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Photo: bluepics, Flickr Creative Commons Sitting for 40 hours a week isn’t something most people choose. Often times, the culprit is a desk job: eight hours in front of a computer screen, day in and day out. No matter how rewarding, desk jobs take a toll on wellness over the long term. The fact of…

Photo: Dave Fayram, Flickr Creative Commons We’ve blogged before about the health detriments of sitting for long periods, which include heightened risk of obesity, metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. What’s more, prolonged sitting puts you at risk for aches and pains in the upper body, shoulders, arms, and spine. How to combat…

Year after year, “lose weight” tops the list of New Year’s Resolutions for most Americans. Yet, after only six weeks, 80% of them will have given up on their goal. Anyone who has tried diet and exercise routines knows that losing weight – and keeping it off – is hard. Statistics show that nearly all…

When it comes to taking charge of our health, some changes can seem overwhelming. But there is one small change you can make today that will have an instant impact on your health: stop drinking soda. With this simple step, you will gain the following health benefits: Improve your heart health – Multiple studies have…

Anyone suffering from chronic pain knows how frustrating it is to deal with aches that won’t go away. This type of pain takes many forms, and might involve neck pain, back pain, joint pain, headaches, and others. Oftentimes, this pain is a sign of neuromusculoskeletal system disorders. Other times, it’s the result of a sudden…

The most common form of arthritis — osteoarthritis — afflicts as many as 27 million Americans. In fact, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about half of Americans will develop osteoarthritis in their knees by the time they turn 85. Basically, osteoarthritis pain is a problem more and more of us…

Photo: Michael Dorausch, Flickr Creative Commons This common cause of low back pain generally afflicts those over the age of 40, and women are especially vulnerable. Fact: Scoliosis does not always present itself in childhood. Many times, this problem arises in mid-life or later, and when it does, it’s called degenerative adult scoliosis. What Causes…

Photo: Melissa McMasters, Flickr Creative Commons When you think of allergy season, you probably imagine spring flowers sending up clouds of pollen in the months of April and May. You’re not wrong! Early spring is one of the most troublesome times for the millions who suffer from seasonal allergies. But many others know that August…

Photo: meridican, Flickr Creative Commons Massages are not a luxury. For many, especially those who suffer from chronic pain, massages are a necessity. In a patient-care atmosphere in which medication tends to be the first and only treatment offered, medical massage therapy comes a refreshing, non-invasive, medication-free alternative. Pain relief isn’t the only benefit, but…

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