too Little or Too Much Weight Gain in Pregnancy Causes Child Obesity

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Gaining either too much or too little weight during pregnancy appears to increase the risk of having an overweight or obese child, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published today in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

The Importance of Family Vacations

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By Dale Petersen - Building  Health -

With the approach of spring thoughts often turn toward summer vacations. When my children were still young and living at home we spent two weeks each summer exploring a section of the country. We were fortunate to be living in the central United States, as we could drive to most destinations. One summer we would go west to see the Grand Canyon and surrounding national parks. The next year might find us heading north to Glacier National Park or east to the Great Smokies.

Milk Power... Two Glasses a Day Tones Muscles and Helps Keep the Fat Away In Women, Study Shows!


Women who drink two large glasses of milk a day after their weight-lifting routine gained more muscle and lost more fat compared to women who drank sugar-based energy drinks, a McMaster study has found.

The study appears in the June issue of Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise. "Resistance training is not a typical choice of exercise for women," say researchers in the Department of Kinesiology at McMaster University. "But the health benefits of resistance training are enormous: It boosts strength, bone, muscular and metabolic health in a way that other types of exercise cannot."

Breaking Bad Habits-Easier than You Thought

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By Charles F. Glassman, MD - CoachMD - 

One of life's most frustrating features is habits. Now I'm not talking about the good habits.

Those are very easily broken. It's the bad ones. Why is it that we have so much trouble breaking bad habits? Things that we know in our core are bad for us, yet we keep doing them, day in and day out. 

Knee Pain Most Likely From Muscle Weakness

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By Dr. Mitchell Yass - Stop the Knee Pain, I Want My life Back - 

A person has knee pain and goes to their physician to establish what is causing the pain. An x-ray and MRI are taken as standard protocol. Arthritis is identified; a meniscal tear perhaps, bone-on-bone. These are the typical diagnoses given for pain at the knee. Treatment protocols follow based on these diagnoses. A cortisone shot might be given. This is just a masking agent and clearly can do nothing to resolve a cause. It simply delays the inevitable need to establish what is causing the pain. Surgery is certainly a possible option for a meniscal tear or bone-on-bone. These are the typical options provided by the medical establishment.

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