Veggie prep: Do it right (Your body will thank you)

By Dr. George I. Traitses We all know vegetables are great sources of vitamins, minerals and other health-promoting compounds – but how do we ensure all that goodness gets into our bodies in a usable form? The way we prepare our veggies can make a big difference. Here are some tips for how to preserve 

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Summer shake-up: Take your workout outdoors

By Dr. George I. Traitses Whether you live on the coast, in the mountains, the heartlands, the desert or anywhere in between, summer’s the perfect time to get outdoors and mix up your exercise routine at the same time. Leave the stuffy gym behind and embrace Mother Nature! Here are four easy ways to do 

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How to enjoy summer without back pain

By Dr. George I. Traitses The summer months are generally active for everyone. There are events and day trips, added work around the house and summer sports activities, for example, that require us to be more physically active than we would be in the winter months. That being said, the extra activities can put additional 

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Healthy Aging

By Dr. George I. Traitses Active living is important for your health and wellbeing, no matter what your age is, but it can be vital for older adults. Being active and mobile can help prevent many chronic conditions that can impact you as you age. Even moderate exercise can contribute to your body’s balance and 

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Take a stand vs sitting

By Dr. George I. Traitses Increasing evidence suggests prolonged sitting – even “productive” sitting, as many of us do at work every day – is associated with profound health risks – even death – compared to more active behaviors. The trouble is, evidence also suggests the solution isn’t as simple as swapping out time sitting 

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Top 5 tips for selecting an office chair

By Dr. George I. Traitses When shopping for the best ergonomic office chair, getting a chair that fits your unique needs should be the top priority. Not every chair labeled “ergonomic” has all the adjustment features necessary to truly be ergonomic. Here are the top 5 things you need to consider to help you make 

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3 ways to build muscle

By Dr. George I. Traitses FUEL Muscle is like a car: It needs fuel to function. If your muscles are running on an empty gas tank, they can’t grow, and what’s worse, they’ll actually go in reverse. Eat at least six small meals a day, getting plenty of protein and complex carbs to ensure you 

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Can’t sleep? Try these easy solutions

By Dr. George I. Traitses Sleep is a tricky thing these days, particularly if our goal is adequate (in terms of time), healthy (in terms of quality) and rejuvenating (in terms of whether you wake up ready to take on the world – or ready to go back to bed again). The unfortunate reality is 

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Vitamin D to the rescue

By Dr. George I. Traitses Are you getting enough vitamin D on a daily basis? You might think it’s easy (after all, spending a little time in direct sunlight will generate plenty), but for too many people, particularly in this day and age, deficiency is common. Why? Because with increasingly sedentary (indoor) lives and processed 

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A diet that’s good for your bones

By Dr. George I. Traitses The Mediterranean diet has been touted for its potential role in preventing heart disease and certain forms of cancer, among other benefits, and we may add another benefit to that growing list soon: New research suggests eating the diet, characterized by high intake of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, nuts 

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