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8 Immunity Boosting Juices To Drink When You are sick

Today, it's more important than ever to boost your immune system. The coronavirus pandemic ravaging the world has brought one thing to the forefront of our collective consciousness. And what's that thing? Our immune system protects us from a lot of infections, and if it isn't strong enough we may fall sick.

The immune system works round the clock, and it is often deciding what cells to attack and what cells to leave alone. This means that for it to be work at the highest level, it needs all the help it can possibly get.

These 8 juices we are going to be looking at are packed with enough nutrients to give a much-needed boost to your system. Drinking them each morning will keep you rejuvenated and allow your body's natural defences to be at their best.

Orange and Grapefruit

A blend of Orange and Grapefruit contains potent doses of vitamins A, B-6, and C. Vitamin C contains antioxidant properties that will protect your cells from the damaging effect of harmful substances. What's more, a lack of vitamin C in the body may lead to delayed wound healing, impaired immune response, and your body may not be able to fight infections properly.

Kale, Celery And Tomato

Not everyone likes Kale, but it does wonders to the body. This blend of Kale, Celery and Tomato provides your body with magnesium, potassium, iron, fatty acids, and Vitamins A and C. This will not only boost your immune system, but it'll also awaken your senses.

Apple, Carrot and Orange

This is the second juice on this list that includes oranges. That's because Oranges are the best source for vitamin C, and vitamin C is amazing for your immune system. Carrots, Apples and Oranges make a blockbuster combination of fruits that will no doubt help your body fight (and win) infections. This blend contains vitamin C, B-6, C, Potassium and Folic acid.

Homemade Tomato Juice

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Is A Stronger Immune System The Reason Why Younger People Aren't Susceptible To Dying From COVID-19?

To increase your chances of surviving the Covid-19 pandemic, certain things must be put in place but the most important of them all is boosting your immune system by incorporating these easy measures.

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How Your Immune System Is Your Greatest Ally In The Fight Against Coronavirus

Your fate with the Coronavirus is determined by how strong your immune system is, here’s how to make it stronger. 

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Things You Need To Know About Sick Leave During The Coronavirus Pandemic

Things you need to know about sick leave during the Coronavirus pandemic. 

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Why Exercises And A Good Diet Are Great For Your Heart

Exercising and eating healthy are just what you need to keep your heart healthy. 

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Coronavirus: Why We Touch our Face and How To Stop Doing It

If you're finding it hard to stop touching your face, these few tips can be of great help. 

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Frequently Asked Questions About The Coronavirus Pandemic

Frequently asked questions on the coronavirus pandemic are answered as clearly as possible. 

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How To Keep Your Immune System Strong In The Face Of Coronavirus Pandemic

How to keep your immune system strong in the face of Coronavirus pandemic 

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The Introduction Of My New Smart Workstation

Ergonomics has been considered to be a thing that addresses purpose and usefulness over what it might look like in design and shape.

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Toilet Seats Or Keyboard, Which Has More Bacteria?

Toilet seats or keyboards, which has more germs? 

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Here Is What You Need To Know About The Coronavirus In The United States

With the source still unknown, this could present an example of someone being infected of the virus in which the source of the infection remains unknown and also with no travel history to where the virus poses a great danger. 

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What is Coronavirus, And How Can You Protect Yourself From It?

Facts about the novel Coronavirus and how to stay safe.

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How A Monitorstand Workstation Can Help Improve Your Well-Being

The Monitor Stand Workstation has several benefits, both health-wise and in terms of productivity. It helps prevent neck and eye strains and increases productivity and efficiency in your work. It also has excellent features that make it even cooler and efficient to work with while it brings the best out of your working hours.

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The Coronavirus  How to stay healthy at work in the midst of an epidemic

When you see people posting about the Coronavirus, they are talking about COVID-19, which is summarized here

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An Effective Way to Get Rid of the Bacteria on Your Computer Keyboard

Did you know your keyboard can harbor as many as 400 times the number of bacteria on your toilet seat? Some of these are harmful and here is how you can keep yourself safe.

