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Recovery from home has gotten a whole lot smarter over the years, and now more than ever we’re seeing general fitness enthusiasts add saunas to their home. From clearer and softer skin, to better sleep and reduced muscle or joint pain, adding sauna to your routine can come with a plethora of health benefits, the biggest being oxidative stress relief.  Doctor of Physical Therapy, Dan Giordano, attributes the benefits to a Finnish study from the University of Eastern Finland, following sauna users over a 20-year span period. The study found that participants had a reduced risk of fatal cardiovascular events,…

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Mayo Clinic Minute May 24, 2024 Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial kickoff to summer. And picnics can be a fun way to start the summer season. But improper handling of the food can mean trouble in the form of foodborne germs. Before you fill your cooler, review these tips for safer picnics. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (0:58) is in the downloads at the end of the post.Please courtesy: “Mayo Clinic News Network.” Read the script. Picnic tip No. 1: When you open the cooler, keep an eye on the clock. “The general rule is to have…

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This post contains affiliate links. If you use these links to buy something, we may earn a commission. Every accessory and machine at the gym provides functional goodness for your body. However, not all fitness equipment is created equal. It’s always useful to have some tried-and-true recommendations for the top workout items you shouldn’t exercise without. That’s why we reached out to certified personal trainers who share the essential pieces of fitness equipment to shop for right now on Amazon. From a folding treadmill that can fit into essentially any size living space to an adjustable dumbbell set to a…

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A committee of experts that advises the Food and Drug Administration voted by large majorities on Thursday that a new blood test to screen people for colon and rectal cancers was safe and effective, and that its benefits outweighed its risks.But the group cautioned that the blood test had limitations and added that they were endorsing it with the hope that it would increase the abysmally low number of people who are regularly screened for this cancer.The F.D.A. usually follows the advice of its expert committees.In the United States, about 150,000 people are diagnosed with colon and rectal cancers annually,…

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As a nutrition scientist who’s an expert on how food affects the human body, MyFitnessPal scientific advisor Dr. Nicola Guess is well-versed in all things healthy eating. So knowing all she knows about nutrition, metabolism, and disease prevention—what does she eat in a day?  For starters, she eats a primarily plant-based diet, purely for environmental reasons. Her goal is to eat in a way that has a minimal negative impact on the planet. To her, that means cutting out beef and dairy and instead consuming plant-based meat and soy milk.  The only animal-based foods she eats at home are eggs, citing…

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If time weren’t an issue and you had all the time in the world to workout, then being ripped would be easy, correct? But we don’t live in an ideal world where we have all the time to do what we want. The other side of the coin is that putting off your workout or taking as long as you want would be much easier if time weren’t an issue that’s why we’re providing you with this 15 minute TRX suspension trainer workout. Sometimes, having a workout time limit works in your favor because it keeps you accountable and helps…

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Welcome to this episode where we dive deep into the world of mind mapping with John Diggs, a former NFL player turned coach – but not a coach of the football variety. John brings a unique perspective on how mind mapping has not only transformed his personal life but also how he coaches others to achieve their fullest potential. We explore the broad applications of this powerful tool, from personal development to academic and professional success. John shares his journey from the football field to becoming a mind mapping mentor, emphasizing how this technique has helped him and many others…

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You’ve likely heard that walking 10,000 steps a day is an excellent way to support your weight-loss goals. That’s because walking is a convenient and effective exercise that can help burn calories, boost your cardiovascular health, and elevate your mood. Additionally, those who walk 10,000 to 12,000 steps a day tend to have a lower body fat percentage, body mass index (BMI), and waist circumference, according to research published in BMC Public Health. However, reaching the daily 10,000-step goal can be more challenging than it seems, especially if you’re new to walking or have a busy schedule. Fortunately, we spoke…

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Have you ever thought about what food can do for your mood? Beyond how they taste, some “mood foods” can actually influence how you feel from the inside out. “Foods are a natural source of substances that have important effects on the nervous system,” says Ellen Albertson, PhD, RDN, NBC-HWC, a psychologist and a registered dietitian nutritionist based in Burlington, Vermont. “Certain foods, generally those rich in amino acids, are used to create chemicals in the brain called neurotransmitters (serotonin, dopamine, endorphins, glutamate, GABA, and noradrenaline) that impact mood.” Some research has suggested that eating whole foods, based on a modified Mediterranean…

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For the first time on record, cannabis has outpaced alcohol as the daily drug of choice for Americans.In 2022 there were 17.7 million people who reported using cannabis either every day or nearly every day, compared with 14.7 million who reported using alcohol with the same frequency, according to a study, published on Wednesday in the journal Addiction that analyzed data from the U.S. National Survey on Drug Use and Health.While far more people drink than use cannabis, drinking frequently has become slightly less common than it was around 15 years ago, the study found. But the proportion of people…

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