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Things Health/Fitness Professionals Should Know About Attitude
Things Health/Fitness Professionals Should Know About Attitude

1. Having a good attitude is a choice. As such, a person’s state of mind is what that individual makes it. An attitude is nothing more than a habit of thought that is acquired, rather than instinctively. In that regard, individuals can determine only what they will think about or how they will act in response to their...

Things Health/Fitness Professionals Need to Know About Multiple Sclerosis
Things Health/Fitness Professionals Need to Know About Multiple Sclerosis

1. LACK OF CERTAINTY. No one knows for sure what causes multiple sclerosis (MS), a chronic disease that affects the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves. What is known for certain is that the immune system of people with MS erodes the myelin sheath that covers and protects certain nerves, which interferes with communic...

 Nice-To-Know Facts About Stretching, Flexibility, And Warming Up
Nice-To-Know Facts About Stretching, Flexibility, And Warming Up

1. NOT THE SAME. Some people believe that stretching and warming up are more or less the same. They’re not. Warming up is designed to prepare an individual for the demands of the physical activity that follows. As such, a few minutes of engaging in low-intensity whole-body exercise (e.g., jogging in place) can be an ap...

Nice-to-Know Facts About Happiness
Nice-to-Know Facts About Happiness

1. DEFINING MOMENT. Truth be known, happiness defies having a precise definition. What most people agree on with regard to happiness is that it is personal, as well as a great thing. As such, it can be argued that happiness lies in the way an individual lives and looks at the world. 2. A WORTHY CAUSE. In fact, resea...

Nice to Know Facts About Caffeine
Nice to Know Facts About Caffeine

1. THE NUMBERS DON’T LIE. Caffeine is a naturally occurring mild chemical stimulant that exists in a variety of foodstuff, including coffee, tea, chocolate, and cola drinks. Without question, the average individual consumes a copious amount of caffeine annually. Just in the United States, for example, more than a milli...

Health/Medical Problems No One Wants to Receive as a Holiday Gift
Health/Medical Problems No One Wants to Receive as a Holiday Gift

1. Borborygmi - Tummy sounds. Like it or not, almost everyone’s stomach will growl or gurgle on occasion, some more often than others, some more loudly than others. As a rule, such noises are caused by the human digestive process in which food is propelled through the digestive system via a series of muscular and intes...

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