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What Are Muscle Strains and How Can You Prevent Them?

What Are Muscle Strains and How Can You Prevent Them?

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Have you ever been sidelined by a strained muscle? Muscle strains are one of the most common injuries athletes and fitness buffs deal with. Although not life threatening, muscle strains are painful and inconvenient. People toss around the term “muscle strain” loosely, using it to refer to any kind of muscle injury. Have you ever wondered what a strained muscle really is? Most importantly, how can you prevent and treat this common injury?

Eating and Living Healthier: The Fight Against Weight-Related Diseases

Eating and Living Healthier: The Fight Against Weight-Related Diseases

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In 2002 Christine Castillo learned she had Type 2 diabetes. She was 56 and had just become the guardian of six grandchildren. Prior to her diagnosis, she also suffered from high blood pressure. Unfortunately for Castillo, these diseases not only run in her family, but they also relate to weight. Castillo, who is 5-feet and weighs over 200 pounds, worked hard to get her nutrition and weight under control, but it didn’t take long for that to change.

Exercise and Obesity: Does Working Out Reduce the Negative Health Effects of Obesity?

Exercise and Obesity: Does Working Out Reduce the Negative Health Effects of Obesity?

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Obesity is a risk factor for a number of chronic health problems including heart disease, type 2 diabetes and some forms of cancer. Exercise combined with a healthy diet is one of the best ways to reduce body fat, but even if you’re obese and never lose a pound, a new study shows you’re still getting benefits. Find out why.