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  • Healthy BBQ for Your 4th of July Party

    By Dr. Michael Ellman on June 9, 2015
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    The 239th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence takes place on July 4 this year. America’s citizens around the country will be gathering with family and friends on the beach, in the park, at the pool, on the lake, or in the backyard to eat, drink, sunbathe, swim, sail, kayak, hike, or just nap. Many of us […]
  • Easy Ways to Eat Healthy

    By Dr. Michael Ellman on June 2, 2015
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    Many of us think it’s hard to eat healthy food. We’re too tired after work to cook, so we head to McDonald’s. It’s too complicated to cook so we buy only frozen dinners. We don’t have time to pack a lunch for work, so we head out with friends for pizza. But eating healthy food is really pretty trouble-free. Read […]
  • Why Weight Loss is Harder After 50

    By Dr. Michael Ellman on May 26, 2015
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    If you’re over 50, you’ve undoubtedly heard your friends say something like this: “I can’t figure it out. If I wanted to lose weight before, I just cut back a bit on sweets and exercised a bit more. Now, I do the same and the weight just doesn’t come off! In fact, it just seems as if it’s creeping up!” […]
  • A Delicious Spring Salad Recipe

    By Dr. Michael Ellman on May 19, 2015
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    As spring moves into full swing, fresh fruits and vegetables become plentiful – and less expensive. Read below for a recipe for a delicious and healthy spring salad. Why not try an heirloom tomato, watermelon and feta cheese salad? It combines the vitamins of tomatoes, as well as the sweetness of watermelon, plus the protein and some fat of the […]
  • 4 Exercises You Should Stop Doing NOW!

    By Dr. Michael Ellman on May 12, 2015
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    Are you doing crunches? You know what they are: they are a core/abdominal strengthening exercise in which you lie on the floor, bend your knees so that your feet are flat on the floor, place your hands on your chest or behind your head, and then you use your stomach muscles to lift your head and shoulders off the floor. […]
  • Your Top 4 Back Health Questions Answered

    By Dr. Michael Ellman on May 5, 2015
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    This may be small comfort when your back suddenly is giving you problems, but in many ways it’s amazing that our backs usually give us no problems at all! Why? Because humans really aren’t “built” for walking upright. Our vertebral column is designed to act as an arch. When humans evolved to walk on two legs, it then had to […]
  • The Benefits of Interval Training

    By Dr. Michael Ellman on April 28, 2015
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    Most people believe that the best type of exercise is running or walking long distances. Doing so provides terrific aerobic conditioning opportunities, helping to lower our heart rate, cholesterol and blood pressure. But studies are showing that interval training actually can provide more benefits than straight aerobics. Aerobic interval training can provide you with the following terrific benefits: You’ll improve […]
  • Shoulder Exercises You Can Do At Home

    By Dr. Michael Ellman on April 21, 2015
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    If you’ve developed a stiff shoulder, read below for some simple stretching exercises you can perform on your own at home to help “loosen” the shoulder. Important note: If you ever feel a sharp twinge or if you’re in extreme pain while doing these exercises, stop immediately. If the pain persists, and especially if it worsens, visit a physician as […]
  • First Things to Do When You Throw Out Your Back

    By Dr. Michael Ellman on April 14, 2015
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    Have you ever “thrown out” your back? For example, have you bent over suddenly to tuck sheets in to your bed and felt a sudden jabbing pain in your back, so severe you can barely stand up straight, if at all? Or sneezed and felt jolting pain in your back so sharp it takes your breath away? Don’t laugh, because […]
  • Healthy Easter Ham Recipe

    By Dr. Michael Ellman on April 1, 2015
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    For many of us, it’s just not Easter dinner without ham. But we all know that ham isn’t the healthiest of meats. While it is packed with protein and vitamins/minerals, it’s also high in fat and sodium “But it’s Easter,” you say. “Must have ham for Easter dinner!” We understand. Believe us, we do. So take a look below for […]

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