Category Archives: In Good Shape

Medicine from chilies?

Chilies are small but some pack a powerful punch. Most people don’t eat them raw but use them in cooking. Now there’s a new use for them outside the kitchen. Continue reading

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Why exercise is good for your bones

What can you do to help slow the progression of osteoporosis and strengthen your bones? Continue reading

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How to treat tennis elbow

Radiating pain from the outside of the elbow to the forearm and wrist is known as ‘tennis elbow.’ It’s a common problem, but the pain can be treated. Continue reading

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How much water should we drink?

One, two or three liters per day? There’s often confusion over the amount of liquid we should drink. A lot of people have a diminished sensation of thirst. There are clear recommendations, however. Continue reading

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How important is it to have breaks from alcohol?

A glass couldn’t hurt……….says the German who thinks he’s earned a beer or glass of wine. Yet many people don’t limit themselves to just one glass. But maybe they should consider it. Continue reading

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Is it all right to eat moldy food?

Often we end up buying more food than we can eat right away. Even though refrigeration can help preserve food, items such as fresh fruit, bread and other foods are still perishable. Continue reading

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Is Taking Too Many Vitamins Harmful?

Vitamins are essential to our health. People who eat a balanced diet shouldn’t need to take supplements. But what happens if we do take too many of them? Continue reading

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Is "fresh air" really so healthy?

We’re often told to "get out into the fresh air." It’s supposed to be especially good for our health. It’s even been claimed that fresh air protects us from cancer. Continue reading

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How much iron do we really need?

Many doctors are quick to prescribe iron supplements when they suspect a patient is iron deficient. But is taking an iron supplement a good idea? British researchers recently issued a warning about possible side effects. Continue reading

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Which toothpaste should I use?

What ingredients does a good toothpaste need? And which ingredients are best for which people? Continue reading

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