Archive for January 2013

Health Benefits of Owning a Pet

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Date Magnets Dogs are great for making love connections. Forget Internet matchmaking — a dog is a natural conversation starter. This especially helps ease people out of social isolation or shyness, Nadine Kaslow, PhD, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Emory University in Atlanta, tells WebMD. “People ask about... more

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Relax With Music

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Music has a special power to move us and stir our emotions. Anyone who has ever wiped tears away from their eyes listening to their favourite sad song will know how powerful simple notes and chords can be. Now, scientific studies have shown that music really can change our mood... more

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Benefits of Yoga

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Yoga has been practiced for more than 5,000 years, and currently, close to 11 million Americans are enjoying its health benefits. Yoga can hardly be called a trend. Most Westernized yoga classes focus on learning physical poses, which are called asanas. They also usually include some form of breathing technique... more

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Sick from The Rain?

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This is one of those questions that seems to be doomed to getting inconclusive answers forever. People usually do get sick more when the weather is lousy. That’s because they stay indoors more, and indoors is where infectious diseases spread because of increased contact between individuals. On a fine day... more

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Is it OK to Exercise When Sick?

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Mild to moderate physical activity is usually OK if you have a garden-variety cold and no fever. Exercise may even help you feel better by opening your nasal passages and temporarily relieving nasal congestion. As a general guide for exercise and illness, consider this: Exercise is usually OK if your... more

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Getting Over the Flu

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As we are all but humans, we all know the pains of getting sick. Maybe you’ve been fortunate to never have caught the flu or maybe you’re just very resilient to disease. For those of us that are not that fortunate, having a resource that explains some of the best... more

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Signs of Too Much Sugar

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We all know that a diet of too much sugary food is not good for us. However not everyone is necessary aware of just what the symptoms of having too much sugar are and how to look out for them and so avoid making the mistake. Here we will look... more

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Sleep Better

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Will a bedtime snack help me sleep better? Eating a small snack a few hours before bedtime may help. There are no specific foods that help you sleep. But, it’s a good idea to avoid certain foods late in the day. Here are a few things to keep in mind:... more

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Can You Flush Excess Salt?

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Q. I eat far more salt than I should. If I drink a lot of water, will that flush the sodium out of my system?  A. “That would be nice, wouldn’t it?’’ says Jonathan Williams, a physician in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Hypertension at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.... more

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Naps

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Taking a nap during the day can actually have good benefits for your health. Many people who regularly treat themselves to short naps claim they come with benefits. These can be benefits like more productivity, a lifting of the spirits and a sharpening of the senses. The advice of taking... more

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