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The Top 5 Products and Other Tips for Preventing the Coronavirus at Work

Preventing illness from coronavirus comes down to good hygiene.  Learn about tips and products that can keep you healthy in the workplace

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What To Know About The Survival Rate And Death Rate Of The Coronavirus In US

Currently, if you live in the U.S. the risk of getting the Coronavirus remains very low, but public health officials say there will likely be outbreaks in the United States.

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What is Coronavirus and How to Manage the Risk of Infection?

The Coronavirus is spreading alarmingly in the world. It has killed 3,131 people up till now around the globe. For your security, it is necessary that you keep your things clean and away from the infected people. Moreover, sanitizing a surface is the best option to keep pathogens away.

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Five ways of rehydrate Quickly

All you need to know about rehydrating quickly

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Travelling Healthy: A Short Guide

How to travel without getting sick

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Stay Up And Doing Amidst The Spreading Pandemic Virus

However, in this period, as the epidemic continues to extend, and there seems to be different records as the day counts on by, there are certain things you can do to keep yourself protected. Highlighted below are some tips on how you can protect yourself from being infected.

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Are You Scared It's More Serious Than The Common Cold? Nine Signs That It Could Be

Nine ways to know you're suffering from something worse than the common cold

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High Blood Pressure: Tips For Prevention

Keep your blood pressure under control by taking a well-balanced, “no added” salt diet, sitting less, exercising more, and adding the FlexiSpot Under Desk Bike V9U to your workstation.

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Checking your child for Scoliosis

Scoliosis is a disorder that affects the spine. It is defined by doctors as a sideways curvature that affects the spine and often occurs during the growth spurt that happens just before puberty. What this tells us is that prepubescent children are the ones mostly affected by this disease.

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You're Never Too Young to Lower Your Risk of Early Onset Dementia

Early onset dementia can lead to a rapid decrease in quality of life. Focusing on healthy lifestyle habits can prevent and/or slow progression significantly. Learn everything you need to know to minimize your risk.

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Want To Live Ten Years More? Here's How

Want to be ten years younger? Find out how. 

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A Full Guide: What to Expect with Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is a tick borne infection that can severely affect your health. Learn how to recognize symptoms and prevent it altogether, plus treatment options in this article. 

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How to Prevent Age Related Muscle Loss (or Sarcopenia) and Maximize Your Life

Age related muscle loss, or sarcopenia, can affect your quality of life.  Prevent this problem with easy movement hacks, such as a desk bike, and diet changes. 

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How to Fall Asleep in 10, 60, or 120 Seconds

Millions of people in America struggle with falling asleep quickly and easily; this article offers tips on how to fall asleep in as little as 10, 60, or 120 seconds.

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More Time on Screens Means More Soda, Sports Drinks for Teens

How screen time affects the eating habits of teenagers and children, especially when it concerns sodas and sports drinks. 

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6 Benefits of Collagen Supplements

Collagen supplementation may help with joint pain, bone strength, heart health, and maintaining youthful skin.

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What to do when Your Body feels worse After a Massage

After a long day’s work, you’ll feel very cozy coming to your Flexipot’s full body massage chair that lets you enjoy a luxurious spa-like full body massage and helps relieve the day’s stress. 

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How to Calculate When You Should Go to Sleep

If you are targeting for a 7 to 8 or maybe 9-hour sleep cycle, calculating your sleep can help you accurately measure just when it is you should go to bed and wake up positive and fresh. Ideally, you must always be able to wake up at towards the end of your sleep cycle, which is when you are fully rested. 

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The Potential Toxic Dangers of Holiday Decorations

 Are there lurking dangers when it comes to holiday decorations?  The short answer is yes, but not as much as you might be lead to believe. Read more to find out. 

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Traveling Free of Pain

Traveling can be a very exciting time for some people if they are going on vacation and they do not travel much. 

