I agree with Jody Miller about doing a few minutes of anything you can do, as most working people don’t have the luxury to go to the gym daily. I do pushups and sit ups and a few bootcamp movements without equipment while watching the nightly news. I often stand on one leg at a…

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Once again, the nation is engaging in a much-needed conversation about mental health. Tragedies provide a ripeness for this dialogue to begin after its hiatus. For those who have never experienced the pain of mental illness, it can seem unimaginable that a person would deliberately crash a plane, or drown their children, or any one…

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A study published in the March 2015 issue of Pediatrics reminds us, as parents and pediatricians, that not all food products designed for toddlers are healthy choices. The researchers set out to evaluate the sodium and sugar content of a variety of foods targeted for infants and toddlers. After examining labels of over a thousand…

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Make this salad when you need a fresh, flavorful accompaniment for dinner or a nice healthy lunch! Ingredients for Salad: 1 small head of lettuce or a mixture of salad greens, torn coarsely2 small Granny Smith apples finely diced6 oz. of walnuts 6 oz. of FetaThinly sliced red onions (optional)4 oz. dried fruit, (craisins, chopped apricots,…

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The following four exercises are the basis for a healthy back routine. Performed individually or as a series, they will help strengthen the spinal muscles. Combine this series with the Sit Ups Routine for a comprehensive core routine! Cat-Dog (Spinal Flexion-Extension): Kneeling on all fours begin in spinal neutral with back flat and eye gaze looking at hands. Gently…

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With our aging population, most of us know someone with some cognitive impairment – difficulty with memory, reasoning or perception. As this advances to dementia, people may become overwhelmed by sights, sounds, and people around them, since they are less able to understand these stimuli. We often see stress reactions and agitation as a result.…

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