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Make your body stronger as you age

By Dr. George I. Traitses Aging can bring on a variety of health issues, but one of the key problems that affect many is overall weakness. The body’s structural system tends to decline with age and muscle areas have been known to also cause a range of debilitating problems. Most people tend to see these 

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Is lack of sleep killing our teens?

Dr. George I. Traitses We all know how important sleep is – if you don’t, go without it (or without enough of it) for a few days and then see what happens, even in the short term. Now consider the established consequences of chronic sleep problems: increased risk of hypertension, diabetes, obesity, depression, heart attack, 

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Fast food could be even worse

Dr. George I. Traitses Ahh, fast food – the delight too many Americans enjoy way too often. What’s the problem with a little fast food, you say? Nothing – but “too little” isn’t the operative phrase when it comes to fast food; it’s large portions, eating frequently, replacing nutrient-dense, sensible portions with empty-calories, saturated fat, 

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Are you eating produce or pesticides?

Dr. George I. Traitses Pesticides are a class of biocide intended to attract, seduce and destroy pests, most commonly used to protect plant crops. That’s great for the plants and bad for the pests, of course – but what about us? Unfortunately, pesticides are toxins, which means we’re not supposed to be anywhere near them 

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April showers Bring May fitness: Exercising during the rainy season

By Dr. George I. Traitses Rainy season is here, which means less opportunity to get outdoors for exercise (if you were able to during the winter months) and more challenges getting to the gym in the first place. April showers can be a major obstacle to exercise compliance, which can veer many people off track 

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Think straight: Concussion facts

By Charles Masarsky, DC, FICC While public awareness of the problem is much greater today than it was 10-15 years ago, there is still much confusion among the general public. Here are some important points to be aware of and discuss with your doctor: You don’t have to hit your head to hurt your brain 

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Exercise: Good for you, good for baby

Dr. George I. Traitses It’s common knowledge that regular exercise is all-the-more important during pregnancy. Why? Well, for one thing, because the combination of developing child, hormonal fluctuations, and other factors means you will likely gain a moderate amount of weight as part of the natural process. Moreover, as any mother will tell you, delivering 

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Running

By Dr. George I. Traitses As summer approaches, sticking to an indoor exercise regime can be difficult as temperatures warm up. Running outdoors is a great way to take advantage of the weather, while keeping fit and improving energy and stress levels. If you take your running routine outside, remember these 5 simple stretching tips 

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Physical inactivity leads to chronic pain

By Dr. George I. Traitses Here’s one more reason to exercise: Physical inactivity contributes to chronic musculo-skeletal pain, which affects the muscles, ligaments, tendons and bones. People with chronic conditions such as back pain, arthritis, or neck pain suffer daily through pain, fatigue, and even depression, and more people are falling victim every day. In 

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Keys to an amazing memory

By Dr. George  I. Traitses Memories can make you happy, sad or somewhere in between, but in terms of knowledge, the more you can remember, the better. If you want proof, just consider the opposite scenario: How frustrating is it to be in a situation in which you can’t remember something? Here are a few 

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