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5 Easy Exercises for Your Heart

5 Easy Exercises for Your Heart

Though we may not think of it, the heart is actually a muscle. Like the muscles in our arms, legs and chest, the heart needs regular exercise in order to fire on all cylinders. Listed below are some exercises that ...

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Four Exercises For People with COPD

Four Exercises For People with COPD

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a widespread condition in the United States, affecting over 24 million people. Those living with this condition must contend with a number of chronic symptoms, including coughing, chest tightness and breathing difficulties. Despite these ...

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Fighting Arthritis With Yoga

Fighting Arthritis With Yoga

Arthritis gets a lot of media attention, a trend which will only continue as America ages. Though both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are incurable diseases, a recent study indicates relief from these disorders might come from an unexpected source. Mental ...

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Steps for Treating and Preventing Swimmer’s Ear

Steps for Treating and Preventing Swimmer’s Ear

Swimmer’s ear occurs when bacteria infects the outer ear and/or ear canal, a tube-shaped passageway that allows sound to reach the ear drum. Many people develop this condition while swimming, particularly in contaminated water. Warm water can foster bacterial grown ...

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6 Ways to “Gamify” Your Workout

6 Ways to “Gamify” Your Workout

In all aspects of life, we seek to make activities more fun. In education in particular, we will often call this process “Gamification.” Introducing new elements like competition, roleplaying, use of reference, or the inclusion of already fun activities can ...

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The Importance of Physical Activity for Older Adults

The Importance of Physical Activity for Older Adults

For some older individuals, it may seem that exercise yields very little in the way of health-related benefits. Because of this perceived lack of payoff, some entrenched couch potatoes may jump to the conclusion that physical activity is pointless. Despite ...

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Why Sports Are Good for Teen (Mental) Health

Why Sports Are Good for Teen (Mental) Health

Millions of children and teens enjoy participating in organized sports. In fact, the number might be considerably larger than you might suspect. A survey conducted by the Sports and Fitness Industry Association (SFIA) found that,in the year 2011 alone, 21.5 ...

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