Pain is the most common reason people seek medical help. If this pain persists for a period longer than 6 months or beyond expected healing time it is then considered to be chronic pain. One in five Australians suffer with chronic pain and this prevalence increases to one in three people over the age of 65. Even with this high prevalence and high cost to the medical system there is still a misunderstanding to chronic
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  It was a beautiful day for a picnic but a little warm to run a marathon. That didn’t stop our EPs Marc, Mary and Trent joining the largest ever number of marathon entrants to run the Melbourne Marathon. Mary had inspired her sister to run her first marathon and planned to pace her throughout the run, Marc was running his first with the unfortunate situation of an injury hampering his preparation and Trent had
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Certainly, with A-fib, an ounce of prevention is definitely worth a pound of cure!  I have listed below 3 tips to prevent or even reverse atrial fibrillation.  In giving these tips, I am assuming that you are not smoking, as smoking is the number one cause of preventable heart problems. Get Moving!  According to the American Heart Association, only 1/3 of adults get “enough” physical activity which is defined as 150 minutes each week of
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10 Ways to Give Your Metabolism a Boost Metabolism. It’s the interesting word that rolls off our tongues whenever we mention health, exercise, diets, and fat-burning. But how does the metabolism factor into fitness? In short, your metabolism is the physiological process involved in converting the calories from your food and drink into energy. It converts energy to be used in all sorts of functions, like blood circulation, brain function, breathing, and digestion. Since most
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Take A Power Nap! Daytime naps can be one way to treat sleep deprivation, says Sara C. Mednick, PhD, sleep expert and author of Take a Nap! Change Your Life. “You can get incredible benefits from 15 to 20 minutes of napping,” she says. “You reset the system and get a burst of alertness and increased motor performance. That’s what most people really need to stave off sleepiness and get an energy boost.” The length of your nap and
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Yogis, hippies, and holistic medicine specialists have been touting the health benefits of yoga for years: it can improve your fitness level, fight cancer, diabetes, obesity, heart disease, and a variety of other disorders, they’ve argued. But when it comes to the science backing up these claims, a lot is still left unresolved. For example, research has shown that yoga doesn’t necessarily help at all in treating asthma compared to other breathing exercises. And while yoga and
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Sit and Stands Exercise Stand in front of a step or platform and sit down, placing your hands next to the hips. Lean back as you extend the legs out in front of you. Bring the feet back in and stand up, using your hands to help you up if needed. Add intensity by taking the hands away and/or adding a jump at the end of the movement. Repeat for 40 seconds and rest for
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Ingredients 1 tablespoon  extra virgin olive oil 3⁄4cup chopped onion 3 cups  water 2 cups diced zucchini 1 cup diced carrot, peeled 1 cup canned cannellini beansor 1 cup you may use other white beans 3⁄4cup diced celery 1 teaspoon  dried basil or 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh basil 1⁄4teaspoon  dried oregano 1⁄4teaspoon  salt 1⁄8teaspoon  fresh coarse ground black pepper 28 fluid ounces  canned plum tomatoes, dice and include liquid 2 garlic cloves, minced 1⁄4cup uncooked ditalini or 1⁄4cup  elbow macaroni Directions Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add chopped onion and sauté for 4 minutes
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