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Allergy Headaches? I Tried Butterbur—It Helps!

Filed in The Healthy Writer by on February 25, 2014 0 Comments • views: 2789
Allergy Headaches? I Tried Butterbur—It Helps!

I’ve suffered from allergies for years, but it’s only been in the last decade or so that they’ve manifested into painful and frequent migraine headaches. Spring, summer, fall, winter—doesn’t matter. For the longest time, regular over-the-counter antihistamines worked fine for me, but then came the day when the regular dosage just wasn’t touching my headaches […]

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Sitting > 6 Hrs a Day? Your Risk of Death Just Increased by Nearly 40%

Filed in The Healthy Writer by on February 20, 2014 2 Comments • views: 1332
Sitting > 6 Hrs a Day? Your Risk of Death Just Increased by Nearly 40%

Sitting kills. I know. I’ve experienced the back pain, stiff muscles, and headaches. But it gets worse. In addition to fostering weight gain and too much padding on your backside, sitting can actually shorten your life. Proof Sitting Kills A study published in 2009 looked at sitting time and mortality in over 17,000 participants 18-90 […]

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10 Healthy Munchies for Writers and Other Deskbound Folks

Filed in The Healthy Writer by on February 11, 2014 0 Comments • views: 1019
10 Healthy Munchies for Writers and Other Deskbound Folks

There’s something about working in an office that compels one, no matter how health conscious, to cave in to the munchies. Why not take advantage of the compulsion to choose healthy but satisfying options?

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Study Says Devices Cause Eye Strain—10 Tips to Help

Filed in The Healthy Writer by on February 2, 2014 0 Comments • views: 954
Study Says Devices Cause Eye Strain—10 Tips to Help

A report released on January 9, 2014, by the Vision Council states that nearly 70 percent of adults experience eye strain when working on digital devices, including computers, tablets, and smartphones.

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Getting Physical—My Week at the Ranch

Filed in The Healthy Writer by on May 16, 2012 6 Comments • views: 832
Getting Physical—My Week at the Ranch

Even if you exercise every day, you may not be moving your body enough for optimal health.

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Listening to the Body’s Inner Voice

Filed in The Healthy Writer by on October 24, 2011 0 Comments • views: 380
Listening to the Body’s Inner Voice

It’s my first day of vacation, and I’m sitting in the Denver airport on a three-hour layover. Doesn’t take long away from the drive of the freelance life to be bitten by the creative writing bug. I love these times when I can just sit back, relax, and let my mind roam free. No deadlines, […]

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Sleepy Nation: Are You Listening to Your Body’s Exhaustion?

Filed in The Healthy Writer by on April 6, 2011 0 Comments • views: 642
Sleepy Nation: Are You Listening to Your Body’s Exhaustion?

We Americans fail to listen to our bodies. I caught part of a documentary today called Eyes Wide Open, directed by Quentin McDermott. Broadcast on the Documentary Channel, it talked about how sleep deprivation is becoming a way of life for many of us, with economists estimating that sleep disorders cost us over $9 billion […]

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The Inner Voice Speaks Through the Body

Filed in The Healthy Writer by on April 4, 2011 2 Comments • views: 555
The Inner Voice Speaks Through the Body

For the last week my eye has been driving me crazy. I’ve got one of those muscle twitches, the kind that makes the eyelid quiver and spazz out like a dying fly. I figured it would go away after a day. Or two. Certainly after three. But I’m going on seven days now, and it […]

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Ladies, Listen to Your Inner Voice and Avoid a Heart Attack

Filed in The Healthy Writer by on February 18, 2011 0 Comments • views: 380
Ladies, Listen to Your Inner Voice and Avoid a Heart Attack

Janine Krolikowski, ultrasound technician, had a heart attack at the age of 46. (She’s featured in February’s issue of Prevention.) Her mother had died of heart disease at 49, and her father at 51, but she never suspected that the disease could hit her so early in life, or that her symptom of dull pain […]

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Not Listening to Your Inner Voice? There Will be Consequences!

Filed in The Healthy Writer by on January 29, 2011 0 Comments • views: 635
Not Listening to Your Inner Voice? There Will be Consequences!

I was recently reminded of the serious consequences of not listening to my own inner voice. That reminder was painful. My exercise of choice is running. In sixth grade, I joined the cross country team, and couldn’t believe it when I crossed the finish line of my first race in eleventh place. I continued through […]

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