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Common Dermatologic Conditions in Athletes

Common Dermatologic Conditions in Athletes

Athletes and sports enthusiasts are at risk of a variety of medical conditions beyond sprains, fractures, and bruising. Many of the most common conditions affecting athletes are dermatological and include burns, blisters, and athlete’s foot. Athletes can take steps to reduce their risk of these common dermatologic conditions, promote natural protection, and healing.   Turf…

Exercise Counteracts Age Related Mobility Loss

Exercise Counteracts Age Related Mobility Loss

Published in the journal Neurology, researchers found a correlation between physical activity and brain damage that may limit physical mobility. The data reviewed indicated that more physically active individuals have increased mobility and generally higher levels of motor function. Though this information is preliminary, there is great value in understanding the benefits of exercise in…

Sticking to Weight Loss Resolutions

Sticking to Weight Loss Resolutions

One of the most common resolutions made at the beginning of each year includes losing weight. There are a growing number of diets, medications, and exercise plans available, but researchers suggest that many of these are doomed to failure. In general, the best way to effectively lose weight is to stick to a well balanced…

Home Exercise Helps Mental Health of Heart Patients

Home Exercise Helps Mental Health of Heart Patients

In a recent study presented at the American Heart Association meeting in Chicago, Il., exercising at home may help improve the mental state of heart patients. Currently, many heart disease patients experience feelings of pessimism and depression, and even turn to unhealthy habits to deal with these emotions.   The study, which tracked the treatment…

Workplace Wellness

ACA Workplace Wellness Initiatives

In order to ensure the success of the Affordable Care Act, a portion of the program was created to encourage workplace and community wellness programs. Billions of dollars have been made available to support community and workplace initiatives in setting up and maintaining programs to encourage healthy lifestyles. This effort is intended to reduce healthcare…

Reducing Occupational Sitting Time

Reducing Occupational Sitting Time

It has become more apparent in recent years that prolonged periods of inactivity, such as is found in many occupations, can lead to adverse health effects. Many in these positions suffer from both mental and physical health conditions. According to a 2011 study, even minimal increases in daily activity can reduce the negative effects of…

Refueling After The Big Race

As many people are preparing for and completing a variety of different road races and marathons this summer, now is good time to brush up post-race recovery tips. The actions taken after crossing the finish line play a significant role in determining how quickly the body is able to recover.   Immediately after completing the…

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