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[21 Apr 2014 | No Comment | ]
The Most Common Causes Of Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is a common problem, but numerous people who are affected by it do not seek medical help. There are several reasons for this. They may not realize they have lost some of their hearing, and no one has told them, either.
They may be scared to admit they’re losing their hearing. They may also feel embarrassed about it, thinking people will feel sorry for them if they have a hearing aid or not wanting to admit they are getting older.

But, the truth is hundreds of thousands of people all …

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[16 Apr 2014 | No Comment | ]
What Health Risks Are Caused by Continuing to Smoke?

It should be plainly obvious to even those who continue to smoke that their habit is a dangerous one that has a significant negative impact on health. Such is the problem with smoking, in that smokers are keenly aware that their habit may eventually lead to their early death, yet their addiction is so strong that there is little that they feel they can do to stop. Developing an understanding of the specific smoking health risks that are caused may serve to motivate smokers to quit, thereby avoiding the short-term …

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[11 Apr 2014 | No Comment | ]
When You Cannot Decide Between High Quality and Low Price Contact Fitness 19

Are you like so many other people and on a tight budget? You start looking at fitness centers and it seems you must make a choice between great equipment and facilities or low price. Fitness 19 has a motto which says “Where You Can Afford to Get Fit”. This is a motto they take seriously.
The problem with many fitness centers which adopt a budget slogan or motto is it shows up in the quality of their facilities and equipment. You walk in the door and the …

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[9 Apr 2014 | No Comment | ]
Sprinting: The King of Cardio

When it comes to ‘doing cardio’ there are very few people who look forward to it, especially if your goal is to build muscle and achieve a lean physique.
Boring, tenuous steady-state cardio is not something worthy of highlighting in the diary. In truth, excessive cardio training can put too much stress on your body and potentially has more negative effects than positive.
It is a wonder why more people do not perform anaerobic sprints and explosive speed drills. On the scale of benefits, sprinting outweighs aerobic cardiovascular training every time.
Lose More …

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[30 Mar 2014 | No Comment | ]
What is a Walk in Clinic?

‘Walk in Clinic’ is a phrase that is uncannily familiar yet at the same time, not too many people can describe exactly what services are rendered there. Is it a freestanding emergency room or is it a convenient care clinic? How does it differ from an urgent care facility?
These are all questions that may easily run through the mind of a potential patient who is actively seeking the services of a walk in clinic but is not entirely sure what is offered. Here is a …

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[28 Mar 2014 | No Comment | ]
Conquering the Downside of Athletic Injuries via Preventative Sports Medicine: Four Treatments You Should Seek Often for Optimal Performance

Active athletes are more susceptible to injuries that most other people. The sheer brunt of the impact sports they undertake puts their bodies at grave risk of sustaining injuries. Whether your preferred sport is baseball, running, swimming, biking or even football – just to name a few – impact injuries can and do happen all of the time. Before they happen, it’s never a bad idea to seek a consultation from sports medicine doctors to learn more about preventative and post treatment options that you can consider for rehabilitation.
Physical Therapy
Sports …

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[19 Mar 2014 | One Comment | ]
Four Ways That Standing At Work Can Improve Mental Acuity

Research from the past decade has continued to confirm that hours of sitting can have dramatic effects on physical health, ranging from decreased metabolic function to increased risk for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Many individuals with traditionally sedentary work routines are looking to try an ergonomic adjustable desk or a treadmill desk to help combat a variety of ill-effects on general bodily health. With more companies implementing standing desks at work, many employees are finding that there are a number of benefits of standing on mental health as …

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[16 Mar 2014 | One Comment | ]
5 Tips For Choosing a Gym

Are you looking for a gym? If the answer is yes, here are a few things you should think about when deciding which gym to join:
1. Location
You should try to join one close to your home or office. You are much more likely to stop there when you already pass it every day. Conversely, if you have to go out of your way to get there, you are much more likely to put it off.
2. Budget
What fee fits into your budget best? While staying healthy …

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[12 Mar 2014 | No Comment | ]
Daily Don’ts: Bad Habits That Hurt Your Teeth

