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September 3, 2015

Why Afternoon Naps Improve Your Health

Remember the afternoon nap? We often think of them as falling in the domain of preschoolers and the leisurely, but a new study suggests they may be healthier than we think. Research presented at the European Society of Cardiology in London recommend that adults should indulge in hourlong afternoon naps for the sake of their health.  Sleep deprivation is a very real problem, and consistent lack of sleep can lead to both physical and psychological ailments, including chronic issues like obesity, diabetes, stress, and cognitive impairment. Most of us are chronically sleep-deprived and a quick nap can work miracles.

Cardiologist Dr Manolis Kallistratos, of [...]

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August 26, 2015

The Problems of Health in the Modern World with Guest David Wolfe

Welcome to the pilot episode of Pedram Shojai’s new podcast, The Urban Monk! You may know him from his other podcast, The Health Bridge, but here Pedram has started another podcast that will focus more on lifestyle rather than health directly. Health Bridge will still continue but another podcast was conceived to allow more of a discussion on a broad range of topics. On this first episode, David Wolfe joined Pedram in studio to discuss the challenges of trying to avoid toxins in the current world we live in. They discuss issues such as indoor air pollution, especially in commercial buildings where thousands of people work. How can you have any control over the air you breathe [...]

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August 25, 2015

Are Skinny Jeans Dangerous To Your Health?

Piercing your ears. Wearing uncomfortable high heels. Bearing the torment of a constraining bra. It seems there is no limit to the suffering women will go through in order to look good. Usually though, the level of discomfort caused by fashion choices and beauty rituals are minor annoyances and nothing serious enough to warrant seeking medical attention. 

However, in a case study published by the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry in June, a 35-year-old woman’s outfit sent her to the hospital.  

The woman spent the day helping a friend move and remained in a squatting position for several hours while she removed items from a cabinet. She was [...]

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August 17, 2015

Do You Have a Daily Routine? It’s Time To Create One and Set Yourself Up for Health and Success!

Did you wake up tired and exhausted this morning? Are your mornings chaotic? Were you running around your house from one room to the next getting ready for work while juggling multiple things at one time?

We have ALL been there at one time or another. 

The skill set I had to learn in order to set my day up for success was creating a routine. For some, creating a routine is easy and for others, like me (I am not a morning person), it can be a challenge. 

However, knowing that our habits can either make or break our day, I have learned to create routines that help me meet my goals. Here are a few tips to keep in mind as you develop a daily routine that [...]

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