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Gadgets to Help You Sleep

Physical and mental health issues can also affect how well we sleep. You can rest easy, however, with some of the following gadgets to help you sleep.

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Precautions for Safe Cycling

Prevention is better and cheaper than cure they say. Cycling can be so interesting, so much so that one would want to cycle all time.

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Why is it Important to See a Physical Therapist for Injuries?

Many people will suffer from sore muscles, pulled muscles, or broken bones throughout their lifetime. A physical therapist is a great asset to have during those times of need. A physical therapist can help.You to avoid further problems and make a full recovery from physical injuries. Have peace of mind by getting help from a physical therapist today.

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Sedentary Lifestyle Can Accelerate the Aging Process

A sedentary lifestyle has been linked to an increased risk of a plethora of age-related ailments, including but not limited to obesity, diabetes, heart attack, osteoporosis, and certain cancers. Even worse is twice the risk of premature death that comes with leading a sedentary lifestyle for two decades. 

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Massage for Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of complaints someone may have for pain in their heel. There is a variety of things that can be done to help plantar fasciitis, all of which can be done at home and are easy to implement.

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How To Cope With Gout

Anyone suffering from gout knows how terrible the symptoms can be. A full blown gout attack can leave you almost paralyzed. In order to prevent this from happening, try making a few changes in your lifestyle as a starting point to dealing with your condition. Little changes can make a huge difference! 

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Why Programmers and Coders Need FlexiSpot Standing Desk

Our bodies are not designed to sit for extended periods. Using a standing desk at work offers health benefits that go a long way. Consider integrating an adjustable standing desk like the “FlexiSpot” into your workplace to enjoy a more active, happier, healthier and productive life.

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Do You Know Snapping Hip Syndrome?

Snapping hip syndrome can also be called Coxa Saltans. This is a very common condition especially in females, but it can happen in both genders and any age.

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Early Treatments for Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain is a very common complaint among patients of all ages.When you have back pain, it is worthwhile to figure out what is the reasoning you have back pain so then you are able to know what needs to actually be modified for early treatment.

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6 Health Rumors Demystified: The Truth Behind the Fiction

In this article, we demystify 6 common health rumors that you regularly see. We give you the best facts possible surrounding these rumors, so that you know the truth

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The Benefits of Using a Smart Workstation

Working at a desk may be inevitable.  Being sedentary and unhealthy are optional when you use a Smart Workstation.  It allows more movement to immediately improve your quality of life.

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Things that you should NEVER Lend or Share

It is okay to be nice to your friends and relatives, but there are some items you should never lend to even the most beloved people in your life. The reason you should not lend makeup items, headphones, deodorants etc. is that they can cause you to transfer dangerous diseases, germs, and viruses.
All in all, lending some personal items can cause plenty of skin disorders and infections. The given list will help you maintain personal hygiene and protect you from germs and bacteria.

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Some Health Myths to Debunk

Health myths are passed from one generation to another generation without any scientific backing. Myth-busting is important to help you live a hearty life.

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Arthritis and Humid Weather: Why Do Your Joints Pain?

You swear your joints pain can predict the weather. Is there a link between arthritis and humid weather? Here's about how weathers can affect your joints pain.

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4 Common Causes of Shoulder Pain Between Shoulder Blades

The shoulders have to shoulder a lot of daily bodily movements. Shoulder pain might be something obvious like an injury or something like an underlying disease.

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Health Rumors You Seriously Need to Stop Believing

This article draws your attention to some common myths about health in general, especially in connection with life within your workplace. You will be offered reasoning in order to show you why some information floating around is quite far from the truth.

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Creating a Self-Care Routine for Work

Self-care isn't something you do only during your off-hours on evenings and weekends. You can incorporate self-care activities at work too. Here's how.

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Strategies for Quitting Bad Health Habits

Changing your worst habits is a challenge. Let's find new ways to change bad health habits today. 

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IBS at Work: How to Work When You've Got to Go

Struggling with IBS at work, and the gastrointestinal pain and intense urge to use the bathroom that comes along with it, causes undue anxiety and stress. 

