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Tips on Preventing Injuries this Spring

TulipIt’s not unusual for people to feel the warm breeze on their skin, and have a sudden urge to renew a New Year’s resolutions of getting back in shape. But spring is also a time where people get injured attempting to do everything at once. Keep these tips in minds so your body stays safe from common injuries, whether you like to play tennis, rollerblade or bike.

Talk to Your Doctor

It may seem like overkill, but talking to your doctor before doing anything can be a huge preventative step. Your family history or personal health may not allow you to do it all, so get the advice now while you’re still feeling good. Also, you should always start slowly. Test your stamina with walks or light jogs, and then start building up to more moderate and intense exercise intervals.

Play It Safe

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5 Best and Worst Foods for Your Joints

MilkJoint pain is an affliction that millions of Americans must deal with. What you may not know, however, is that the foods you eat on a daily basis may both positively and negatively influence your joint health. If you would like to improve (or prevent)  osteoarthritis, consider adding these five good foods to your diet and eliminating the five bad.

The Good

Foods that are great for improving your overall joint health and reducing joint pain are:

  • Low fat milk
  • Virgin olive oil
  • Cherry juice
  • Wine
  • Fatty fish

From antioxidants to omega 3s, these five foods contain a wide number of compounds that have been shown to improve joint health, and for each one listed there have been studies documenting participants who suffer from osteoarthritis showing improvement after adding these foods to their re...

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3 Ways of Sticking to Your 2017 New Year’s Resolutions

CalendarTwo of the most common New Year’s resolutions are getting fit and losing weight — lifestyle changes that are difficult to achieve. Here are some tips to make sure you meet your goals this year.

1. Make one change at a time.

Many people fail to keep their New Year’s resolutions because they take on too much at once.  Stay disciplined when you implement drastic changes in your diet and exercise can be quite difficult. Replacing unhealthy behaviors gradually over time will put less stress on your system and encourage you to stick with it over the long term.

Start out by setting small specific goals you know you can achieve. This will help boost your confidence before ramping things up.

2. Get others involved.

Let your friends and family know about your New Year’s resolutions...

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Steps You Can Take to Stay Warm at Night

TeaWhen the temperatures start to drop in Boca Raton for the winter, it can make it difficult to sleep at night. Many people find it difficult to fall asleep when their body is extremely cold. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to help you stay warm at night.

Step #1: Drink a Hot Beverage

Drinking a cup of your favorite warm beverage can help you stay warm. It helps you stay warm because it raises your inner body temperature.

If you are thinking of drinking a warm beverage before you go to sleep, make sure you pick your drink carefully. Try to avoid anything that has too much sugar, too much caffeine and alcohol. Try and stick with warm milk or herbal teas.

Step #2: Take a Warm Bath or Shower

Warm baths and showers aren’t just relaxing; they are helpful when you are trying to stay war...

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