Good oral hygiene is important for healthy teeth and a healthy lifestyle. Unfortunately, many common habits that are done during the day can damage the teeth. Some of these unconscious habits can lead to tooth decay or gum disease over the course of a few months or years. Dr. Damon Barbieri outlined some of these bad habits that can hurt your teeth and should be avoided as much as possible.
Grinding Teeth
The muscles in the jaw are incredibly powerful. Clenching the jaw or grinding teeth can cause serious damage over time. …

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[5 Mar 2014 | No Comment | ]
Health, Air Quality, and the Environment in China

China’s problems with air quality arises from its status as a developing nation, eager to make use of industrial might to fuel its economy. However, in the attached infographic, you can see that the side effects of rapid industrialization, particularly air pollution, is a serious threat both to the quality of life for humans in or near China and the environment as a whole. The Chinese modernization has deadly consequences due to its lack of pollution control and other regulation.
China Behind in Measuring Air Pollution
Air particulates that are smaller than …

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[2 Mar 2014 | No Comment | ]
How Home Health Care Providers are Managing their Inbound Calls Effectively

In the home health care industry, fast and efficient service is important. Individuals rely on their home health aids to provide quality care. When they call in to discuss an issue or schedule an appointment, being greeted by a friendly, knowledgeable and supportive voice can be comforting.
A Sound Business Decision
Managing inbound calls can be difficult if every member of the staff is occupied or out caring for patients. Hiring an efficient answering service that specializes in health care, is beneficial for both the client as well as the healthcare staff. …

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[26 Feb 2014 | No Comment | ]
Using Canned Oxygen For Bodybuilding – Fad or Here to Stay?

Jonti Wilson is the well-known one legged bodybuilder, who has coined the phrase “Four toots on my tin” when talking about using canned oxygen as part of his training.
For those of us who have been around the body building scene for a few years, we’ve seen various fads come and go. From equipment like slimming belts and “shake weights” to dozens of faddy diets, we’ve seen them all come and go, and got back to what we know works – eating well, using the right supplements at the right time, …

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[19 Jan 2014 | No Comment | ]
Picking Out a Boxing Bag

When done right, boxing is one of the best exercises around. Getting the proper boxing bag is an imperative part of doing it right. Speed, heavy and double end bags are just a few of the options available for you.
Speed bags are the fast-moving ones you see extending from an overhang. They work on your reflexes, speed and agility. The overhang is generally installed on a stand or the wall. It takes a lot of work to get the timing down on hitting …

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[3 Jan 2014 | No Comment | ]
Casual Sportswear – Working Your Favourite Sportswear into your Every-Day Outfits

We all like to feel comfortable, but we also like to look presentable, especially during occasions that call for it. Finding the right balance between function and fashion, comfort and class, can be an absolute nightmare, especially if (like myself) you have about as much natural fashion sense as an otter. There is a compromise to be made though, and once you find it, you’ll never have to worry about whether to go ‘smart’, ‘casual’ or ‘smart-casual’ again.
Here we’ll be taking the example of sportswear, the most perplexing of attire in …

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[3 Jan 2014 | No Comment | ]
What Is Closed Traumatic Brain Injury?

Closed Traumatic Brain Injury is a type of Traumatic Brain Injury or TBI. It occurs as a result of trauma, shaking, or some type of forcible blow to the head that can occur as the result of an accident, fall, or collision. There is usually no open wound, fracture of the skull, or immediate visible signs of injury.
There are usually many different problems and symptoms associated with the condition. For example, difficulty concentrating, thinking, or focusing for short or long periods of time. They also experience problems with short term …

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[20 Dec 2013 | No Comment | ]
Biking – A Great Hobby For Young and Old

No matter how old you are, biking is fun and healthy for everyone. There are bikes to suit just about anyone’s needs and desires. There are bikes for road racing, off-road racing, trail riding, and pleasure riding just to name a few.
Today there are as many bikes to choose from as you can imagine. Most bicycle shops can help you choose which one will suit your needs. They will ask you a series of questions to get a good idea how you want to use …

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[20 Dec 2013 | No Comment | ]
Head Injury Claims – Should You File?