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The Health Benefits of Pet Ownership

Can having a dog or other type of pet actually help you stay healthy? Studies have shown that the health benefits of owning a pet are plentiful. 

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What Are the Early Signs of MS?

The early signs of MS occur between the ages of 20 and 40 years old. Do you know what to look for? 

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Cumulative Trauma Disorder (and How to Prevent It)

Cumulative trauma disorder happens any time you overuse a muscle, and poor form in sports can make it worse. Listen to your body and follow these steps. 

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Solutions for the Three Most Common Workout Mistakes

There are many challenges when it comes to deciding how to work out properly. What are some common mistakes and how can you fix them? 

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DDPY: Yoga for Those With Limited Mobility

When it comes to selecting yoga for people with disabilities, a relatively new style called DDP Yoga has quickly been gaining popularity. What is DDP yoga?

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Catch Some Z's: Eucalyptus Oil Benefits (and Other Oils to Try)

Lavender, vetiver, valerian, frankincense and eucalyptus oil benefits promote a healthy night of sleep. Are you getting all the rest you need? 

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Callused Feet? Here's What You Need to Know

You shouldn't have to hide your feet or feel embarrassed because of calluses. Prevent them, treat them and learn when to see a podiatrist with these tips. 

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Workplace Pollution and 4 Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality

Employers must consider how to improve indoor air quality in office conditions because workplace pollution can be detrimental to employees' health. Pollutants can trigger asthma, headaches and other unpleasant symptoms for those who are susceptible.

By addressing some of the common components of workplace pollution, employers can help improve quality of life for their employees.

Workplace Pollution and Its Impacts on the Workforce

Employees are often concerned about workplace air quality. For example:

  • Temperatures are too hot or too cold.
  • Air ventilation is too drafty or too stale.
  • Humidity is too high.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, explains that poor air quality can cause a variety of health issues if not properly addressed. For instance, warm and humid environments can create mold. As the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) explains, many studies show that poorly ventilated workspaces can increase cold and flu germs. The repercussions of these outcomes are obvious: Workers are more likely to be sick or be affected by the poor air quality inside the office environment.

Preventing Poor Air Quality Issues

OSHA requires employers to provide safe environments free of known hazards. Luckily, the AIHA, OSHA and EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) all offer suggestions for how to improve indoor air quality in office conditions. The list below includes some of the common elements of a healthy work environment:

  1. Clean regularly. Vacuuming and cleaning work surfaces on a regular basis can keep mold spores and dust from building up over time. T
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Does Aspartame Help or Hinder Weight Loss?

The scoop on artificial sweeteners and weight loss. Do aspartame and weight loss go hand in hand? 

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Why Do I Feel Light-Headed When Standing Up?

Postural hypotension sounds scary but feeling light-headed when standing up is fairly common. Here's what happens to your body when you stand up too fast. 

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The Creativity and Sleep Connection

Will sleeping better get you over creative block? Recent studies suggest the creativity and sleep connection is a very real thing. 

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Took Sleeping Pills and Still Can't Sleep? Try These Techniques to Get to Sleep

Took sleeping pills and still can't sleep? Then try these techniques to get to sleep. 

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Shake If Off: The Health Benefits of Vibration Therapy

The benefits of vibration massage can include relief from back pain. 

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Coffee and Memory Loss: The Effects of Caffeine on the Brain

Coffee can really energize you, but are there any connections between coffee and memory loss? Find out how much is safe. 

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Try These Sleep-Inducing Foods for More Restful Sleep

These nutritious foods for sleep can help you sleep better and longer. 

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The Breakfast Myth: Is Your Morning Meal the Most Important Meal?

Is there a breakfast myth? Recent research calls into question breakfast's reputation as healthiest meal. 

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Sleep Journaling: Jotting Your Way to Better Sleep

What is a sleep diary? You log the quality and duration of sleep, so that you can spot patterns or triggers that can impact how well (or not) you sleep. 

