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Reducing Stress and Anxiety through Music

Music affects your health in more ways than you can think. Music serves as an excellent backdrop for your life and its enjoyment from what you’re doing while also reducing stress.  In most cases music can help make you feel more alert and enhance your concentration.  Stress and Anxiety are mental health conditions which cause mental and emotional tension within the body. Cortisol is a hormone released during stress. Different song waves activate different parts of the brain which can …

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How To Sleep If You Have Lower Back Pain

  Republished from MedicalNewsToday.com Lower back pain can affect a person’s sleep as well as their daily activities, and sleeping in certain positions can cause or worsen the issue.  Below, learn about some appropriate sleeping positions for people with lower back pain. Then, find advice about choosing the right pillows and mattresses. The Best Sleeping Positions For Lower Back Pain Certain positions can place unnecessary strain on the neck, hips, and back, worsening, or even causing, back pain.  It is important to …

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5 Suggestions to Maintain a Healthy Life

  From Healthline.com Following a healthy lifestyle often seems incredibly complicated.  Advertisements and experts all around you seem to give conflicting advice.  However, leading a healthy life doesn’t need to be complicated. To gain optimal health, lose weight and feel better every day, we suggest trying to follow these 5 simple guidelines 1. Do Not Put Toxic Things Into Your Body Many things people put in their bodies are downright toxic.  Some, such as cigarettes, alcohol and abusive drugs, are also highly addictive, …

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The Health Benefits of Aerobic Exercise

Republished from Medical News Today Aerobic exercise reduces the risk of many health conditions, ranging from heart disease to dementia. Although all forms of physical activity provide some benefits, aerobic exercise is particularly effective because it causes the heart and lungs to work harder than usual. National physical activity guidelines recommend at least 150 minutes of aerobic activity per week. Some examples of aerobic exercise include: running, cycling, walking swimming, aerobic classes In this article, we discuss some of the benefits …

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Working From Home; Is It Healthy?

  Republished from WebMD.com If you’re one of the millions of employees who traded an office cubicle for a kitchen counter “workspace,” you might wonder if working from home is actually worse for your health than taking your chances with germs in your old office setting. That aching neck, accompanied by frayed nerves from listening to your children shriek in the background as you try to respond to your boss’ urgent email, may have you longing for the comfortable and …

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The Difference Between Sun Poisoning & Sunburn

  republished from WebMD When drawing the differences between sunburn and sun poisoning, the first thing to know is that “sun poisoning” isn’t really a medical term. It’s a made-up phrase sometimes used to mean a severe sunburn, but it also can refer to “sun allergy,” which is another term for polymorphous light eruption. Confused yet? To simplify, the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation can affect your skin in several ways. It can cause: Sunburn: skin reddening that usually lasts for several days and …

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Natural Ways To Remove Dark Circles Under Eyes

Republished from Medical News Today Although dark eye circles are not dangerous, many people seek ways to treat or hide them. However, it may not be possible to remove them altogether. Some people may think that dark circles under their eyes make them look tired and older, so they search for home remedies and treatments that can minimize their appearance. How To Remove Dark Circles Under Eyes Once a person understands why dark circles develop under their eyes, they can select …

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Exercise & Coffee Can Have The Same Effect On The Brain

Republished from Medical News Today In a new study, which appears in Nature Scientific Reports, researchers compared the effects of caffeine and exercise on working memory and concluded that acute exercise can be as good for the mind as it is for the body. How many of us use caffeine to fire up those little gray cells in the morning, or when we want to nail that deadline?  According to the World Health Organization (WHO), caffeine is one of the “most widely used psychoactive …

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Exercising Regularly Reduces Risk For 7 Types of Cancer

  Republished from WebMD Exercising regularly may reduce the risk to seven types of cancer — and a new study suggests the more you exercise, the lower your risk. That’s the conclusion of researchers who pooled data from nine published studies that included more than 750,000 men and women. “We found that the recommended amount of physical activity was in fact associated with significantly reduced risk for breast, colon, endometrial, kidney, liver, myeloma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma,” said lead researcher Charles …

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The Relationship Between Dairy and Acid Reflux

  Dairy is not typically identified as one of the causes of acid reflux, but some people may still experience it when eating dairy foods.  People who experience acid reflux after eating dairy products can instead opt for lower fat dairy options or alternatives to dairy. People with heartburn may experience a burning sensation in the chest that moves up into the neck and throat.  This sensation is due to acid from the stomach rising into the esophagus, or food pipe. The esophagus does not have the …

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