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Spinal Manipulation for Tension-Type Headaches

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Tension-type headache patients treated with the combination of spinal manipulation and exercise experienced greater improvements with respect to headache frequency and severity than those treated with either myofascial release of the suboccipital muscles or exercise alone. Doctors of chiropractic commonly use a combination of spinal manipulation and specific exercises when managing patients with tension-type and other forms of headache.
Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, January 2021

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Home Gym Essentials

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Fitness experts from Self magazine recommend the following essential items for building an affordable home gym: an exercise mat, resistance bands, kettlebells, dumbbells, a full-length mirror, a jump rope, and a gym ball. Self, March 2021

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Mediterranean Diet Linked to Reduced Obesity Risk

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A review of data from 143 studies concluded that the Mediterranean diet—an eating pattern focused on eating fruits, vegetables, nuts, fish, olive oil, and whole grains while avoiding red and processed meats, dairy, saturated fats, and refined sugars—is associated with a reduced risk for obesity in adults. Public Health Nutrition, February 2021

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Lack of Sleep Raises Dementia Risk

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Using data from the National Health and Aging Trends Study, researchers estimate that older adults who sleep five or fewer hours a night are two times more likely to be diagnosed with dementia or die in the following five years than participants who sleep an average of seven to eight hours a night. Aging, February 2021

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Risk Factors for Poor Quality Sleep

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Questionnaires completed by 1,300 middle-age adults revealed that one-in-ten regularly experience poor quality sleep. Risk factors for poor sleep quality include poor diet, excessive stress, chronic back pain, chronic respiratory disease, and depression. Preventative Medicine Reports, December 2020

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