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Massage Alleviates Stress, Improves Pain

March 3th, 2017

Massage therapy has been helping people relax for centuries. Stress can sap your energy, make you feel depressed and keep you from sleeping at night. It’s no wonder health providers recommend massages as a strategy for stress relief. Massage therapy should never replace standard medical care; however, scientific evidence shows that it may help with […]READ MORE

Healthy Diet May Help You Live Longer

March 3th, 2017

When you’re planning meals, grocery shopping or perusing a restaurant menu, are you wondering which foods might help you live longer? It’s not such a far-fetched question when you consider the results of a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. About half of all U.S. deaths from heart disease, stroke and Type […]READ MORE

Carpal Tunnel: Physical Therapy Works

March 3th, 2017

Nearly half of all work-related injuries are linked to carpal tunnel syndrome. Repetitive movements – such as typing on the computer – can cause pain, numbness and weakness in the wrist and hand. Here’s the good news: physical therapy to treat carpal tunnel syndrome, may be just as effective as surgery, according to a study published in […]READ MORE

Osteoarthritis Pain Relief: 4 Exercises

January 1th, 2017

Osteoarthritis – and its aching joint pain – often keep people from doing one of the best things proven to make them feel better: exercise. Staying physically active helps reduce osteoarthritis pain, improves function, and can positively affect a person’s quality of life, studies show. Regular exercise also helps people sleep better, maintain a healthy body weight and keep […]READ MORE

Health Resolutions for Weight Loss That Work

January 1rd, 2017

Health resolutions to lose weight in the New Year often sound something like this: Lose 10 pounds. Eat healthy. Give up sweets. If only it were so simple. Have you ever wondered why the gym is so crowded in January and February and then deserted by mid-March? How about your own past health resolutions? Did […]READ MORE

Prevent Falling: Simple Tips That Can Help

September 9th, 2016

Many older Americans can prevent injuries if they prevent falling. Falling is the No. 1 cause of injuries and death (due to injury) among older Americans. An older adult falls every second in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In just one year, 29 million falls accounted for seven million […]READ MORE

Fall for Nutrition with Local Produce

September 9th, 2016

Locally-grown fruits and vegetables and fresh oysters make nutrition easy to find in Hampton Roads this fall. It’s one of the perks that come with living in a state that boasts eight oyster regions and one of the most diverse agricultural productions nationwide. From apples and Asian pears to leafy greens and sweet potatoes, Virginia’s fall bounty […]READ MORE

Overeating More Tempting in Modern Kitchen

September 9th, 2016

Today’s modern kitchens with their open floor plans may be one reason some people are overeating. Unlike the homes built decades ago, today’s open floor plans offer a constant view. Without entering the kitchen, you can easily see the fridge, pantry and any snacks left on the kitchen counter. All that temptation can lead to […]READ MORE

Arthritis Pain Relief: Exercise Tips

August 8rd, 2016

Arthritis pain discourages many people from adding an exercise routine but staying physically active is key to improving symptoms. Studies show that exercise reduces arthritis pain and helps people stay mobile, improving their mood and quality of life. Physical activity helps several types of arthritis, including: osteoarthritis rheumatoid arthritis fibromyalgia lupus Relieve Arthritis Pain Through […]READ MORE

Physical Activity May Offset Sitting Risks

July 7st, 2016

Physical activity for one hour every day may eliminate the health risks associated with sitting for eight hours. When you drive to work, sit in meetings and work on a computer, it’s easy to spend at least eight hours sitting. The problem is, prolonged sitting has been associated with a higher risk of early death. […]READ MORE