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Extend Your Lifespan: The Unbelievable Intermittent Fasting Benefits

Intermittent fasting benefits are so impressive, the practice might extend your lifespan. Fasting and longevity go hand-in-hand; here's how to start. 

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What Is Sleep Hygiene?

We spend nearly half our lives sleeping, but for many Americans, too much of that time is spent attempting to fall asleep. What is sleep hygiene? 

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Why You Need A Pre-Sleep Nighttime Routine (and How to Design One)

Is your nighttime routine helping or hindering your sleep? Create a pre-sleep routine that can keep your whole body healthy and happy for life. 

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12 Unexpected FSA Eligible Expenses

Citizens across the nation are turning to FSAs to lighten their financial loads — and FSA eligible expenses include more than you might think! 

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Bottom's Up: Thirst-Quenching Water Tracking Apps to Use at Work

A water tracking app can make it easy (and fun!) to stay on top of your hydration game. 

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You Won't Believe What Sitting All Day Actually Does to Your Butt

What can you do if you experience pain in your buttocks when sitting for long periods? 

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Choosing Running Shoes That Are Right for You

What should you know about how to choose running shoes? 

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Prevent Digital Eye Strain in a Digitally-Driven World

Digital eye strain is a growing health issue. Take steps to prevent digital eye strain so that your digital habits don't cause long-term vision damage. 

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Fasting to Lose Weight: Does it Work?

Fasting to lose weight has been gaining a lot of traction among celebrities and fitness experts — find out why! 

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Managing RLS: Restless Leg Syndrome in the Workplace

NINDS estimates that up to seven to 10 percent of the U.S. population may have Restless Leg Syndrome. Learn how to manage RLS in the workplace. 

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Achoo! Cold and Flu Season in the Office: How to Stay Healthy

In the midst of cold and flu season, employers are working at preventing cold and flu in the workplace. Here are four practical steps to remember. 

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Importance of Hydrating and Drinking Water at Work

Don't forget the importance of hydrating and drinking water at work. Here's why it's important and how you can remember to drink your water. 

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How an Anti-Inflammatory Diet Can Help Your Back Pain

If you're looking for foods to alleviate back pain, try an anti-inflammatory diet. You'll have to eliminate a lot of foods, so here's how to start. 

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How to Sit Properly at Your Desk

Learning how to sit properly at your desk is vital for muscle and joint health. Discover correct ergonomic positioning from head to toe. 

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How to Lose Belly Fat to Live a Longer and Healthier Life

Understand why it's so difficult to lose belly fat, what the hidden dangers of visceral fat are, and how to lose belly fat naturally. 

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How Long Commutes Can Affect Spine Health

Whether by train, car or subway, the effect of long commutes can take a health toll. Here's how to alleviate back pain, among other commuter ailments. 

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5 Ways To Manage Discomfort During Pregnancy

Learn five ways you can manage discomfort during pregnancy while working in an office. 

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How Sitting All Day Can Cause Hip Flexor Strain

The average American sits over 12 hours per day. This causes some major stiffness in the body, especially the hips and can lead to hip flexor strain. 

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Standing Desk Exercise You can Do Throughout Your Day

Standing desk exercise can be a great way to utilize your desk for more than just work. What a great way to stay on top of your health. 

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On-the-Go Preventative Exercises for Bone and Muscle Health

What preventative health strategies can you use to protect yourself from injury? 

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Healthy Habits in the Workplace To Help Long-Term Goals

Learn how to create long-term goals to improve your health in the workplace. 

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Standing at Work: How To Integrate Tech To Support a Better Standing Habit

Standing at work is easy to do but tough to remember. Here's how technology can help you remember to take frequent breaks from sitting. 

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How Movement Impacts Joint Health

Exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. Do you know the awesome benefits it provides for joint health? 

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Kick That Coffee Habit: Caffeine Alternatives for an Energy Boost for Work

Try some of these caffeine alternatives for an energy boost for work if you want to kick that coffee habit. 

