5 Tips to Prevent Back Injury During Your Warm Weather Fitness Regiments

joggingNow that spring is in full bloom, people are starting to get out more to enjoy the beautiful weather. The winter couch potato season is over and the outdoor fun has begun. At this time of year, many people break out of their sedentary winter habits and start to get more active; they join sports teams, start their jogging routines, pull out the bikes, inline skates and other fun outdoor summer activity supplies. But if you have been inactive during the colder months, you risk injuring your back and other tissues when you start increasing your activity levels again. Here are some tips to help reduce hurting yourself when you start your summer exercise activities.

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5 Spine Protecting Tips to Injury Proof Your Spring Cleaning Chores

raking yardSpring is a great time to do a thorough cleanup of the house and yard. Once the weather has started to warm and the days are longer, people are beginning to feel more motivated to get work done. Getting rid of the residual effects of the cold season in preparation for the warm spring and hot summer often is an annual chore for many homeowners.

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7 Wonderful and Natural Health Benefits of Spring

cyclistIf you feeling a little extra skip in your step, you're not alone. Now that spring is here, the days are longer and the warm sunny days are giving people reason to smile while they shed their bulky winter wear.

This is a magical time of year when the snow melts, everything starts to grow again, and feelings of love are all around us. There are many benefits to the spring season.

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5 Highly Effective Ways to Manage Stress

stressLet’s face it, we live in a very stressful time. Our lives are busy and there never seems to be enough time in the day to fit everything in that needs to be done. Our hectic schedules often increase our stress levels. While some stress is good for you, too much stress can lead to serious and life threatening medical conditions.

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5 Natural Steps for Fighting Cold and Flu Bugs

woman sickWhile it might be the beginning of March, we’re not out of the woods yet with flu and cold season. As the weather continues to fluctuate, the risk of getting sick is still very high. Work, schools, home and other settings where people meet continue to increase our risk of exposure to nasty,contagious bugs.

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Strains and Sprains: Two Common Lower Back Injuries

Millions of people suffer from lower back pain every year.  The pain can range from mild to severe and can, for some people, have a significant impact on their day-to-day activities.  Two common lower spine injuries include strains and sprains. If you're not sure what the difference is between the two, here is what you need to know.  

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5 Effective and Healthy Lifestyle Choices to Help Reduce Chronic Inflammation

Chronic InflammationInflammation is a part of life. While acute inflammatory conditions protect the body, chronically inflamed tissues will become harmful over time. Swelling of tissues is the body's natural way to defend itself from internal or external trauma. Acute or primary inflammation naturally protects the body from illnesses or injury. Chronic inflammation, however, can lead to illness and disease if not treated.

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7 Exciting and Healthy Valentine’s Day Date Ideas

fruit bouquetWith Valentine's Day only a week away, many people are busy making restaurant reservations, buying chocolates, and ordering flowers. These traditional celebrations are classic favorites, but if you want to do something more extraordinary, here are seven ideas that are not only fun but healthy too.  

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Healthy Eating is Essential for a Healthy Back

healthy foodAn important but often overlooked part of maintaining a healthy back is diet. Eating a balanced, nutrition rich diet is essential foryour overall health, including your back. In today’s busy, convenient world, highlyprocessed diets high in fats, sugars, and preservatives have taken over naturalmenu selections. This has taken a toll on our bodies, including our backs.

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