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Active Lifestyle. Part 5

Monday, October 15, 2012 12:45 Comments Off

Applying the theories Several of the theories presented in Chapter 6 of the Surgeon General’s Report apply to various aspects of one or more of the three frameworks just described. This section addresses the application of the theories to each framework as if the frameworks are not linked to each other. However, keep in mind […]

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Exercise Programs for Older Adults. Part 2

Thursday, September 27, 2012 11:54 Comments Off

A study by Dr. Ralph Paffenbarger Jr. involved 17,000 Harvard alumni who entered college between 1916 and 1950.(11) The men who were the most active were shown to have less than half the risk of dying as the men who were the least active. Even the men who had other known health risks, such as […]

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Bringing Mind Body to Your Facility, Part 2

Tuesday, July 24, 2012 7:28 Comments Off

Mind/body techniques Here are some mind/body techniques used at The Marsh. Training methods: * Visualization is encouraged during exercise. For those who are hypertensive, trainers have them visualize their blood vessels being relaxed and open as they exercise.

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What is Proper Sit up Form?

Thursday, June 21, 2012 11:08 Comments Off

My 11-year-old son’s gym teacher insists that he perform the old-fashioned sit-ups: hands behind the head and legs straight. I read that these are now contraindicated. My son was sent to the principal because he refused to do them that way. Can you help me out with some information?

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Baby & The Beast. Part 2

Tuesday, May 15, 2012 13:33 Comments Off

Make the appropriate introductions Many experts recommend introducing the baby to your household pets through their sense of smell. Have your partner bring an item of the baby’s clothing or bedding to your pet for “inspection” before the baby comes home from the hospital. When Fido comes face-to-face with your little bundle of joy, his […]

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Comparing Prescription Sleep Aids: Ambien, Lunesta, Sonata, and Rozerem

Saturday, September 20, 2008 11:10 Comments Off

Sleep trouble is a common affliction in America. Over 40% of Americans will experience insomnia at some point in their lives. For millions, insomnia is a daily condition. It arises for a variety of reasons, ranging from short-term stress to chronic pain, to abnormal body rhythms. One option for treating insomnia is prescription sleep aids. […]

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