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Walk Yourself To Fitness

27 December, 2015 (05:08) | Uncategorized | By: admin

FitnessOne spring morning, Jennifer and Jessica Modzeleski, 18-year-old twins from Dunbarton, N.H., woke up at 4:30 a.m. to walk a marathon and a half. It may sound like an odd way to spend a weekend, but Jenn and Jess had a good cause in mind. They were going the distance and raising money to help stomp out a deadly disease.

The Modzeleski sisters participated in the 2004 Avon Walk for Breast Cancer, a weekend long fund-raising event. Between May and October, weekend walks were held in six U.S. cities. The first of the six walks kicked off in Boston, where Jenn and Jess participated with about 1,600 other walkers. The Boston event alone raised more than $4.5 million for breast cancer education, screening, treatment complete illness recovery, and scientific research to find a cure. “It’s a cause everyone needs to be aware of,” Jess told Current Health.

Epidemic

Breast cancer is second only to skin cancer as the leading cancer in women in the United States. In 2004 alone, …

Invert This

6 December, 2015 (04:41) | Uncategorized | By: admin

Therapy-TableMost people in the world don’t like pain. It’s not fun, it’s not comfortable and it can definitely ruin your life. Some people suffer from persistent pain because of their work. You see many who have worked their whole lives in production and have had their joints and their muscles scream back in retaliation. People who sit at desks day in and day out tapping away at a keyboard can suffer from bad posture and carpal tunnel. There are those who are involved with unfortunate accidents that leave them with persistent pain in many parts of their bodies and there are diseases like arthritis that make it almost impossible to do many everyday things.

Depending on the reason for the pain many people may need to undergo surgery one or two times in their lives to help it. For people who suffer from back pain, neck pain and circulation issues you may be able to find relief by using an inversion table. After talking with your doctor if you …

Skin Tag Decimation from Home

5 December, 2015 (04:49) | Uncategorized | By: admin

Skin-Tag-DecimationA single person can have anywhere from one to one hundred skin tags on their body at any given time. Skin tags prefer to hide in the folds of skin such as the neck, armpit, groin area and are even found in the creases of the eyelid. They are more common on newborns, the elderly and those who are overweight, but anyone can have a skin tag at any given time. There is no cure for skin tags and there are no preventative medications. They are generally benign and grow no larger than 3mm in diameter and tend to be less than 5-6mm in length. They should be the same colour as your natural complexion and any person from any race, colour or gender might find themselves with a skin tag at some point in their lives.

While they may be harmless, it’s true that they aren’t very appealing. They flap about and generally make a nuisance of themselves. Ask anyone who has a skin tag and they can probably …

Save Yourself Time With The Best Carbonite Features

29 November, 2015 (04:58) | Uncategorized | By: admin

Carbonite-FeaturesNo, it’s not on the table of elements. Carbonite is a really awesome online backup service that I highly recommend to everyone. Carbonite was one of the first online backup services to offer unlimited backup and storage to their customers. This is not to be confused with online storage options that will help you free up space on your hard drive.

No matter who you are, hard drive and computer problems are inevitable. To help you circumvent the catastrophe that can happen WHEN something does happen to your computer, backing it up on a regular, consistent basis is key.

Carbonite offers two different types of back up plans according to your needs. There is one for personal and business use. Carbonite works by scanning your hard drive for important files and then backing them up to their secure servers. The types of files that Carbonite will protect are photos, documents, your computer settings, emails, music and videos.

One of the great aspects I love about Carbonite is they are super …

Can Gum Chewing Help You Learn?

29 November, 2015 (04:31) | Uncategorized | By: admin

Gum-ChewingChew on this: Gum may actually help kids do better in school! According to researchers in France, gum chewing can improve memory.

Does that mean you can chew your way to an “A”?

Smackdown!

In a study at the University of Northumbria, psychologists asked three groups of volunteers to memorize lists of words, pictures, and telephone numbers. While studying the lists, people in one group chewed gum, people in another did not, and members of the third group pretended to chew gum. The 75 volunteers were then tested to see how much information they could recall. The researchers found that the gum chewers remembered 35 percent more than volunteers in the other two groups. (Members of the group who pretended to chew didn’t remember more, but they probably felt silly.)

Another recent study confirms that chewing gum might well be brain food. Kenneth Allen, a professor at the New York University School of Dentistry, divided 56 student volunteers into groups of gum chewers and nonchewers, and lectured to …

Know The Contents Before You Eat It!

