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On any given day, you might want to indulge in fries covered in cheese sauce. Or a bacon cheeseburger. Or a bacon cheeseburger with a side of fries covered in cheese sauce. We understand. It happens to us, too. So forcing yourself into a diet, day in and day out, isn’t always an option, logistically or psychologically. 

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It’s seems like common sense that physical activity helps you stay healthy. Doctors the world over recommend it, but still there are some folks who would prefer to keep on living a more sedentary and less-active lifestyle, but instead take pills to offset the negative effects on their health. 

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Ask any athletic trainer, and they’ll tell you that there are a handful of sports injuries that seem to crop up all the time. Some are feisty and like to recur, so they can be a long-term problem. When I was younger, I was a competitive squash player, and I had non-stop issues with shin splints. Squash is an explosive sport involving repeated impact of your feet on the hard court surface, and this can cause the muscle that lays above the shinbone to pull away, which hurts. I would soak my shins in a hot tub before practice and matches, and strap on ice packs after. It was a hassle and impeded my performance. Turns out I’m not the only one. Shin splints were among the most frequently-occurring sports injuries. Here are four others.

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We get it—there are only so many hours in the day, and life can get in the way. It’s hard to find time to exercise, between work and family and home and errands. But there’s not a doctor on the planet who wouldn’t recommend more exercise for a healthier lifestyle.

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Suffering from inflammation is just that…suffering. There are creams and pills you can take, but they don’t always work, and they feel, well, unnatural. Thankfully, there are some entirely natural things you can do to reduce inflammation.

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It’s no fun to be in pain, whether that pain is chronic or periodic or injury-related. Sure, you can pop a pill, but that can be expensive, it can turn into an unfortunate habit, and finding a natural way is surely preferable. A pill takes around 20 minutes to kick in, and many people think that it’s really the only certain way to relieve pain…

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