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I have discovered the health benefits derived from consuming cranberries. We all know that drinking 8 oz. per day of cranberry juice maintains a healthy urinary tract, preventing infections. But, did you know that cranberries beat out strawberries, spinach, broccoli, organs, beets, and grapes for having the highest ORAC value? ORAC is the oxygen radical absorbance ability of a substance to subdue oxygen free radicals? These are anti-aging! And that’s not all.
Practicing good posture is an essential element of our health. You see, when we let our spine sag, we can develop a postural deviation known as kyphosis, or hunchback. Structural kyphosis is caused by osteoporosis, (the loss of bone mass), or can be an abnormality of the spine. What I’m speaking of is postural kyphosis, which can be caused by poor posture, and weak abs.
The October, 2009 issue of AARP bulletin listed the 50 most prescribed drugs in the U.S. in 2008. At first look, one might scroll through the list and see where the prescriptions that they take fall in the line-up. As I was reading through the list, I saw a pattern emerging; a very disturbing one. I totalled the numbers for prescriptions for the same ailments and came up with the four leading ones:
There has been a lot of talk about incentives and stimulus plans. Everything from cars to furniture can be purchased at discounted prices and interest rates. Though nothing new, many companies have implemented wellness incentives to employees, in an effort to lower health insurance premiums.
As a bona fide thrill seeker, roller coasters are at the top of my to-do list for summer entertainment. Anything with a steep drop qualifies. Dolly Parton’s Dollywood and Splash Country are a short drive, so I purchase a season pass each year. It makes for a fun day trip. They are located side-by-side,