22 November, 2015 (08:38) | Uncategorized | By: admin

calories-and-total-fatStop! Before you eat your Lunchables or down the contents of your juice box, do you know what’s in there? Preservatives? A high fat content? Tons of calories? Lots of sugar? There’s an easy way to find out what you’re really
swallowing: Read the Nutrition Facts label on every manufactured-food package. The label contains detailed nutritional information about the food. But you don’t have to read all of it, says Kathy McManus, director of nutrition at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. If you’re trying to slim down or stay healthy, skip right to these four parts of the label.

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Serving Size

WHY IT’S IMPORTANT: Knowing the serving size of a food allows you to compare similar products easily. That will help you quickly choose the one that’s lower in calories and total fat, for example.

WHAT TO DO: Check the total number of servings on packages. Even small containers can contain multiple servings.

BEWARE OF:

* imprecise serving sizes, such as “about 3” servings. To avoid being …

Lose The Electronics And Gain A Life!

19 November, 2015 (08:22) | Uncategorized | By: admin

Lose-The-ElectronicsWhen your parents were growing up, there was probably only one kind of electronic screen in their homes–the television. Today, screens are everywhere. From big-screen TVs to pocket-sized video games, from computers to cell phones, kids are growing up in homes filled with electronics. You may count on those devices to keep you informed and entertained. But you might not have counted on the damage they can do to your vision. All those bright, flashing lights–and the squinting you do as you stare at them–could be taking a toll on your eyes.

Screen It Out

Consider the case of an 8-year-old boy recently treated by Stuart Dankner, an ophthalmologist at Johns Hopkins Medical Center in Baltimore. An ophthalmologist is a medical doctor who examines eyes and diagnoses and treats eye disease. Dankner’s patient was healthy but suffered from daily headaches.

People who need glasses sometimes get headaches, so Dankner gave the boy a vision test. His eyesight was normal. Dankner was stumped until he noticed that his young patient …

Tolerance Is Always The Right Way

16 November, 2015 (05:26) | Uncategorized | By: admin

ToleranceZainep Mahmoud, 17, isn’t the kind of person you’d think of as an outsider. She is friendly and attractive. She’s also a top-ranked student at her Washington, D.C., high school. But three years ago, shortly after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, she was snubbed by classmates. Zainep’s mother is African American, and her father, a practicing Muslim, is from Egypt. Zainep was sitting outside on a school bench when a plane flew overhead. A classmate turned to her and said, “There go your cousins. I hope they don’t do it again.” People continued making nasty remarks, including comments about her dad’s being Arab. Zainep was stunned. “Part of me is part of him. It didn’t feel good,” she said.

Suspicious Minds Whether you’re white or Asian, gay or straight, a jock or a nerd, you’ve probably been stereotyped. It is an experience that most people have had and that few like. In Zainep’s case, her peers were provoked by her background. “I felt people were prejudiced against different cultures, …

The Art Of The Apology

13 November, 2015 (05:03) | Uncategorized | By: admin

Art-Of-The-ApologyThe nightmare of having to write “I’m Sorry” 1,000 times as a punishment for destructive behavior came true for three Colorado teens. The three 16-year-olds were responsible for igniting a fire that burned more than 2,000 acres in Colorado. As part of their sentences, the court required them to write letters of apology to the victims of the fire–more than 1,000 households had to evacuate.
Although most people will not experience anything that drastic, chances are that sometime you will do or say something that strains your relationship with a friend or family member. Then the only way to mend things will be to apologize. Some apologies are second nature: You bump into someone as you both arrive at the door at the same time, and “Sorry” automatically comes out. On the other hand, however, offhand comments such as “Trish really needs to update her wardrobe” can destroy a friendship. For example, suppose the comment gets back to Trish, and she refuses to speak to you. When you ask her …

Track And Field In What City?

10 November, 2015 (04:36) | Uncategorized | By: admin

Track-And-FieldGabriela Szabo of Romania, the diminutive diva of middle-distance running, engaged in a nasty feud with fellow Romanian Szekely Violeta, her chief rival in the 1,500 m. And she threatened to boycott the 5,000 m because Olga Yegorova of Russia had tested positive at an earlier meet for EPO, a drug used to boost endurance, but was reinstated through a loophole. When Yegorova ran her first heat, two British athletes held up a sign reading “EPO cheats out” until security officers asked them to take it down.

Great stuff.

A few visitors were not so kind. Robert Philip of London’s Daily Telegraph called the city “Deadmonton” and poked fun at the Alberta capital’s self-proclaimed moniker, City of Champions. Thin-skinned civic boosters and some local media turned Philip into public enemy No. 1, just ahead of Edmonton Sun columnist Terry Jones, who criticized the theatrical component of the opening ceremonies. Residents just laughed it all off. “Who cares?” mechanic Ron Strobel said before taking his seat one night. “You see all …