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Exercise when pregnant helps reduce complications, says new study

If you’re even a little bit of a critical thinker, you probably suspect that doctors don’t always have all the answers. You’re probably skeptical that half the time they disappear into the other room to Google your symptoms—the same way you already did before you arrived at your appointment—before telling you what they think might …

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Prioritize Your Emotional Health to Reduce Chronic Inflammation

Inflammation seems to have burst onto the scene in a big way in the last few years, almost to a threatening degree… They say chronic inflammation is the source of all sorts of cancers, not to mention arthritis, heart disease, Type 2 diabetes and even Alzheimer’s. While inflammation is the catalyst for a host of …

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You have never actually maxed out because fatigue is but an illusion holding you back

“What do you mean fatigue is an emotion? I just did an all-out sprint on the bike followed by a sled push. My legs are on fire; my lungs are on fire; my heart rate is maxed. It’s physiological!” False: Fatigue is actually a brain-derived emotion that regulates the exercise behaviour to ensure the protection of whole …

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Sleep Deprivation in the short term to benefit the long term?

Say what? How is sleep deprivation ever a good thing? I know, it sounds counterintuitive at best—and counterproductive or even harmful at worst—but forced sleep restriction in the short term is one of the methods used in Cognitive Behavioural Insomnia Therapy, or CBiT. CBiT 101 CBiT is a way to treat insomnia, or poor sleep, …

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Good fears versus bad fears, and eradicating your irrational ones

“According to most studies, people’s number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. Death is number two. Does that sound right? This means to the average person, if you go to a funeral, you’re better off in the casket than doing the eulogy.” – Jerry Seinfeld Though just a joke by a comedian, …

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The Female Cycle: Diet and Training Tips to Help Your Life (and your cramps)

We’re doing it; we’re talking about PMS. Men, feel free to sit this one out… I don’t like the term PMS, though, and I know many other woman who concur. From all the other options—on my period, on my rag, menstruating, the tomato truck is in town, I’m having my moon time or shark week—I’m …

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