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Athletes Go For Gold With Red Spots Blazing

Athletes Go For Gold With Red Spots Blazing

Swimmer Michael Phelps won Olympic gold again Sunday while covered in red — red spots, roughly medal-size, all over his shoulders and back. The marks were the result of an ancient Eastern medicinal therapy known as cupping that is achieving new popularity among some athletes in the United States, including numerous Olympians. Cupping typically involves treating muscle pain and other ailments with cups that apply suction to skin. Cupping is often combined with other forms of alternative medicine, such as acupuncture and massage. “The practice itself is very old,” says Karyn Farrar, a physical therapist at Rehab 2 Perform in… Read more »

Working Out with Your Dog

Working Out with Your Dog

The loneliness of a long distance runner is a reality for many runners and walkers who are balancing family, a full-time job and a workout routine. Day after day you hit the road—pushing yourself to get through the workout. If you just had a training partner to help get you through some of those long days, your life certainly would be much easier. Having a training partner can be the difference between choosing to workout each day or deciding instead to vegetate in front of the television set. Instead of searching the city for the perfect workout buddy, look no… Read more »

Get Involved and Give of Yourself

Get Involved and Give of Yourself

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the word; indeed it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead  There is a secret to developing a healthier you. Those who know the secret understand how to tap into a power that can and will change their lives forever. The secret is . . . giving—of yourself, your time, and your talents. Those who do so will improve not only the lives of others, but also themselves—body, mind, and spirit! Volunteering for a Healthier Body Stay fit while helping out. Do you like to… Read more »

Unreasonable Resolutions

Unreasonable Resolutions

Now that 2015 has arrived, the vows of “I’m going to start exercising” will soon echo around the globe. Sound familiar? Most will fail miserably, as they are unknowingly behind the 8-ball. The result: empty wallets, excessive guilt, and expanding waistlines. Why do we decide to get in shape during the holiday season anyway? Three reasons: Santa brings us treadmills, the New Year gives us a fresh start, and everybody is talking about health. The real problem is one of timing. This time of year, we are all exhausted and distracted. With holiday travel, meddlesome relatives, defective gifts, and bowl… Read more »

Examining Actos Bladder Cancer Cases

Examining Actos Bladder Cancer Cases

Kidney cancer malignancy causes drop under various groups. If you or a loved one has been taking the pharmaceutical Actos, you might like to have a check-up as soon as possible. The stated treatment is under doubt for leading to this type of cancer malignancy and you may end up a sufferer. Please read on to give you an extra idea on what you might be experiencing. Possible bladder cancer malignancy causes One of primary bladder cancer malignancy causes is accumulate and increase of normal tissues inside the body. The unlimited development of these tissues usually results in serious bladder… Read more »