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Health and Fitness - Four Reasons To Consider Adding Massage Therapy to Your Health Care Plan

When it comes to taking care of your health, you have the basics down...

proper exercise,

good nutrition, and

possibly some daily stretching to reduce soreness and keep up your range of motion.

But, have you considered the benefits massage therapy can bring to your body? Many people completely overlook this treatment option either due to the cost involved or because they consider it a luxury and not something they should be indulging in. It is time to change this thinking. While you may not be able to afford a massage each week, treating yourself once a month can be a great way to pamper your body and do your health good. Plus, various health care plans do cover this type of treatment, so be sure to look into your care plan to see what coverage you have.

Here are five good reasons why you might want to consider having a regular massage...

1. Stress Reduction. Relaxing on the table while the massage therapist goes to work is one of the best ways to take some time out and slow down your bu…

Type 2 Diabetes - A Healthy Weight in Childhood Helps Prevent Obesity and Diabetes Later in Life

A study from Denmark underscores the importance of maintaining a healthy weight in children. Researchers at Bispebjerg and Frederiksberg Hospitals and various other research facilities in Copenhagen, Denmark, compared the body mass index (BMI) in children 7 to 13 years of age with their risk of developing Type 2 diabetes throughout their adult life and found an active link.

Their study, reported on in March of 2017 in the journal Obesity (Silver Spring), included 282,827 participants born between the years 1930 and 1989...

children with below average BMIs rarely developed Type 2 diabetes.

women with high BMIs between ages 7 and 13 had about twice the risk of having Type 2 diabetes in adult life than those with lower BMIs at the same age.

men showed similar, although weaker links.

The BMI is calculated by dividing an individual's weight in kilograms by the square of his or her height in meters. Online calculators make the job simple. The United States National Institute of Health'…

Everything About Visiting a Sports Medicine Chiropractor

Chiropractic care and healing has helped millions of people around the world. Patients mostly visit chiropractors for pain and chronic back issues, but chiropractic extends beyond general pain management. For decades, chiropractors have been exclusively working with athletes and sports teams for enhancing physical fitness. Most top professional athletes and fitness enthusiasts have credited their respective coaches and chiropractors for their performance. If you play a sport or are actively into physical activities, seeing a chiropractor is highly recommended. Here are some of the things you need to know.

The Benefits

Most sports and related activities can impact your spine and muscles. Regular overtraining and intense practice sessions can leave you tired, bruised and fatigued. With a sports medicine chiropractor, you can enhance your overall fitness levels. In addition to helping you heal, chiropractic can help you recover from common sports injuries. In case you already have an in…

The Health Benefits of Drinking Water Boiled With Fenugreek Seeds

Most Indians have close encounters of the culinary kind with Fenugreek or methi seeds very early in life. These seeds are remarkably bitter and have a marvellous aroma when roasted or fried in a little oil.

How did we start using these seeds, bitter as they are?

Fenugreek down history lane

Apparently, in the 1st century AD, the Romans flavoured wine with fenugreek. The use of fenugreek /methi in India is probably older than history itself; the leaves and the seeds of the herb are well entrenched in Indian cuisines from all parts of the country.

In West Bengal, for instance, methi seeds are used as 'paanch phoron,' one of five spices that are used to temper dishes. In fact, the aroma of these little mustard-coloured cuboids makes them a popular choice for the tempering of dals and chutneys. Methi seeds are also used whole or powdered in sambar powder in South India, and pickles in all parts of India.

Modern miracle seed

Fenugreek seeds were always around in Indian kitchens and tradi…

Understanding Population-Based Health Care to Engage Physicians

Wow, just writing this title excites me. Partly since I have such a passion for bringing together practitioners and patients for better health outcomes. But mostly because when we add a powerful mission that inspires real action that is based around population health management, I believe we can make some real progress in creating healthier and happier lives. To me, that's exciting because what it takes is us working together to implement a system that engages patients to become participants in their health. And this, my dear heart-centered friends, is where you as a holistic and wellness practitioner enter the traditional health care scene with your subset of skills and heart-centered characteristics that can lead health care teams toward new clinical benchmarks never before experienced in a clinical setting. Yes, that's a bold statement but one that I am convinced is not just possible but necessary.

So how does one undertake such a task? How can integrative practitioners no…

How Intelligent Care Improves the Patient Experience

Sam is in the hospital recovering from surgery. On his wrist is a high-tech remote wristband that can monitor his blood pressure, pulse oximetry, respiration, and temperature, and also send an immediate alert to his nurse if a problem arises. Suddenly, his nurse's smartphone app beeps, advising her that Sam's temperature just spiked to 101 degrees Fahrenheit, a sign that something might be wrong.

Meanwhile Debra, an at-home patient, receives a cell phone message that it's time to breathe into her respiratory training device (spirometer). The care coordinator at her doctor's office views the dashboard of data on Debra's results and is alerted if the result falls outside the safe parameter, instructing her on treatment.

And Linda, an elderly patient with mild dementia, has just woken up, and her alarm device reminds her to take her morning medicine. A sensor in her pill dispenser confirms this and the alarm says: "We'll make sure your daughter knows you took …

Skin Wrinkles Anti Aging Treatment Options

Is it possible to derail the progress of nature against your skin appearance? Yes, you can do that if you know how. You can easily restore your skin texture and tone to look many years younger than your actual age.

