Posts made in August, 2016

One of the reasons people like to watch the Olympics is to see other people test their limits and succeed, “getting the gold.” The average person doesn’t take the time to train their body to handle the physical demands of Olympic sports like gymnastics or competitive swimming, but that doesn’t mean we don’t all at least think, “Wouldn’t it be amazing if that was me doing that?” Can we have the health of an Olympian? Perhaps....

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For a while in the 1990s it seemed like every office worker was getting carpal tunnel syndrome. It was all over the news. Indeed, as computers took over the working world, more and more people spent time hunched over desks, staring at screens, using a mouse and keyboard to do their jobs daily. The repetitive use of their hands in a certain somewhat awkward position caused many to get carpal tunnel syndrome. Even today, carpal tunnel...

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Forest Lake Sports and Concussions

Posted on Aug 15, 2016

People who play sports such as football, hockey, or soccer often know someone who has experienced a concussion. It’s a traumatic brain injury caused by a blow to the head or body. Whenever a person’s head or body are jarred whereas the brain inside the skull shakes, it’s likely a concussion. Some pass out because of it; others don’t. Some have cuts or bruises; others don’t. Most people fully recover from a concussion by getting rest....

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Happy Hormones

Posted on Aug 10, 2016

Ladies– this one’s for you, though men should read it, too, because chances are you have important ladies in your life. Have you heard of “happy hormones?” Usually when people mention hormones, they’re referring to randy teenagers who just don’t know what to do with their hormonal feelings or else they’re talking about women who seem agitated. But there are happy hormones (and neurotransmitters) and they can be boosted! First,...

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Beat the Summer Heat

Posted on Aug 2, 2016

Summertime and the livin’ is…HOT! For the first time on record, every square inch of all 50 states is forecast to see above-average temperatures for the next three months, according to a forecast map from the federal government’s Climate Prediction Center. Meanwhile, if you’ve been following the news, you’ll know that a 12-year-old boy died while hiking in north Phoenix amid triple-digit temperatures. Oppressive heat can be...

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