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Is Your Smartphone a Pain in the Neck?

Fifty-eight percent of American adults own smartphones. If you spend more than two hours a day hunched over your phone, you might succumb to “tech neck”.  Tech neck is a condition that occurs when you spend too much time with your head tilted forward to read texts or other content on your smartphone.  At a15 […]

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Reduce Inflammation By Igniting Your Passion for Healthy Eating

The word inflammation is derived from a Latin word meaning “to kindle” or “to ignite”.  Inflammation is part of your immune system,  the body’s attempt at self-protection, and is designed to remove harmful stimuli and begin the healing process.  There are two kinds of inflammation, acute and chronic.  Acute inflammation starts rapidly and quickly becomes […]

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Between A Rock And A Shark Place

She’s on a secret beach in Mexico, and it is beautiful. As she looks out across the water, she sees a small island. Its contours remind her of a pregnant woman. Fitting, really, considering why she’s there. Her name is Nancy. She’s on her way to becoming a doctor. Well, she was, anyway. Her mother […]

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Bikes and Cars Can Coexist

I recently read some interesting and troubling statistics on cycling.  Did you know that 75% of cycling related fatalities were due to the fact that the cyclist had no helmet?  That being said, many cyclists who wear a helmet, and many who are experienced cyclists, have been involved in accidents in Colorado. Despite the growing […]

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Kicking The Cutest Puppy

Imagine you’re at a mid-level chain restaurant. You’re with your significant other, it’s a Friday night, and all day, you’ve had to deal with nonsense and babbling idiots. All you want is to relax and have a decent meal with no nasty surprises, or surprises of any kind. That’s why the Olive Gardens, T.G.I. Fridays and […]

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Unplug From Bad News

This week we’ve had a number of horrific news stories including the mass shooting in Orlando, the murder of a finalist on the Voice by a fan, and a child dragged away by an alligator.  Because stories of tragedy are available to us 24 hours a day, compounded by the fact that we seem to […]

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Don’t Worry, The Dog Lives

If the horror genre were a comedian, it would be Rodney Dangerfield. It gets no respect. Horror relies on pure filmmaking to create an atmosphere of dread. Directors can fudge things and get sloppy if they’re making a comedy, or particularly an action flick, but still get away with it. But horror is unforgiving. If […]

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Still Skipping Breakfast?

Breakfast really is the most important meal of the day. Not only does it give you energy to start a new day, but breakfast is linked to many health benefits, including weight control and improved performance. Studies show that eating a healthy breakfast can give you: A more nutritionally complete diet, higher in nutrients, vitamins, and minerals […]

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Crustacean Chronicles

In 1984, Blood Simple was released. A nasty slice of Texas noir, it showcased a mix of comedy, cruelty, and oddly formalized dialogue. It only could have been written and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. In 1989, Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing was released. Set in the Bed-Stuy section of Brooklyn on the hottest day of the year, it’s […]

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Trust But Verify Your Fitness Facts

I hear, read and see lots of material on health and well-being.  Sometimes the information is thorough and accurate.  Sometimes the information is correct, but some facts are omitted. Here are a few things I still hear after many years in the fitness business. BMI is not a valid health measure.  Body Mass Index, or […]

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