One of the most serious types of injuries that can affect a person is a head injury. This can leave the person totally incapacitated or if they are able to function, it is at a minimal level. For those who have had the misfortune to suffer from a head injury, it is not easy. Everything they know and love is totally different.
If it is a serious one, then the person is left in a vegetative state, unable to function, or recognize anyone. The burden that is left on the family …

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[19 Dec 2013 | No Comment | ]
Motivating Your Fat Kid to Fitness

Are you the parent of a fat kid? You know it is not healthy for them but you might be struggling to get them motivated to exercise or to change their eating habits. There are a few hard truths you are going to have to face.
The Facts about Fat Kids You Are Avoiding
You are probably going to protest these facts are not based in reality, but instead of arguing listen to your heart for a moment. Here are a few items you must consider:

Parents have far greater control of their …

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[13 Dec 2013 | No Comment | ]
What You Need to Know About Clothing for Dance and Exercise

Maintaining focus and attention is one of the important things to keep in mind when exercising or engaging in any physical activity. Whether you are dancing, playing a team sport, or training on your own a lapse in attention can really break your stride. You can keep your head in the game with the help of the right clothing. Picking the right clothing for athletic activities, in particular dance or other aerobic exercise, is necessary for success and improvement. There are many options and each is best suited to a …

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[12 Dec 2013 | No Comment | ]
Increase Your Zest for Living with GoodLife Fitness

GoodLife Fitness has become the largest fitness group in Canada because of passion. Their prices are not guaranteed to be the lowest. You might find a facility with more equipment, better parking, or some other little item you like. What you will not find at other fitness centers is the passion for teaching and fitness which is found in every trainer and employee at the GoodLife Fitness centers.
Passion for Fitness is Demonstrated in the GoodLife Classes
GoodLife has a series of exciting and life enriching classes they offer at all of …

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[11 Dec 2013 | No Comment | ]
Running in Style

Staying Fit, Warm, and Active Tips for Women
Running is one the greatest ways to both lose weight and feel great. For most women, though, maintaining their fashion sense while out on a jog is important. They want to look good while feeling good. Here’s a list of tips provided by SweatVac Performace Wear that will help you assemble a trendy running wardrobe. 
Shoes
Finding a pair of running shoes that fit right and are comfortable is one of the most important elements in any woman’s running kits. Instead of saving a few dollars …

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[10 Dec 2013 | No Comment | ]
Growth Spurt: How DHT Blockers are Giving Men Their Confidence Back

As men age, they may notice that different sections of their hairline are receding. This can be a difficult blow to their confidence, which may affect many different areas of their life. It is no surprise then that men are looking to find a way to stop or even reverse these trends over time. There are a few different types of issues that may affect men’s hair, which will need to be accounted for if they want to see some growth occur. They should check out how a DHT blocker …

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[10 Dec 2013 | No Comment | ]
6 Fast Facts About Hip Replacement

Hip replacement surgery is a surgery that involves replacing all or part of the hip joint with parts that allow it to work better in the body. Do you think that getting hip replacement surgery is something that you will need in the future? Here are 6 fast facts about this surgery that you should know.
1. Osteoarthritis of the hip is the most common condition that is treated with hip replacement surgery.
Osteoarthritis is a condition that most commonly effects older people. Not to be confused with osteoporosis (a disease that …

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[7 Dec 2013 | No Comment | ]
Eyecare Options: The Common Risks of LASIK Surgery

If you have less than perfect vision and want to get rid of glasses or contacts, then laser in-situ keratomileusis, better known as LASIK, is a surgical option to consider. It has the potential to drastically improve your sight. Even so, like any medical procedure, it is not perfect. It has risks and complications that you need to understand before you have it done.
Over-, Under- or Imbalanced Corrected Vision
Your surgeon might accidentally remove too little or too much tissue from your eyes during the LASIK procedure. Your vision still might …

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[5 Dec 2013 | No Comment | ]
3 Exercises to Help You Train Like an MMA Fighter

To be an MMA fighter, you have to be strong, move quickly, and you have to think on your feet. It’s no easy task – that’s why so many people fail in this sport. But, those who stick with it find that, even if they never compete professionally, they get into great shape and are very capable of defending themselves in a street fight. Before you rush out to the training center though, you should forge a solid foundation.
Bodyweight Pushups
Get your MMA Shorts on and get ready to do …