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6 Common Causes of Morning Stiffness and What to Do About It

Hey!  I hope you're having a great day! Did you wake up this morning feeling stiff or sore?  If you didn't consider yourself lucky.  Many people struggle with this common problem and can often get terribly discouraged by it despite the fact that the stiffness seems to go away as the day moves on. But what causes this extremely common phenomenon?  Here are some things to consider. 1) Sleeping position.  Roughly one third of our life will be spent in bed and not all sleep positions are safe...
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Making This Small Change Can Reduce Stress on Your Knees, Hips or Feet

Hey!  I hope you're having a great day! If you're like me than you've probably had a time or two where you've had some activity induced soreness in your knees, hips or feet.  If you haven't, consider yourself lucky.  For the rest of us we know that there are certain things we have to be careful with in order to not develop a problem in these areas. For me it was basketball.  After about the fourth week of playing again I started to get very sore on...
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This Could Be the Key to having More Energy

Hey!  I hope you're having a great day! Have you ever had one of those days where something happens that makes you think that you should change something about your life?  Last Sunday was one of those days for me. For the second day in a row I had played basketball and for the second day in a row I felt like I just didn't have enough endurance to keep up at a competitive level throughout the entire string of games.  The weeks prior to this I...
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Are Your Thoughts Harming Your Body? New Research Findings…

Hey!  I hope you're having a great day! This week I've been thinking about a topic that I find fascinating and that I am reading more and more about as the years go on.  It is the mind-body connection. It's easy to see the connection between the mind and the body by simply analyzing the reactions we have to certain mental/emotional states.  Take fear for instance. When you are truly afraid, the first thing you may notice is that your heart rate increases similar to going through a...
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Which of These People is More Like You?

Hey!  I hope you're having a great day! This past week was interesting because I had a few more opportunities than usual to share stories with people about things I've been through, been able to overcome and been able to accomplish.  I was around a number of people who needed to hear an encouraging story and it was nice to revisit a few memories that I don't often think about unless I'm in that type of situation.
Often times when I do this I get reminded of...
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FDA Releases New Warning on Anti-Inflammatories

Hey!  I hope you're having a great day! This was my first week back after an awesome vacation with my family to the Blue Ridge Mountains in Georgia where we got to enjoy a beautiful mountain view cabin, do some hiking, see some waterfalls, go white water rafting and enjoy some good quality time together. The trip did have one blip though... Prior to checking in to our cabin, we spent two days in Atlanta and on the second day while playing basketball I took a hard fall...
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Do Those Compression Garments on TV Really Work?

Hey!  I hope you're having a great day! According to a multi year Mayo Clinic study, right now 57.5% of doctor visits in America are made in part because of a musculoskeletal problem, making it the most common health ailment in America. This is why you will see on TV many commercials for products touted as being a "magic bullet" solution for these problems.  The newest series of them features active and retired professional athletes touting the benefits of compression sleeves like Copper Fit and others. When I...
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Are You Proactive or Reactive?

Hey!  I hope you're having a great day! In the late 1980's a groundbreaking personal development book called "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People" was published by Dr. Stephen Covey.  When it was released, I'm sure that no one including Covey could have predicted the massive success and influence it would have. In addition to selling millions of books, it catapulted Covey into a position of influence that was truly astounding. He was named one of the top 25 most influential Americans and his book was...
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Squatting For Better Health?

Hey!  I hope your day is going well! When you read that subject line, you may have thought that I was writing about a type of exercise but actually it's something a bit more intimate. So here's what prompted me to write this... Friday nights I often watch the show Shark Tank on ABC where entrepreneurs pitch their ideas to potential investors (the sharks) in the hopes of making a deal. In addition to some good entertainment and some interesting dialogue, every once in a while you see someone...
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An Essential Key to Remaining Flexible

Hey!  I hope you're having a great day! When we hear the word "flexible" it's not uncommon to think of people that almost seem to be made of rubber.  I'm sure you've seen circus performers bending their bodies into pretzel shapes or gymnasts doing splits or small children putting their legs behind their heads like its nothing.  Although most of us would never aspire to move that way, most of us eventually get to a point where we realize that improving or maintaining flexibility is important. As...
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