Exercise is the Most Effective Preventative Strategy to Fight Chronic Conditions

Heart disease, stroke, diabetes and dementia can all be made less devastating by getting your heart rate up.
 
Use a device to remind you to get up and stand or take a walk. Your smartphone has a timer, a fitness band will remind you of how many steps you took during the day. Use whatever means you need to break the cycle of sedentary behavior and get moving.
 
Exercise will help you be a healthier, stronger, and longer-surviving version of yourself.
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Stretching Mistakes

We should be stretching to stay limber and flexible, but if we stretch in a way that overstresses muscles or tendons, we can cause strains or even sprains while stretching.
Not all injuries come as a result of a single, bad stretch, either. Repetitive stretching that’s improperly done can cause injury over time.
Ideally, we should not wait until an injury occurs to begin stretching to relieve the pain or regain mobility. We should stretch every day.
As we age, we begin to lose flexibility and range of motion, especially in the shoulders and low back, which can then lead to other mobility issues.
Fortunately, age-related loss of flexibility can be reversed with a daily stretching program.

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Food Cures – Tart Cherries

Several recent studies have shown that drinking tart cherry concentrate several times a day helps to relieve muscle pain, arthritis pain and the pain from gout. The tradeoff, however, is that you’re getting several servings of fruit with all of the calories and none of the fiber.

Food Cures – Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are a rich source of beta-carotene that your body will convert to Vitamin A. Vitamin A is one of the best nutrients for the skin. So whether you’re trying to avoid the effects of aging, or recovering from a sunburn, sweet potatoes, even fixed as oven baked fries can help.

Food Cures – Lemonade

If you’ve ever had a kidney stone, you’ll never want another. Lemons are the highest source of citrate of any of the citrus fruits. Citrate will help dissolve calcium before it can form into a kidney stone. Squeeze fresh lemons or buy commercial lightly-sweetened lemonade. Both work.