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Archive for August, 2006

Strengthening quad muscles by treading water to prevent running injuries

27th August 2006

I am a runner with a body structure that includes large muscles in the legs but only small bones to accompany that muscle mass. I have been running for 25 years and have had quad strains many times. In a nutshell, people like me need to tread water in a pool for 2 hours a day for two […]

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Exercise harder in hot weather by wearing cooling vests

22nd August 2006

Here’s an interesting article about how cooling your body down helps you get a better workout. Researchers have known that wearing cooling garments – such as gel-filled vests – to lower overall body temperature before endurance events enables athletes to delay overheating and thus operate at peak performance longer.

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UCompareHealthCare review: useful but not perfect

13th August 2006

http://www.ucomparehealthcare.com/ is a good resource that gathers information from a variety of sources and sues it to compare doctors, hospitals, and nursing homes. This can be helpful when making a decision regarding which facility to use, but one friend warned me not to use this as your only resource because they don’t get feedback from actual […]

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Reason not to indulge yourself even once

8th August 2006

Here’s an interesting article about how even one unhealthy meal, one high in saturated fat, has a negative effect on your arteries. I may have to rethink the way I’ve been approaching my diet. Basically, I’ve just been trying to eat healthy most of the time figuring the occasional indulgence wouldn’t be a problem if my […]

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Test-yourself-at-home medical kits

2nd August 2006

I read an interesting article on test-yourself-at-home medical kits a couple of weeks ago that died in very directly with the idea of improving your healthspan. For a glimpse at the future of at-home testing, look to the baby boomers, Passiment said. That generation, whose oldest members are turning 60 this year, is anxious not […]

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