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    Massage Offers Benefits for Exercisers at All Levels


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    Summer is the season of swimming, tennis, and being outdoors. But along with summer sports, the season brings sprained ankles, pulled muscles and shin splints. This summer, and all year round, athletes of all levels are turning to massage therapy to combat these mishaps.


    Once considered an alternative medicine, massage has staked its claim to the mainstream. Americans make about 114 million visits to massage therapists each year, and spend about $6 billion total. Moreover, the American Massage Therapy Association reports that 2 million more people sought out massage therapy in 2005 than in 2004.


    Robin ... Continue reading Massage Offers Benefits for Exercisers at All Levels.


    Making Child's Play Out of Staying Fit


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    When you were a kid, you probably did a little hula hooping during gym class. Back then you may have thought it was all fun and games and maybe a bit silly but turns out your gym teacher was on to something.


    All the twisting and turning you do to keep the hoop from falling gives you a full body workout. In fact, according to the Cooper Institute, a nonprofit research and education center, one minute of hula hooping burns as many calories as running an eight-minute mile or taking part in a high impact aerobic class.


    "Add a little weight to the hoop and you can incorporate strength training into your wor ... Continue reading Making Child's Play Out of Staying Fit.


    Controlling Cholesterol Counts


    Cardiovascular disease is the leading killer of men and women in the United States, claiming one million lives each year. Cardiovascular disease includes diseases of the heart, but it also includes stroke and blockages in other arteries in the body.

    Cholesterol is one of the most established risk factors for heart disease, yet people are still confused. Learn what cholesterol is and what we can do to control it.

    Cardiovascular disease is the leading killer of men and women in the United States, claiming one million lives each year.

    Cardiovascular disease includes diseases of the heart, but it also includes stroke and blockages in other arteries in the body. And it's important to know that about half of all the deaths due to cardiovascular disease are due to coronary heart disease. Coronary artery disease develops when cholesterol is deposited and absorbed into the wall of a vessel within the heart.

    Cholesterol is one of the most established risk factors for heart disease, yet people are still confused. Learn what cholesterol is a ... Continue reading Controlling Cholesterol Counts.


    Trim Your Tummy


    trimtummy.jpgWhether it's a New Year's resolution to lose those extra holiday pounds, or a springtime goal to banish the bathing suit season bulge, any reason is a good reason to get back on track and tighten your tummy. Before you start those crunches and sit-ups, personal trainer Kathy Hocking has devised three belly-flattening moves to tone the tummies of all.

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    Julia Tolliver Maranan

    Whether it's a New Year's resolution to lose those extra holiday pounds, or a springtime goal to banish the bathing suit season bulge, any reason is a good reason to get back on track and tighten your tummy.

    Before you start those crunches and sit-ups, personal trainer Kathy Hocking has devised three belly-flattening moves to tone the tummies of all. These three ab-blasters are perfect for busy moms because you work a lot of muscles at one time -- your abdominal ... Continue reading Trim Your Tummy.


    Diagnosing and Treating Adult ADHD


    Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD, was originally considered a childhood disorder. But in most cases, ADHD persists into adulthood. Adult ADHD is a very common and impairing disorder. Recent studies show that about 4.4% of the adult population in the United States has ADHD. That means about 8 million individuals.



    If individuals are worried that they might have ADHD, it's important to go in and get a diagnosis. The consequences of missing the diagnosis are significant.

    Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD, was originally considered a childhood disorder. But in most cases, ADHD persists into adulthood. Adult ADHD is a very common and quite impairing disorder. Recent studies show that about 4.4% of the adult population in the United States has ADHD. That means about 8 million individuals.

    If individuals are worried that they might have ADHD, it's important to go in and get a diagnosis. The consequences of missing the diagnosis are significant. We know that untreated adults with ADHD are more likely to be divorced and separated, to be underemployed, change jobs more frequently or be une ... Continue reading Diagnosing and Treating Adult ADHD.