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Offset the Health Risks of Sitting and Be More Productive

The risks of sitting too much are well-known, but how can you spend more time standing or walking? Here are tips for a more physically active workday. 

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How Stress Impacts the Body and Your Mental Health

Knowing how stress impacts the body and your mental health can help you reduce it before it gets worse. 

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How (and Why) To Protect Your Cervical Spine Nerves

What is the cervical spine? And how can you protect your cervical spine nerves? Learn how this region of the spine plays a key role in body function. 

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Health Promotion and Disease Prevention: Checkups Are Important

Routine checkups focus on health promotion and disease prevention. Here's the scoop on how to stay on top of your health at every stage of your life. 

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How to Improve Posture Through Yoga

These simple yoga poses are great exercises if you're interested in how to improve posture and benefit from reduced pain. 

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Should I Get a New Pillow and Mattress? Let me sleep on it…

Would you be comfortable sleeping on a sheet of ¾” plywood? Absolutely not, because it would create innumerable pressure points on your skull, elbows, shoulder blades, hips, and heels. It would be nearly impossible to find a comfortable way to lie down and sleep on such a hard, flat, unforgiving surface.
Contrariwise, it can be a painful experience to sleep in a hammock. Oh, it’s certainly more comfortable, but it makes us into an elongated curve. That’s fine for our shoulders and back, but our knees only bend in the opposite direction, and it can hyperextend our necks, so you can wake up with achy legs, and even a headache. Blood flows to your lowest point, your buttocks, decreasing the amount to your brain and feet, too, making the situation worse.
Humans need a relatively level surface upon which to sleep. Even rough ground with the proper rises and depressions makes a good sleeping surface, as our evolutionary ancestors knew well, provided it fitted our body contours.

First Attempts

A bag of straw (or nowadays, raw cotton fiber) makes a futon, one of the earliest mattresses. It has lots of give, conforms to our shape, and even helps prevent excess sweating to increase comfort.
The disadvantage is that it compresses over time, and no amount of “fluffing” will fix it. It needs to be unstitched, emptied and refilled with new material, or replaced entirely.

The Evolution

The modern mattress was placed in a wooden frame bed, and served for many years that way. Steel spring fames replaced that, giving the mattress more flex, allowing more air circulation, extending its life, and making it more comfortable.
Bedframes became passé, when we invented a spring system permanently mounted inside a box frame that perfectly matched the mattress. The box spring set still provided the flex, but added resilience that kept the center from sagging. It was a success and considered the height of luxury.

Variations

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How to Run Without Damaging Your Body

 Running too much, with improper footwear, or with bad form can have damaging and lasting effects on your body. Many people aren’t aware of the negative effects of running when they first start, and don’t educate themselves about how to run safely until it’s too late.

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Exercise Won't Offset a Sedentary Lifestyle, But Moving More Will

While many people realize that sitting all day long at work, in the car, and in front of the TV is bad for their health, they just plan to work extra hard at the gym to counteract their otherwise sedentary lifestyle. Well, we have some bad news for you: going to the gym doesn’t cancel out those hours of sitting still.

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Protect Your Spine by Optimizing Your Sleeping Position

You can do everything within your power to protect your spine during the day—sit and stand with proper posture, alternate between sitting and standing at your desk, using correct form when lifting weights, and use a backpack instead of a shoulder bag—but your unconscious hours can undo a lot of your hard work. That’s right—your sleeping position at night can have a huge impact on your overall spinal health.

There’s much discussion online about how to get more sleep or to get better, more restful sleep. But you don’t hear as much about how the position you sleep in affects your health, even though a poor sleeping position can cause everything from heartburn to wrinkles—and, of course, neck and back pain. Ever woken up with a stiff neck or a sore back? You can blame your sleeping position.

