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7 Camping tips that will save your back

Summer weather is here! This means there are more opportunities to go outdoors and have fun. One activity that many of us look forward to in the summer months is camping. The fresh air, a well-lit campfire and a dip in the lake are difficult to resist. But preparing for camping is just as important 

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Pain is a roadblock to your vacation

For many families, a road trip is an essential part of any summer vacation. Unfortunately, muscle and joint pain doesn’t take days off, quickly turning this joyful time into a painful one. Whether you’re lifting heavy luggage or simply sitting in the car for extended periods of time, it’s very common to experience back, neck, 

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Behind the wheel: Posture check!


We discussed the stresses that driving can place on the musculoskeletal system. In fact, studies have been conducted, particularly with bus and truck drivers, that show a higher risk of developing MSK conditions associated with these occupations. Vehicle vibrations, bumpy roads and sitting in a constrained position with improper lumbar support may contribute to neck, 

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How to lift your luggage

In the flurry of packing for a vacation or business trip, it’s easy to get carried away and pack every­thing but the kitchen sink into your suitcase and carry-on. But over-packed luggage and improper lifting and carrying techniques are common causes of injury to the back, neck and shoulders. The good news is many of 

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Losing ZZZs? Melatonin could be what you need

By Editorial Staff ToYourHealth.com We all know the feeling of being a little tired; maybe you had to work late to meet a deadline, or perhaps you stayed up with your sick child. These are situations we all encounter at some point, but dealing with insomnia is a different beast. Insomnia entails lying awake, looking 

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Even thirdhand smoke is dangerous

By Editorial Staff ToYourHealth.com As if the documented dangers of primary and secondhand smoke aren’t enough to sway people from the habit, now comes research suggesting that even thirdhand smoke – defined by the Mayo Clinic as “residual nicotine and other chemicals left on a variety of indoor surfaces by tobacco smoke” can be harmful. 

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Don’t reach the 14-day mark

By Editorial Staff Everyone could use a little R&R now and then, but according to research, that rest and relaxation should still include some activity or you could suffer health consequences in as few as 14 days. A study of young, healthy adults (average age: 25 years and averaging 10,000 steps worth of physical activity 

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Breast-feeding: Good for the heart

By Editorial Staff The benefits of breast-feeding continue to be revealed, with the latest study associating breast-feeding with better maternal cardiovascular health in later age. In the study, published in Obstetrics & Gynecology, researchers recorded cardiovascular risk factors in 846 women, then measured the thickness of their carotid arteries 20 years later via ultrasound to 

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Red meat bad, white meat good?

By Editorial Staff Are you a meat eater, a vegetarian, vegan or somewhere in between? If you like your meat (particularly red meat), it’s not necessarily a bad thing, as long as you follow some basic guidelines in terms of limiting your consumption. That’s because research continues to show that red meat, often high in 

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Office Ergonomics

Over 80% of the working population will experience low back pain at least once in their lifetime. Many people sit all day at work, often with poor posture, and this can increase the risk of developing low back pain. Sitting down for long periods of time, repetitive movements and awkward work positions may lead to 

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