselves?

 

Everyone has their favorite.  It has even sparked many debates online and between friends.  What happens when your favorite device doesn’t run? It freezes, so do we. A cracked screen gives us a ‘sick to our stomach’ feeling, replaying the slow motion moment it slipped out of our hands to the concrete below.  Read the rest

9 Easy Ways to Be Kind to Humankind

August 25-31 has been dubbed Be Kind to Humankind Week. We decided to make a list of 9 out-of-the-norm (and some normal) ways to reach out and be kind to your fellow humans.

 

Offer help.

Randomly offer to help someone with a task. Rake their yard. Hoist their kayak onto their car. If you see someone bogged down with grocery sacks, offer to lighten their load.Read the rest