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02 Mar 2020

Source: unsplash.com (free to use and share)   Inflammation is basically a natural response of your immune system to danger. Your body activates it to protect itself from injuries, toxins, and infections by releasing chemicals (proteins and antibodies) and increasing blood flow in the affected area. The process takes a few hours or days. This acute inflammation is, therefore, good for you.   However, in cases of chronic inflammation, this response keeps your body in a perpetual state of alertness, leaving a negative trace on your tissues and organs. Some…

09 Feb 2020

  Source: depositphotos.com (free to use and share)   Maintaining your physique is about more than appearances. It is equally a matter of health.   As a frequent traveler, you will face a lot of physical and mental stress that will affect your immune system, but using every opportunity to fortify your musculature can be challenging when you’re swept up in work or pleasure.   If you’re having a hard time scheduling your exercises during the trips, here’s how to maintain your physique and stay in shape when traveling.  …

17 Jan 2020

If you are recovering from addiction or another illness, you know the struggles that come with building resilience and fortitude. Addiction recovery feels harder some days than others, and many people who struggle turn to fitness and exercise as a consistent way to improve their mental and physical condition. Like recovery, endurance is about so much more than physical hardiness. It's also about developing a mental constitution. Physical fitness and building endurance provide those in recovery with a helpful tool for overcoming roadblocks and challenges.   Addiction Can Change Your…

17 Jan 2020

If you suffer from chronic pain, such as shoulder pain or lower back pain, a physical therapist could help you with special exercises. Many patients use medicine for pain management to control pain and problems from swollen joints but do not use special exercises to improve the physical condition of the affected muscle groups. With physical therapy, you could improve your blood circulation and your physical condition.   Physical Therapy for Pain Management You can discuss your chronic pain with a physical therapist who can help you with specially designed…

09 Jan 2020

  Live Healthy One day at a Time     by Jennice H. Spence, Jan. 1st 2020 Hello again, and welcome to the new year. 2019 presented plenty of challenges and obstacles that have made my family and I stronger than ever.   This past year my family and I have been able to do so much more physically since Jenna's first birthday. Her independence has allowed Isaac and I to travel, go on more dates and keep with a strict To Do list. However, in the midst of everything…..we…

03 Sep 2019

Candida, the scientific name for yeast, is responsible for one of the most common forms of infections in human beings. This organism naturally lives in the mouth and intestines and aids the digestive function. But when their number grows excessively, you may experience a leaky gut and several other health issues. If you come across digestive issues, oral thrush, genital infections, seasonal allergies, and mood swings persistently, you are probably suffering from Candida overgrowth.   When you experience such symptoms, you must see a doctor immediately and start the right…

11 Aug 2019

  Image by pexels   Did you know that sleep is just as important to our health as diet and exercise? While the importance of sleep seems to be taken lightly, it’s well known within the medical community that sleep is a critical determinant of both physical health and mental well-being.   Why is Sleep Important?   While most think of sleep as a time of rest, it is actually a restorative process our body undergoes to ensure that all its organs continue to function properly. During the five stages…

30 Jul 2019

If you are a vegetarian and are curious about the keto diet, you can experience this lifestyle too! It is entirely possible to not eat meat and still follow a keto lifestyle. So if you’re already on the keto diet and are thinking about giving up meat, you can do that too! However, you need to be aware of how to do it properly to avoid potential health issues. The vegetarian keto diet will help you feel like you have more energy and feel better overall.     Photo by…

22 Jul 2019

Sleep is essential for our body to function at its best. It affects our emotional, mental and physical state so profoundly that a lack of sleep can be dangerous. When we are sleep deprived it’s hard to focus and concentrate, stay calm and be patient, make good choices and feel happy. Consistent insomnia can lead to creeping weight gain and make us more prone to heart problems. Because sleep is so essential to human functioning, making the time to understand how to get the best sleep is worthwhile endeavor.  …

04 Jul 2019

Live Healthy one Day at A Time       It's been a few weeks and a lot has happened. Isaac has a new government job and on new medication for his eczema. Jenna celebrated her 1st birthday with family and friends and has gained her weight nicely at 20lbs! I am now the director of the Kid’s Club in Sterling VA and life is good for the most part. We are looking for a new apartment complex, and with all the changes, eating right and exercise have been difficult…

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