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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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5 Common causes of neck pain (and how Chiropractic can help)

By Editorial Staff Neck pain can be acute (short term) or chronic (recurring or persisting for months and even years), but regardless, when you’re in pain, relief is the first thing on your mind. Just as important as relief, of course, is finding the cause and ensuring you avoid the behavior / action that brought 

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The key to healthy aging?

By Editorial Staff, To Your Health Interested in maintaining flexible, high-functioning blood vessels for a lifetime? OK, so first you probably need to know why that’s important. Blood vessel integrity / health is important because as we age, our blood vessels generally get stiffer and lose elasticity. When that happens, they are less capable of 

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OMG! Too much social networking and texting could be dangerous

By Editorial Staff, To Your Health A startling new study suggests a disturbing association between excessive social networking and texting by teenagers and participation in a wide range of poor health behaviors including cigarette, alcohol and drug use, increased sexual activity and violence. The study defined “hypernetworking” as spending three-plus hours per school day on 

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