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Running and Common Mistakes made by Beginners

Running can be a great way to stay in shape and shed those pounds. You don’t need access to a gym and you can run almost anywhere. It’s simple and easy! However, if you’re a new runner, necessary precautions should be taken in order to ensure your safety. Many beginners make a lot of mistakes so here are a couple of common ones that you should avoid. Doing too much too soon: Many beginners tackle too much mileage too soon. Often racking up way too much before ever building a strong base. Slowly easing into a training program can be … Continue reading  

Controlling Bone Growth – New Technologies

Plastic surgery can only go so far, because they work primarily with soft tissues. Bone regrowth is not a new technology, but controlling where it grows can be a different issue. It’s a very delicate art and if handled improperly, can lead to disastrous results. Good thing Rice University has created an easier way to produce just the right amount. They have created a gel which makes it much easier. It works by stimulating stem cells to regrow cells, but also dictates where the growth occurs by forming a scaffold that degrades only when the tissue takes it place. So … Continue reading  

Fitness and Brain Function

Being in shape may have more benefits than just looking good. There was a new study that was published recently in The Official Journal of the American Academy of Neurology that correlates fitness with better cognitive function. How did they do it? The investigators took 2,747 participants who were aged 18 to 30 years old in 1985 -1986. They measured their abilities on a treadmill as well as their cognitive ability. Then they did it again 25 years later. What did they find? The participants that were able to run for more than 10 minutes in 1985 exhibited much better … Continue reading  

Maintaining Beautiful Skin

Everyone wants clear and beautiful skin right? How can you do this? You don’t necessarily have to use any chemical or creams. There are a couple of types of food that you can eat which will help you with this. These include: seafood, citrus fruits, red and green vegetables, nuts, and whole grains. Seafood: tuna, oysters, salmon, you name it! Seafood is great for your complexion and they contain nutrients such as: zinc and omega-3 fatty acids. We’ve all heard about fish oil tablets and the supposed miracle pill it can be. Omega-3 can reduce dryness and inflammation. Inflammation mainly … Continue reading  

Selfie Taking Classified as a Mental Disorder Considered a Hoax & Other Headlines

Recently there was a story that was going around social media that taking selfies was being classified by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) as a mental disorder. However this is nothing more than a rumor even though we may believe that some of our friends and family may exhibit this behavior. The story was originally published on Adobo. On Adobo’s about page it states that it is “your source of up-to-date, unbelievable news. Everything you read on this site is based on fact, except for the lies.” Even though that story was a hoax, there are some that are in … Continue reading  

Popular Workout Programs

Everyone wants to get fit this year, but how do you do it? You’ve seen infomercials on TV and thought to yourself, “Oh that would be nice”. Maybe you’ve heard of people who have done these programs and have lost a couple pounds and gained some muscle as well. Isn’t it about time you did that as well? Let’s take a look at a couple of these programs. CrossFit: This particular one has risen to popularity in recent years and has many participants across the nation. To be more specific, CrossFit Inc. is a company that was founded by Greg … Continue reading  

Therapy Dogs

Have you ever seen man’s best friend walking around the hospital? These are therapy dogs! They are mainly introduced into hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with learning difficulties in order to provide affection and comfort. The first use of a therapy dog was during World War II when Corporal William Wynne found an abandoned female Yorkshire Terrier and named her smoky. While Wynne was hospitalized for a jungle disaese, his friends brought Smoky to the hospital in order to cheer up the soldiers there. Dr. Charles Mayo allowed Smoky to go on ward … Continue reading  

Recent Plastic Surgery News

As we have written here before, plastic surgery is coming up more and more in the news and as the prices for these procedures decrease and it becomes more easily accessible. Here are some of the most recent headliners: So far this past year we’ve seen a couple individuals surface on media outlets requesting procedures to look like celebrities including Justin Bieber, but there’s always another celebrity. A 30 year old Texas woman going by the name Kitty has undergone six plastic surgeries costing about $25,000 to look like Jennifer Lawrence. Kitty did acknowledge that this money could have went … Continue reading  

The Importance of Water

Water covers 71% of the earth, but 96.5% of this water is found in the seas and the ocean. Only a small fraction of the Earth’s water is freshwater and 98.8% of that is either in ice or ground water. That leaves an incredibly small amount of water left for humans and animals. For humans, water is a vital resource and we can go weeks without food, but only about 3-5 days without water. A man’s body is made up of about 60% of water while a woman’s body is made up of about 50%. Water is a carrier, distributing … Continue reading  

Google Glass will be used by Doctors

Think the field of medicine is quickly advancing? Think again. It’s advancing much faster than you might be able to imagine. Pretty soon your doctor may be wearing Google glass the next time you visit him/her. Google glass is a wearable computer with an optical head mounted display. It displays information like a smart phone in a hands-free format. One of the first places you may see the Google glass is in the operating room. Stanford University physician Dr. Homero Rivas has identified the potential of such technology and was introduced to augmented reality. In augmented reality, Google glass is … Continue reading  

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