The position you sleep in at night plays a big role in your spine and neck health. Some positions can help prevent you from developing back problems, while others can help increase comfort if you already suffer from chronic back pain. In fact, according to the Global Burden of Disease study, the most common cause of back pain isn’t serious medical conditions—it’s lifestyle factors, such as awkward sleeping positions!

Read on to learn which sleeping positions are the best for your back—and which are the worst.

GOOD: Sleeping on Your Side With a Pillow

If you sleep on your side already, you can count yourself in good company. The vast majority of people report sleeping on their side. With the weight of popular opinion behind this option, it may come as no surprise that it’s good for your back.

Positioning a pillow between your legs helps to align your spine, hips, and pelv

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The Secret to Staying Healthy While Watching TV

After spending all day sitting at your office job, going home to sit for another five hours before TV is incredibly bad for your health. There are several effects binge-watching shows can have on your mental and physical health.

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6 Healthy Snacks to Eat While Gaming

Snacking is a favorite pastime for many gamers.  It’s thinking food for Civ players and a sweet reward for Rocket League brawlers.  There’s nothing like the sweet taste of victory after crushing your opponent or scoring the winning goal.  But let’s be real for a second:  idle junk food isn’t the way to celebrate.

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Carpal Tunnel and You: What Gamers Need to Know

Hey, gamers!  Press pause for a second.  We need to have a talk about something that none of us really want to talk about:  Carpal tunnel syndrome.

That’s right.  The wrist thing.

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) all comes down to one nerve in your wrist -- the median nerve, which controls movement and feeling in your thumb and movement in every finger except your pinky.  The median nerve runs the full length of the arm, but the part where it passes through the wrist is called the carpal tunnel.  When you make repetitive motions with your fingers and wrist, the carpal tunnel can swell.

That’s bad.

There’s a lot of buzz around carpal tunnel, especially for gamers, creative types, and workaholics who spend their workdays behind a computer desk studying spreadsheets.  (Are our lives really so different?)

Now that you know what carpal tunnel is, here’s a quick walkthrough to help you prevent it.

Study the Art of the Grip

We’ve all been there:  You’re deadlocked in a showdown with a dragon in the middle of a six-hour Skyrim session and you haven’t even touched your drink.  It happens.  We all get sucked in, especially if it’s a good game and we’re having a good time.

Between those action-packed moments, though, when the loading screen pops up or a cinematic takes control out of your hands, take a moment to study the art of the grip.  Ease up on the controls a moment, relax your fingers, and do a few wrist exercises.

Remember, swelling in the carpal tunnel is a primary cause for CTS, so do yourself a favor and give your hands and wrists a chance to relax for a minute or two.  Thumb through the menu, sort your inventory, or -- if you’re

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Tips to Become More Active While Gaming

Let’s face it: gaming isn’t as active as other lifestyles out there.  Whether you’re a Tekken pro or a Galaga flying ace, you’re probably not carved like a classic Greek sculpture if you’re spending your time on the couch.  That doesn’t mean you have to be in bad shape, though.

Science is pretty serious when they talk about the negative impact of a sedentary lifestyle, and that means that gamers need to be serious about it, too.  You don’t have to strap on your boxing gloves and reenact Rocky IIIbut here are a few tips to become more active while gaming.

Up the Difficulty

Not all games are down to pressing buttons, particularly with the stakes are high and the game is particularly punishing.  But then, you’ve got the quiet periods -- those moments when you’re building your base before the Zerg swarm shows up and all hell breaks loose.

In those in-between periods, do yourself a favor and up the difficulty in a different way.  Try some seated scissors, some ab squeezes, or even a wall sit.  Controllers are wireless these days, so take full advantage.  You don’t even need to take your eyes off the screen to get a good workout in.

Stretch It Out

Without a doubt, if you’re a gamer, your wrist is a muscle that could see a bit more stretching.  Mouse clicks, keyboard commands, mashed buttons, and swiveling twin-stick shooters are just some of the things that require full-on wrist action.  Don’t cut your gaming career short with carpal tunnel or extreme eye strain.

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