Health and Fitness 2013

12 Stories • Available January 2013
Controlling Acid Reflux

Controlling Acid Reflux

Sixty-four-year-old Kate Levin knows to avoid eating any tomato-based sauce products in the late afternoon or early evening. "If I eat anything with a red sauce -- spaghetti, pizza, whatever it mig

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The Best Workout Is The One You Do

The Best Workout Is The One You Do

It was Christmas morning. Dressed in our pajamas, my wife, mother-in-law and I sipped coffee while we opened presents. As the fireplace crackled in the background, my mother-in-law picked up a pre

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Plyometric Training

Plyometric Training

One of the big trends in fitness training this year is plyometrics, which registered dietitian and personal trainer Tina Marinaccio describes as "any exercise that involves jumping, punching and me

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Running With Tink

Running With Tink

It's in our nature to try to conquer the next thing. We're looking for the next job. We want to write the next bestselling novel. We need the next hot toy. As I crossed the finish line of my seco

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Healthy And Youthful From The Inside Out

Healthy And Youthful From The Inside Out

When perusing the aisles at groceries for health-conscious choices, it may be overwhelming to discern between the many products available. Labels on products from beverages to snacks to body lotion

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It's Your Body

It's Your Body

It is your body and your life. It is your right and your responsibility to take an active role in the management of your health care. Local health care providers are educated in the field of medici

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Crohn's Disease

Crohn's Disease

Crohn's disease is a chronic inflammatory condition of the gastrointestinal tract. It belongs to a group of conditions known as inflammatory bowel diseases, or IBDs. Ten percent, or 140,000, of the

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Gluten-free

Gluten-free

Humans have been cultivating grains for more than 10,000 years, so why now are so many people going gluten-free? It may look like just another food fad, but for those with gluten sensitivity, the

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Probiotics

Probiotics

Whether it is yogurt that makes you go or pills with active cultures, companies claim that these beneficial bacteria help regulate digestion, boost the immune system and even reduce lactose intoler

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Self-esteem And Health

Self-esteem And Health

Q: I've heard that low self-esteem not only is a social problem but also can trigger many physical health problems. Is that true? -- "Worried" in Wyoming A: I can directly relate to this questi

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Thermograms

Thermograms

My first hint of the importance of breast thermography came from Dr. Christiane Northrup during a PBS pledge drive several years ago. I don't recall her exact words, but I certainly remember stoppi

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A Miracle That Changed My Life

A Miracle That Changed My Life

After years of lifting weights, you can expect shoulder pain. It goes with the territory. I say this as a 62-year-old man who has been lifting weights his entire life -- and as one who has seen co

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