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Make Your Own Madness

03/28/2017 | 07:51 AM

A Guide to Home Basketball System.   Everyone who’s shot at a hoop in the driveway has done it. You shoot a 3-pointer, trying to replicate one of the most exciting plays in all of sports: the buzzer-beater. THREE! TWO! ONE! And everyone screams out the iconic final horn sound.   As spring gets into […]

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Five Spring Stars

03/21/2017 | 11:01 AM

[Written by Peter Nielsen].   Some of the great joys of spring line the produce aisles of you local produce store or farmers market. Along with the delicious spring harvest comes some great opportunities to up the nutrition content of your diet, while enjoying it more! Fresh, seasonal produce reaps the most nutritional value. We’ve […]

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Sleep

03/14/2017 | 01:39 PM

[Written by Peter Nielsen].   Busy schedules, stress, family, and medical issues can wreak havoc on your sleep schedule. Four common problems that arise from lack of needed sleep are depression, memory loss, weakened immune system, and a lower tolerance for pain. Now, recent research indicates that the health costs of sleep deprivation is greater […]

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Children and Cardiovascular Health

03/07/2017 | 07:20 AM

[Written by Peter Nielsen].   We have watched with dismay in the last 30 years as the rates of childhood obesity more than doubled in children and tripled in adolescents. Now we find there is more to this story. Recently published studies have found that kids are about fifteen percent less aerobically fit than their […]

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Memory Walks

02/28/2017 | 08:50 AM

[Written by Peter Nielsen].   Do your brain a favor … make walking a part of your regular routine! Evidence that regular walking benefits brain health continues to pile up. If you’re not a walker, this should convince you to start!   A recent study from The Beckman Institute at the University of Illinois involving […]

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The Dark Side of Sodas

02/21/2017 | 06:51 AM

[Written by Peter Nielsen]. You may or may not drink cola or sodas, but you undoubtedly have a dear friend or family member who does! We’ve heard over and over again that sodas are an important factor in obesity, which is a huge cause for concern in it’s own right. Recent developments show that obesity […]

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Some Nutty News

02/14/2017 | 10:54 AM

[Written by Peter Nielsen].   There’s another reason to add walnuts to your diet! New research from the Harvard School of Public Health indicates that walnuts may reduce the risk for Type 2 diabetes in women.   The study, published in The Journal of Nutrition, included 138,000 nurses between the ages of 35 and 77 […]

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Gluten Facts

02/07/2017 | 11:32 AM

[Written by Peter Nielsen].   Gluten-free products are showing up on grocery shelves everywhere and more and more people are tweaking their diets to reduce their gluten intake. However, many people have never heard of gluten allergies or gluten allergies. Gluten makes up 20 percent of global calorie intake and is a basic staple in […]

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Walk Against Back Pain

01/31/2017 | 09:46 AM

[Written by Peter Nielsen].   At some point in their lives, 80% of Americans will suffer from back pain. It is the most common cause of job-related disability and is a leading contributor to missed work, costing Americans at least $50 billion each year in health care costs. Often, lower back pain goes away within […]

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