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Archive for April, 2006

Traveling abroad for healthcare

27th April 2006

I’ve known for a long time that Thailand is famous for cosmetic surgery resorts and sex change operations. It seems that more countries want to benefit from medical tourism. They call it medical value travel in India alhtough many people feel that India does not yet have the infrastructure to support world-class healthcare. As one […]

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Tiki Barber’s workouts

26th April 2006

Tiki Barber is an awesome running abck for my favorite NFL team, the NY Giants. I came across this very interesting article on his workouts. They happen with trainer Joe Carini. The workouts are pretty intense so let me give you a sample before you go read the article. “The Yoke.” It’s a 260-pound frame and […]

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Advice for men who want to look ripped

23rd April 2006

To look cut, with great muscle definition, many people have the misconception that you need to hit the gym. That’s the general belief: lift less weight and do more reps for definition. For bulk, lift heavier weight and do fewer reps. The idea that less weight tones muscles is wrong. Less weight and more reps […]

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Not all antioxidant supplements are effective

23rd April 2006

Researchers who improved the healthspans of mice share some important findings regarding antioxidants and their anti-aging ability to neutralize free radicals. Practical advice at the end is to eat more fruits and vegetables. The study also reminds us that not all supplements are healthy. The problem is that few supplements undergo clinical trials. Consumers seem to be […]

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Don’t work too hard

21st April 2006

A recent study reminds me that it’s not healthy to work too hard. I’ve probably been working hard the past few weeks, trying to correct all students’ midterm exams. I have 5 left and 3 hours left before I have to be in class handing them back. I think it’s time for a quick jog […]

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How to strengthen an unstable, repeatedly sprained ankle

21st April 2006

Here’s a question about an unstable ankle: I’ve got an unstable ankle due to repeated sprains, and have been to multiple orthopedics – outside of surgery (which I don’t have the time for right now) I’ve gotten no real answers to strengthen it and/or ways to prevent further injury. I’m a soccer and football player and […]

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Bicep strain, bruising, working on biceps

21st April 2006

A recent question from my favorite sports message board: I got a bicep strain about two weeks ago there is some bruising that still hasn’t gone away. How long should i wait until working on my biceps again? The first bit of advice was to see a doctor. The person with the bruised biceps answered that […]

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Running, cardio, bone and joint issues

19th April 2006

I really need to do more cardio. Sometimes I run to the local park and jog for a bit on their trails. The problem is that I only do this once or twice a week. I like running, but I try to avoid too much running because I’m concerned about my knees. I know a […]

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Complaints about Bally’s regarding billing and membership

18th April 2006

On a sports message board I frequent, someone recently posted this complaint about Bally’s: My wife has been trying to cancel her “lifetime” membership for over a year. When she calls them she gets put on hold for close to an hour EVERY time. She can’t cancel online. The local Bally’s “can’t” do it either… […]

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Kimchi health benefits, risks, recipe

17th April 2006

Health Magazine ranks Kimchi one of the healthiest foods in the world. Kimchi has lots of vitamins and antioxidants, but kimchi also has “healthy bacteria called lactobacilli, found in fermented foods like kimchi and yogurt. This good bacteria helps with digestion, plus it seems to help stop and even prevent yeast infections, according to a […]

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