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travel-workout-tipsWeight Gain and Travel

As many of us know, vacation can be a time of overindulgence, whether it be with food, drink, being too sedentary or just plain ambivalence. But vacations don't have to get us off the path from our workouts and healthy habits.  There are simple ways to keep our travel fitness workouts strong and prevent weight gain while we play.  Exercise should not stop just because we are away from familiarity.  Following are five quick tips to keep your body rockin' during vacations and time away from home.

alzheimers-treatment-music-therapyAlzeime'rs Disease and Music

Unfortunately for some of us, alzheimer's disease is all too familiar.  It may be a grandparent.  It may be a parent.  And researchers are working hard to find a cure, to figure out what causes alzheimer's disease.  Recently it has been shown that when music is played, alzheimer's patients wake up and come back to the present, to reality.  This is also known as music therapy for alzheimer's disease patients. When we hear a song from the past we remember how old we were and where we were in our lives, for the most part.  The book and movie, The Notebook spells out the effects of alzheimer's disease on families.  A tear-jerker, it is a must see for women and men alike.

new-treatmentsIf you or someone you know is about to undergo laparoscopic surgery in order to lose weight, a new medical device is set to revolutionize how the surgery is done.

The Spider Surgical System takes what has traditionally been a 3-5 incision procedure and reduced it to one small incision the belly button. Typically laparoscopic surgery is a popular method for bariatric sleeve procedures in order to help people reduce excessive weight quickly and safely.

being-happy-and-putting-yourself-firstWomen wear many hats; We are wives, sisters, mothers, friends... the list goes on and on. We spend so much time being wives or mothers that we forget we are people. Instead, we often spend so much time taking care of others and we forget about taking care of ourselves. Yes, our families have needs. However, so do we. It's great to want to take care of everyone else, but we have to look after our own health, wellness, happiness, and confidence if we want to be at our best.

lyme-disease-preventionHow Do You Get Lyme Disease

Warmer months bring outdoor activity.  And with that comes the reminder to pull out the bug repellent and sunscreen!  As much as we love the sun, the flowers blooming and the greenery, the irritating reality is that the bugs and ticks that spread lyme disease are coming too.  And some of them can pose a threat to our health if we are bitten.  The blacklegged tick is one of the insects we should be on the lookout for, because it can spread Lyme disease.

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