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Is Sitting the New Smoking?

Posted by c.king@hotmail.co.nz on November 16, 2016 at 9:25 PM Comments comments (0)

“Is sitting the new smoking?” This thought-provoking question has made the news a lot, thanks to the work done by Dr. James Levine of the Mayo Clinic. He’s compared the negative health effects of sitting to those of smoking — including higher risks of cancers and heart disease — and described our modern lifestyle of desk jobs and too much screen time as “lethal.”

 

I couldn’t agree with Dr. Levine more about the human body̵...

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Almonds for Osteoporosis

Posted by c.king@hotmail.co.nz on July 23, 2016 at 9:05 PM Comments comments (1)

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Currently, an estimated ten million Americans suffer from osteoporosis, causing more than a million fractures, including hundreds of thousands of hip fractures, a common reason people end up in nursing homes. Many older women say they’d rather be dead than break their hip and end up in a home.

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Prunes for Osteoporosis

Posted by c.king@hotmail.co.nz on July 23, 2016 at 8:40 PM Comments comments (0)

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We are in an epidemic of osteoporosis. Ten million Americans have it, and one in three older women will get it. We urgently need public health strategies to maintain bone health, and prevent osteoporosis. Might fruits and vegetables be the unexpected natural answer to the question of osteoporosis prevention?

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The Importance of Doing Squats

Posted by c.king@hotmail.co.nz on May 26, 2016 at 5:50 PM Comments comments (0)

This is part of an article by David Goldman R.D. It originally appeared in the Spring 2016 issue of Health Science magazine, the member magazine of the National Health Association.


Everyone needs to be able to sit down and stand up. Performing this movement, called “the squat,” and performing it well, is essential to our independence. Excelling at the squat makes life easier and more enjoyable.

 

If we are unskilled at the squat, we m...

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The Amazing Tea That Builds Your Bones

Posted by c.king@hotmail.co.nz on May 8, 2016 at 8:15 PM Comments comments (1)

There are few things more heavenly than the scent of hot lemongrass tea. It’s delicious iced, too, and you might be surprised to learn that drinking lemongrass tea goes well beyond its taste and aroma.

 

It has an amazing number of health benefits, both for your bones and overall health, all backed by scientific research.

 

So if you have it on hand, go ahead and grab a cup of lemongrass tea and enjoy today’s post on this fragrant topic!

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Prunes to Fight Osteoporosis

Posted by c.king@hotmail.co.nz on April 28, 2016 at 5:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Dried plums — or prunes — are among the highest antioxidant foods shown to help improve bone strength. However, in early studies, the level of prune intake originally found to bone-enhancing was fairly high at 100 grams, or 10-12 prunes a day.

While researchers were happy with this first prune-positive finding, they did hear more than a few complaints about the number of prunes the women had to consume. So th...

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