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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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The function of a running shoe

By Dr. George I. Traitses The function of a running shoe is to protect the foot from the stress of running, while permitting you to achieve your maximum potential. Selecting the right shoe for your foot can be confusing without the proper knowledge. People with low arches, called pronators, will need a shoe that provides 

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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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