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The Healthy List of Lists

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Some of the best weight loss exercises Here’s a rundown of the some of the best weight loss exercises according to www.superskinnyme.com. Visit their site to see how many calories you’ll burn doing these exercises based on your weight, and lots more useful information. 1. Running Running (treadmill or outdoors) is the best weight loss exercise. Running is one of …

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Dizziness and Balance Deficits that Arise from the Cervical Spine

Dizziness and Balance Deficits that Arise from the Cervical Spine

Stacey Ross, PT, DPT, COMT of STAR Physical Therapy in Columbia, TN, explains how the human body is made up of multiple systems that work together to keep us safe and functioning. When these systems go haywire, a variety of problems can arise. Balance deficits and dizziness are two specific problems that can lead to decreased safety and can affect …

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Questions and Answers About Aromatherapy

Questions and Answers About Aromatherapy

In the third of our series looking at ‘Alternative Therapies,’ we look at the commonly asked questions about Aromatherapy, and provide answers to help you make informed decisions. What is aromatherapy? Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils from plants to support and balance the mind, body, and spirit. Aromatherapy refers to the inhalation and topical application of true, authentic …

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Just what do all those Food ‘Labels’ mean?

Just what do all those Food ‘Labels’ mean?

There are over 20 ways to describe the way the food you are eating has been produced or grown. Many are meaningless when trying to make a healthy choice. George Wong (pictured) provides some guidelines. If you, like many Americans these days, are shopping for eggs, meat or dairy and you want to ensure that the animals that produce them …

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Suffering from Migraines? This non-drug treatment can help

Suffering from Migraines? This non-drug treatment can help

Nearly 10% of the population suffers from Migraines. But by using LENS Neurofeedback, a significant number of people are finding relief and getting their lives back to normal. Sheri Rowney from Harmonized Brain Centers in Nashville, explains how it can help sufferers. “I have a headache.” These are words most adults have uttered at some point in their lives. Due …

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10 free outdoor activities in and around Nashville

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Nashville’s cool, urban scene is not the only thing Tennessee’s capital city has to offer. The growing city still has several (free!) outdoor activities for the whole family to enjoy. Jade Spilka (pictured) looks at the options. 1. Parthenon in Centennial Park The Parthenon replica located in Centennial Park is a grand reminder that Nashville is indeed the Athens of …

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Now’s the time to go pick your own vegetables and fruits

Now’s the time to go pick your own vegetables and fruits

There are many local farms and growers where you can have a great day out picking your own fruits and vegetables, get your hands dirty, and enjoy the fresh air and countryside. The fun of picking your own fruits or vegetables is second only to growing them yourself in the first place. But, as more people try and eat healthy …

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How can America win the war against bad eating habits?

The evidence is there for everyone to see. Poor eating habits are causing unprecedented health problems, despite huge local and federal efforts to persuade people to eat properly. In October’s Health & Wellness, we will be covering the subject in more detail. Here we start the process. Our October issue will focus on the whole area of healthy eating, highlighting …

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4 Ways to Rewire Your Brain for Joy

Kaia Roman’s new book, The Joy Plan, has been described as “Life Changing” and “An energized and informative plan for transforming your life.” Now you can win a copy by entering our free competition. See below for entry details. Here’s a sneak preview… Where is your joy located? It’s an odd question, right? Perhaps you think joy is in your …

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Yoga and the Mechanics of Health

Yoga and the Mechanics of Health

Health is fundamental to lead a good life. We spend a tremendous amount of time thinking, writing and talking about health. We even have an incredibly powerful industry currently spending more than $3 trillion annually. As individuals, we are bombarded with suggestions that we may try to adhere to – any number of things preceded by the adjective “healthy” – …

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Places you and your dog can eat-together

Places you and your dog can eat-together

Increasingly, restaurants and hotels are becoming more dog friendly. Cole Gray looks at some local establishments that welcome two and four legged customers. Keeping your furry friend fit and happy at home is simply a matter of picking the right food, going on plenty of walks, and giving him just the right amount of treats. But what about when you’re …

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Your guide to the best 15 books on Sex and Relationships

Your guide to the best 15 books on Sex and Relationships

Here’s the Health & Wellness guide to some of the most popular books that deal with the age old problems of Sex and Relationships. The subjects of Sex and Human Relationships has probably produced more books, column inches and viewing hours than practically any other subject. Currently, Amazon lists over 22,000 books that could help you with your Sex Life …

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September is Suicide Prevention Month

September is Suicide Prevention Month

According to the CDC, each year more than 41,000 individuals die by suicide, leaving behind thousands of friends and family members to navigate the tragedy of their loss. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death among adults in the U.S. and the 2nd leading cause of death among people aged 10-24; these rates are increasing. Suicidal thoughts or behaviors are …

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4 Ways to Reduce the Risk of Mouth and Teeth Injuries

4 Ways to Reduce the Risk of Mouth and Teeth Injuries

By Jaime A. Romero, Jr., D.D.S. Mouth and teeth injuries can happen in a moment and completely change the way your mouth looks and functions. Some accidents, including car collisions, are unavoidable, but you can minimize the risk of other injuries. As the fall sports season begins, pay close attention to teeth and mouth protection measures. One hard tackle or …

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What do Tennesseans hate most about dating?

What do Tennesseans hate most about dating?

‘Hater,’ the dating app for people who hate the same things, has released a U.S. map showing what users in each State dislike the most. Hater matches singles based on the things they mutually hate, whether going to the gym, bloggers or Seinfeld. After downloading the app, users are asked to give their thoughts on a variety of topics by …

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What a Pain in the Neck

What a Pain in the Neck

By Christopher Taleghani, M.D. Your neck is a portion of the spinal column called the cervical spine, and is made up of seven vertebrates all of which can originate pain in your everyday life. There are many causes of discomfort in the cervical spine. Treatments can range from lifestyle changes to surgical options performed by your neurosurgeon. Causes of Pain …

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Health Networking Group plans second meeting – all practitioners welcome

Nashville Integrative Health (NIH), Nashville’s newest networking and informational group, met at the Turnip Truck Natural Market on August 17th. Dante Tremayne, a representative for NeuroMed TMS Nashville, and Elizabeth Andersen, M.S., a mental health therapist at Nurture House in Franklin and the Sexual Assault Center in Nashville, shared their insights about brain health with the group. NIH says they …

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The First Raindrop™ Procedure Performed in Middle Tennessee for the Treatment of Presbyopia

The First Raindrop™ Procedure Performed in Middle Tennessee for the Treatment of Presbyopia

This recently U.S. FDA-approved procedure may enable millions of Americans over 41 years of age to reduce their dependence on reading glasses. The first Raindrop™ procedure in Middle Tennessee was performed by Dr. Ming Wang, Harvard & MIT (MD, magna cum laude); PhD (laser physics), at Wang Vision 3D Cataract & LASIK Center. This newly U.S. FDA-approved breakthrough eye procedure enables …

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Eat the Rainbow

Eat the Rainbow

By Karina Hammer, Certified Holistic Wellness Coach Do you feel stuck in a rut? Are you always eating the same things every day? Eating a variety of food is an important factor in creating a healthy lifestyle. Studies show that increasing the assortment of fresh, whole foods helps to round out nutrition and ensure that you get a balance of …

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Eating for Energy

By Karina Hammer, Certified Holistic Wellness Coach Have you ever run out of toothpaste? You squeeze the tube from every angle, roll it up from the bottom, just trying to pinch the last bit out. The amount of energy you have each day is a lot like your toothpaste: it’s an essential part of taking care of yourself. With toothpaste, …

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