diet & nutrition

Diet and nutrition

A healthy diet can go a long way toward improving overall health. Some TMA members have found that their symptoms are greatly improved when they adopt special diets such as paleo or vegan. While these eating plans may take some special commitment, the anti-inflammatory plan (sometimes referred to as a Mediterranean diet) is easily adaptable and […]

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Pregnancy Diet & Nutrition

What a woman eats and drinks during pregnancy is her baby’s main source of nourishment. So, experts recommend that a mother-to-be choose a variety of healthy foods and beverages to provide the important nutrients a baby needs for growth and development. Key pregnancy nutrition A pregnant woman needs more calcium, folic acid, iron and protein than a […]

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Diet and Nutrition Apps

The holiday season is wrapping up, and as a new year approaches, many of us have put on more than a few pounds in all the feasting and partying. Luckily, there are a lot of smartphone apps that can help impose some dietary discipline so that you can start the new year right and slash […]

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CARDIOVASCULAR FITNESS

Everyone’s familiar with routine vital signs measured at the doctor’s office. Blood pressure? Check. Pulse rate? Check. Temperature? Check. But did you know there’s a vital sign that could be just as essential to evaluating your heart health? Your cardiovascular fitness level can have as big of an impact on your health as factors such […]

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Benefits of Indoor Cycling

Over 20 years ago Johnny G, a South African cyclist and former professional cyclist, introduced Spinning® to the world. (Spinning is now a Registered Trademark of Mad Dogg Athletics, Inc.) He transformed the stationary bike you see sitting in the gym into a group fitness program called indoor cycling. What is indoor cycling? Indoor cycling […]

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Promoting Youth Fitness

Youth fitness has steadily declined over the past decade and childhood obesity is at an all time high. Our younger generations are facing a severe and growing health crisis as they move away from physical activity and towards anything with a screen. Computer, television and electronic game screens have captivated our youth and fast food […]

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Skincare

How Skin Care Became an At-Home Science Experiment

In the skin-care aisle at the CVS pharmacy closest to my office, there are 106 different products for acne. I lurked in the store for an hour last week tallying anything with the words “acne,” “blemish,” or “blackhead” on the packaging. I did not include products labeled “pore refining,” because that seems fake. There are […]

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Skincare

Prevention and Detection of Melanoma

Each year in the U.S., roughly 5 million Americans are treated for a type of skin cancer. There are more new cases of skin cancer than breast cancer, colon cancer, prostate cancer, and lung cancer combined each year. Some of the different types of skin cancer include squamous cell carcinomas, basal cell carcinomas, and melanoma; […]

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Tips for Healthy Skin Everyday

The all-natural selfie: It’s the newest trend in Hollywood, but you ever wonder what it takes for celebrities to maintain that amazing skin? Do they have personal assistants in town all day, applying foundation and moisturizer? Maybe they spend hours each week getting beauty treatments?   The truth is that good skin is a combination […]

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