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Is Endurance Training Bad For Your Teeth?

Written by Virginia Eaton — Hockey players aren’t the only athletes whose sport is detrimental to their teeth — the saying goes, if you’re not willing to lose some teeth, don’t play hockey! While hockey players may need frequent dental interventions throughout their career, it turns out that endurance athletes are putting their pearly whites at risk as well. While ...

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“Springing Forward” Brings Health Concerns

Written by Virginia Eaton — I was reading a news article about the return of daylight savings time (DST) this Sunday, Mar. 13, and laughed until I had to cross my legs! A medical doctor was quoted as saying that when there is a time change, whether from changing our clocks or traveling, the rule of thumb is that for ...

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HGH And The Fountain Of Youth

By Virginia Eaton — I’ve been on the local lecture circuit lately and having a good time on my soapbox. I love talking about my passion — diets and other myths (more on this another time). During my most recent stop at noon Rotary, I was asked a question on a topic that I didn’t know enough about to offer an ...

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Guiltless Coffee

By Virginia Eaton — I love to drink coffee. I drink it everyday, and occasionally in the afternoon, depending on my mood. Whether it’s a morning cup or an afternoon one, it should have a strong complex flavor — I am particularly fond of espresso. When my sister bought one of those single serving coffee makers, I hit the snob button. Couldn’t imagine a ...

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Fear Of Falling? Tips For Prevention

By Virginia Eaton — I have been developing a Fall Prevention program for Oakhurst area residents and the most poignant fact from the research has been this: if you are afraid of falling, you are more likely to fall! Those lacking confidence in their ability to stay upright tend to keep their eyes down and thus miss important obstacles. They ...

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Exercise Your Right To Feel Great All Day Long

By Virginia Eaton — I’m not sure who decided that an exercise class ought to be an hour long. Why not 40 minutes, or 70 minutes? I think human beings squeeze appointments into a calendar to accommodate the calendar rather than the human being! The body needs regular movement and exercise throughout the day, and a single 60-minute session a ...

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Mind Your Mind

By Virginia Eaton — I have the best job in the world! I work with some amazing men and women who are improving their health, their fitness and their outlook on the world. Life is an amazing, twisty-turny roller coaster ride and, if you’re lucky, it’s full of crazy adventures with endings that give you a greater appreciation for your ...

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Bitter Sweet Guidelines

By Virginia Eaton — New dietary guidelines have been published and, amazingly, the powers that be finally recognize that the amount of sugar consumed in one’s diet plays an important role in overall health. The part that amazes me is that sugar lobbyists were not able to overcome the tremendous amount of scientific data showing the relationship between added sugar ...

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My Heel Hurts! Treating And Preventing Plantar Fasciitis

By Virginia Eaton — I’ve run into an amazing number of people recently suffering from plantar fasciitis (one of those Greek phrases meaning inflammation of the connective tissue on the bottom of the foot). I’ve had this condition and most people I know have either struggled with it themselves or are closely related to someone who has; it can take ...

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Scientists Take On One-Size-Fits-All Diets

By Virginia Eaton — The advertising blitz around diets as we approached the New Year was overwhelming. I am inundated with diets, dieting techniques, do-and-don’ts, and lists of foods “you should never eat.” My go-to attitude around food and drink is eat real food, meaning food that doesn’t have a list of ingredients that I cannot pronounce. My experience with ...

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