5 Tips for Avoiding “Sitting” Disease

Integrating more movement into your day can help you reap big health benefits. Grace DeSimone, national director of group fitness for Plus One Health Management, offers the following tips: Set a timer or an electronic calendar to remind you to get up every hour and move around. Whenever you talk…

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How Ayurveda Balances the Body

Ayurveda is the one of the world’s oldest systems of medicine, originating in India more than 5,000 years ago. In the last decade, it has become increasingly popular, and many of its treatments are showing up in spas and clinics across the country. The goal of Ayurveda is to bring…

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Health Buzz

Older adults can cut their risk of falling by nearly one-third by participating in balance and strength training exercises, according to a University of Sydney study. More than 300 men and women, age 70 and older participated in the study and all of them had fallen at least twice in…

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Warning Signs of Melanoma

Melanoma is the most deadly form of skin cancer, caused primarily from ultraviolet radiation from sun exposure or indoor tanning. About 9,500 Americans are expected to die this year from melanoma, according to the American Cancer Society. One or more blistering sunburns before the age of 18 more than doubles…

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Travel Health

If you’re heading overseas, you’ll need more than a passport and a sturdy set of luggage. To ensure a safe trip abroad, plan ahead for vaccinations, medical exams and supplemental health insurance. The first step – before booking your flight – is to check for travel warnings. The U.S. Department…

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