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Hyperventilation Syndrome and Panic Attacks

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Panic attacks are an unusual mental health disorder. They’re called anxiety disorders, because those that experience panic attacks often either have anxiety issues or experience a significant amount of anxiety during the attack. Yet for most people that suffer from panic attacks, the experience is largely physical. Many of the symptoms are very real, and mimic symptoms of heart problems. Read More…

Prosthetic Limbs and Wheelchair Technology Explained [Videos]

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You may have seen Oscar Pistorius run the 400m dash at the 2012 London Olympic Games this summer. Think you don’t know him? Well, he’s known as the “fastest man on no legs.” That’s right, Pistorius is a double amputee who ran against some of the fastest men in the world in London using two prosthetic legs. It really brought the world of prosthetic limb technology to the forefront of society, and today’s technology is pretty remarkable. Read More…

Stand instead of Sit: Adds Years to Life [Infographic]

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Did you know the average person sits down for more hours per day than they sleep? It’s pretty crazy to realize how inactive we actually are as a society. It’s not necessarily our fault; much of the blame can be put on technology. The majority of today’s jobs include eight-hours-a-day of sitting at a desk, whereas most jobs were far more active in the good ‘ol days before computers. Read More…

Dieting by Making Permanent Lifestyle Changes

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In the developed world, many of the problems we have with excess weight, and its associated health problems, stem from poor eating habits and lack of exercise. We eat too fast and rely too much on very tasty, but non-nutritive, fast and pre-prepared foods.  We spend too much time behind computers or in front of the television set. We relax and entertain too often with alcoholic beverages and high calorie snack foods. Read More…

5 Tips for getting Children to Eat Healthy

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Getting kids to eat healthily these days can seem a like an impossible task, especially with the multitude of junk food available to them. However, it’s not an insurmountable task when good habits are put in place, along with some basic common sense. With some of these basic tips you can get your children eating (and enjoying) the good stuff. Read More…

Is Your Job Making You Fat?

It may sound crazy, but there is some truth to the idea that your job can in fact make you sick, cause you to gain weight, and even increase your odds of having a heart attack. People who work long hours staring at a computer all day (I’m in trouble!) are at an increased risk of adverse health effects. Obviously, you can’t just quit your job in an effort to avoid work-related illness, but knowing the most common causes can help you in treating and/or avoiding them in the first place. Read the infographic below to learn some interesting and alarming facts about health problems caused by working a 9-to-5. Read More…

How to Exercise without Expensive Gym Equipment

Just because you may not own or have access to any top-notch fitness equipment doesn’t mean you can’t get an effective workout. Gym memberships can cost upwards of $100 or more per month while buying your own treadmill, elliptical trainer or multigym machine can easily run $1,000+ for a quality product. The best solution when on a tight budget is to use alternative ways to exercise, many of which require no special gym equipment at all. Read More…

Which Health Supplement is Right for You?

Health supplements are a billion dollar industry in the U.S. and worldwide. Don’t feel bad if you’re confused about what a particular supplement does and/or if it’s even right for you. The fact is that some supplements may work for some people while other people may experience no health benefit at all. Taking the wrong supplement can even be harmful, or even deadly, when proper care is not taken on your part. For this reason alone, you should never try any health supplement without first consulting your doctor. Now, with the quintessential “consult your doctor” statement out of the way, I’d like to describe several of the most popular health supplements on the market today, so you get a better understanding of what these health supplements can potentially do for you. Bookmark this post, as I will add updates to include more health supplements as time goes on. Read More…

Washroom Hygiene: 10 Important Facts

(Guest posting by Arron B. — Thanks Arron!)
The dirtiest surface in any washroom isn’t necessarily the the toilet. Hands are most responsible for spreading germs in any environment, and even more so in washrooms. This important fact must be kept in mind when it comes to washroom cleanliness. Here are ten useful tips to consider when it comes to staying sanitary in the bathroom…

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