There are different skin anti aging treatment options that one can easily employ to fix those creases, face contours and emotion lines. You can also quickly and easily firm up sagging skin with the best anti aging treatment formula. Naturally, people lose their skin elasticity and thus the attraction as the age advances. These effects are caused by reduced cell division, harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun and environment pollution.

Some people are able to protect themselves from the UV rays by wearing sunscreens; however, these are just able to secure a smaller fraction of the exposed skin. This makes it necessary to seek other anti-aging treatment options to improve the skin appearance. There are natural methods that one can use and there also medical procedures that hel…

Fitness Center for Children

Everyone needs to exercise, including children but unfortunately, not everyone does. Children today prefer to sit in front of a television playing video games instead going outside to play ball, ride bikes, etc. A fitness center for children is designed to help younger people stay in shape by exercising. Many times these particular fitness centers will have activities and special fitness equipment that are geared towards children. This equipment may include a trampoline, floors that are covered in foam mats, and even active video games. The purpose of these centers is to help children stay fit and reduce their risk of developing childhood obesity.

According to the US Center for Disease Control (CDC), childhood obesity from 2007 to 2008 has increased 6.5% to 19.6% for children from the ages of six to eleven in the United States. In twelve months, childhood obesity has tripled. According to experts, it is recommended that children from the age of two should get at least thirty minutes e…

Types Of Prostate Diseases

The prostate is one of the most sensitive organs in the body. Just like the other parts of the body, it's affected by a number of diseases. The most common diseases include:

Benign prostatic hyperplasia

Also known as enlarged prostate, the condition is very common in men over 75 years. According to experts, the condition is part of the normal body aging process and it's brought about by changes in cell growth and hormone imbalance. When you are suffering from the condition you tend to experience trouble getting started urinating, experience weak urine stream, feel like you need to urinate, and after urinating, you feel as if the bladder isn't completely empty.

Prostate cancer

It's estimated that one in every 11 men over the age of 50 suffer from the condition. When you are suffering from the condition, there are no signs of the tumor. Instead, you experience the symptoms brought about by the blockage from the cancer. The symptoms are almost similar to the ones you experie…

How to Determine If You Have Vertigo

My friend was driving her car off to fetch the kids in school. The world suddenly spin, she was kind of dizzy but she was there sitting still in the car while everything was moving too fast... she was out of the blue for a while, good grace she stepped on the brake. She shouted for help in the middle of the street. She was just having a vertigo attack.

Vertigo is a type of dizziness that most aging people experience. Some women in their menopausal stage suffer vertigo caused by hormonal imbalance. Here are the symptoms of vertigo, if you are experiencing some of these then it is not a usual dizziness but vertigo.

1. Difficulty in standing or walking properly due to dizziness. Weak limbs.
2. Nausea that last for 1 minute.
3. Visions that everything is spinning or moving.
4. Feeling of falling or dropping.
5. Visions seems blurry and appears double.
6. Could not focus and could not hear properly
7. Feeling of light-headedness
8. Discomfort in the ear.
9. Discomfort while swallowing.
10. Having fa…

The Amazing Health Boosting Benefits of Black Pepper

Black pepper is one of the most popular and widely used spices in the world, but you might be surprised to know that it has also been used for centuries as a natural medicine. It has many health benefits that include helping with respiratory illnesses, coughs and colds, muscular strains, coronary heart disease, indigestion and stomach issues, impotency, and constipation among others. Many asthma sufferers report improvement in their conditions using this spice.

The black pepper that we use to spice our foods is derived from the Black Pepper plant, which is native to the southern part of India. It is grown year-round, so it is always readily available. It has strong antibacterial properties, which is the root of its use as a natural health remedy. In addition to this, its antibacterial properties make it a popular choice as a food preservative.

It is also rich in iron, potassium, manganese, vitamin K, vitamin C, and fiber. It has been found to help increase the secretion of Hydrochloric…

Join Courses In Botox Fillers To Explore Your Career As An Aesthetic Professional

Every person, whether he is a male or female, is always concerned about his looks, especially women are highly curious about their looks and do not want leave any stone unturned when it comes to adopting the methods that are helpful in enhancing their looks. But, as every machine depreciate due to its regular wear and tear, similarly as the age a person passes impacts of growing age starts appearing on his face in the form of wrinkles, losing of skin etc. The situation becomes complicated for him when the youths start calling them as uncle and aunty. Have you ever noticed the expressions of any woman when some youth addresses her as an aunty? At that time pray for some miracle to happen in her life that could help her in looking beautiful as she was a few years back.

To get rid of this problem, they start making use of different cosmetics and methods which are helpful in retaining their looks, in-fact they even do not hesitate in paying huge pounds from their wallet at the beauty salo…

The Right Pillow Can Help You Sleep Better

Too many adults don't get enough sleep on a regular basis. At the same time, they often aren't sleeping well either. Tossing and turning through the night can make it hard to get up alert the next day. It can hinder the thought process and reduce overall mood. The right pillow though can help with a better night of sleep. What a difference that will make in your day-to-day routine!

The Miracle Bamboo pillow offers a comfortable option that is also good for the alignment of the neck. This can cut the risk of waking up with aches and pains around the neck and shoulder regions. Since it has the memory foam materials, it will conform to the shape of your body. As a result, your head will melt right into it when you lay down on it at night.

The pillow case is made from bamboo that is relaxing and comfortable. In addition to feeling great, it is also going to look very nice on your bed. The materials will help with regulating temperature so you aren't going to wake up feeling co…