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Muscle Tension  Is Common But Not Normal
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Muscle Tension Is Common But Not Normal

muscle-tensionMuscle tension may be a common thing but it is certainly not normal to have it

These days, there are many health issues people face. Few, however are as rampant as muscle tension from stress, especially in the workplace and corporate sector. Sitting for long periods in front of a computer, facing deadlines and working long hours take their toll. This is to say nothing of stress in general. With a large majority of people suffering, it is easy to think that stress and muscle tension are the “new normal” when it comes to disease. Nothing could be farther from the truth. This only makes them common and they are not normal. The good news is that, because they are not normal, there is something that can be done.

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Jet Lag Can’t Compete With Your 2 Best Friends
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Jet Lag Can’t Compete With Your 2 Best Friends

jet-lag2 companions prove priceless when it comes to jet lag and travel exhaustion

Face it, the holiday season brings with it lots more travel than that to which we are normally accustomed. And, as for jet lag, it can happen from even a short weekend car excursion. Travel exhaustion is more common than one would think and it can wipe you out. But, can your fellow travelers contribute to the problem? Perhaps so. Two companions, however, can be your best friend when it comes to jet lag.

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Can Calcium and Magnesium ‘Trump’ Stress?
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Can Calcium and Magnesium ‘Trump’ Stress?

calcium-and-magnesium-trumpCalcium and Magnesium ‘Trump’ Stress

There are many things to say about the recent US election. It was historic. In some ways it was controversial. Overall, it was stressful. Both candidates and constituents felt its effects. And, though the election is over, the effects of stress remain. For many, the most stressful time is to come. But how do you deal with stress? The functions of calcium and magnesium hold the answer. They can be said to “Trump” the effects of stress.

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7 Stress Symptoms Solved
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7 Stress Symptoms Solved

stressThe number 7 is not so lucky when it comes to these symptoms of stress

Stress is a word that is often used but seldom fully understood. Derivatives such as “stressed out” and “stressful” are just as common. But what IS stress, what are its symptoms and what can be done about it? The answer requires an examination of the 7 most major and popular symptoms.

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Magnesium: Trick or Treat?
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Magnesium: Trick or Treat?

magnesium-candyCould magnesium be the difference between trick and treat this Halloween?

It’s funny to think of minerals around Halloween but there is quite a significance to them, especially regarding magnesium. In fact, it may be the most important. While it is responsible for many body processes, one stands above the rest in this regard: blood sugar regulation. With Halloween being a “holiday of sweets” it’s clear what this means. Halloween is also a sort of gateway to “the Holidays” which seem to be filled with nothing but sugar spikes for the rest of the year. Getting to know this mineral becomes crucial.

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Deep Tissue Massage Taken 3 Levels Deep
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Deep Tissue Massage Taken 3 Levels Deep

deep-tissue-massageDeep tissue massage is popular but how deep does it penetrate?

It’s simple. You have stress and muscle tension. You seek massage therapy and get a deep tissue massage. End of story, right? Not quite. In fact, there are several levels of penetration into stressed, tense muscles which go far deeper than a mere massage. Massaging pressure points only serves to relieve them momentarily. But, their cause lies deeper; several levels deeper. For the most lasting result, let’s explore these levels.

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Pain Management vs Relief and Prevention
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Pain Management vs Relief and Prevention

pain-management-preventionPain management is an ever popular buzz word these days, but why would you want to “manage” pain?

The name “Pain Management” alone predicts a grim outlook. Why would you want to “manage” pain? All that really says is that you are coping or dealing with it. This implies it is impossible to rid yourself of it permanently. How is this a viable option? Do you really want to live with pain and merely cope with it? It’s time to look at how to get relief from pain and, even better, how to avert it in the first place.

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3 Athletic Trainer Secrets That Are Game-Changers
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3 Athletic Trainer Secrets That Are Game-Changers

athletic-trainerJust because your athletic trainer has a secret doesn’t mean you can’t know it.

Anyone using or seeking an athletic trainer is looking for certain qualities. The foremost quality sought is RESULTS. While someone training athletes may not say it, creating champions takes more than just pumping iron. Here are 3 secrets you may not have known about fitness, health and sports.

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Diabetic Nerve Pain May Trace to Mineral Deficiency
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Diabetic Nerve Pain May Trace to Mineral Deficiency

diabeticnervepainDiabetic nerve pain is a mystery. But is it solvable?

There are many theories about diabetic nerve pain. Suspected causes are numerous. The only offered solutions seem to be drugs to deaden the pain. But, the very words describing the condition may hold the key to preventing it. This can best be understood by breaking it down into 3 components: diabetes, nerves and pain.

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