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Exercise and Natural Health Care

This Week at Yellow Gazebo: Friday, August 28th 2015

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Here is a quick recap of the great posts we shared this past week:   Do You Have a Fatty Liver? 90 Million Americans Do! by Dr. Hyman  Though its one of the most common diseases in America, most people are not aware of the dangers of having a fatty liver even though it affects 90 Million Americans and is a major risk factor for diabetes, heart attack and even cancer. In this article Dr. Hyman discusses how the cause of fatty liver, it's
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This Week at Yellow Gazebo: Friday, August 7th 2015

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I t’s August!!! The theme for this month is Digestion. Before we get to that, let’s recap the great posts we shared this last week: 5 Natural Ways to Heal Cuts and Scrapes by Kasandra Brabaw Face it, it's a dangerous world out there. A slip of the knife when you're chopping vegetables, a particularly sharp piece of paper, a cat that's determined to make you trip—these are all hazards even the least adventurous of us faces on a daily
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This Week at Yellow Gazebo – May 22, 2015

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EWG's new skin care guide is out! The new guide includes even more sunscreens, SPF-rated moisturizers and lip balms! See how your favorite products rate:http://www.ewg.org/2015sunscreen/ Continuing with our diabetes theme, here’s a summary of the great posts we shared this last week: Doable Diabetes Management by Dona Strumanis Simple, effective treatments can make a major difference in diabetes management. Many of these are practical lifestyle habits that can result in successful control of different types of diabetes. Monitoring blood sugar, taking prescribed
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7 Exercise Myths Debunked

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As human beings, we tend to hear something that sounds plausible, and so we believe it. Or we hear something that actually sounds doubtful, but we hear it so many times that eventually we figure it must be true. And sometimes what we hear from friends (or people who are supposed to know what they're talking about) we carry with us for a long, long time. Oftentimes believing false facts about our health doesn't really hurt us, but usually it
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Warming Up Your Body’s ‘Spheres’

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If you consider your body to be made up of 4 spheres, you can think of them as: 1. your neck, 2. your shoulders, 3. your hips, and 4. your knees. Warming up each of these spheres daily can go a long way to reducing stress and tension in your body. Note: be sure to do these warm-up exercises carefully (preferably in front of a mirror), after having been properly trained in their use. In addition, if something hurts, please
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7 Tips for Back Pain Prevention: From Bed to Work… and Back

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If you've ever suffered from back pain, you know how it can stop you from doing even the simplest things in your life. So easily, bending over, tying up your shoes, or even reaching for something can become impossible. Well, once you've experienced back pain, you certainly will want to do what you can to prevent it from happening again. Here are some great ideas to get you started on the road to back pain prevention: 1. Sleep it off.
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5 Common Causes of Back Pain

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Is your back a little achy? Maybe it often is, and you're not really sure why? Well, back pain is an extremely common complaint voiced by many people today. And knowing the cause of your back pain is pretty important – having a serious issue there should be treated as soon as possible, and may not go away on its own. Likewise, a less serious issue may very well be treatable, and without knowing all the info you could be
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5 Tips on Exercising with Diabetes

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If you have diabetes or are even borderline diabetic, exercise can be very beneficial to keeping your blood sugar levels in the 'safe zone', and also lowering your risk of heart disease. Of course, it's not always so easy to start up a new exercise routine when you're not used to it. And if you're like many people just recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, you may be very reluctant to start something new. But the combination of medication, diet,
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10 Tips for Relaxing Your Muscles

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Have muscle tension that you need some help with?  Try some of these tips: 1. Breathing. Whether you've just finished working out or are stuck in a traffic jam, a few deep breaths can go a long way. First, try to become aware of tense spots in your body, how you're sitting/standing, and generally how you feel all over. Next, take a slow, long breath in through your nostrils, allowing your breath to oxygenate your whole body, down to your
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Working Out While Sick – Good Idea or No?

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If you exercise regularly, you know what it's like to wake up and feel sick, then immediately wonder if working out that day is a good idea or not. If bed rest and fluids are a generally prescribed plan, how can exercise make sense? And yet, some doctors say that it won't have any effect on the severity or duration of your cold symptoms. Some will tell you yes, go exercise, but others will say no – what's the right
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