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8 Ways to Ease Post-Workout Muscle Soreness

8 Ways to Ease Post-Workout Muscle Soreness

By Jake Heikkinen, AT, ATC, CSCS  Henry Ford Medical Center If you’ve ever hiked to the top of a mountain, ran a longer distance than you planned or carried a child around the Detroit Zoo, chances are you’ve experienced post-workout muscle soreness. Muscle soreness is a common consequence of overworking your body. Muscles grow and become stronger when they’re subjected to forces that cause microscopic tears in the muscle fibers. Fluid rushes to the area to flush out the damaged cells and build new, stronger muscle cells—and that can be uncomfortable. The discomfort actually has a formal name: delayed onset...

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4 Reasons Connecting with Nature can be Good for Your Health

4 Reasons Connecting with Nature can be Good for Your Health

By Robin Raven (Original article: OneGreenPlanet.org) Many people have feelings of enchantment and wonder at the beauty of nature that go back to their very first experiences hiking and camping in childhood. Being in nature can inspire a sense of awe and help you find greater meaning in your everyday life. What you may not know is that immersing yourself in nature can offer short-term and long-term benefits for your health. Let’s take a look at some major reasons that getting in touch with the natural world can be fantastic for your health and overall well-being. Reason #1: Nature Can...

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Drink More Water & Lose Weight

Drink More Water & Lose Weight

Studies have shown that drinking infused water may help improve weight loss and support long term weight loss maintenance. (1) Drinking water increases the amount of calories you burn by as much as 24-30% within 10 minutes of drinking water, and this water weight loss increase can last for as long as 60 minutes! (2,3) So if you want to lose weight fast without much extra effort, try drinking more water. Take infused water another level with HyVIDA Hydrogen Water

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5 Tips to Care for Your Skin this Winter

5 Tips to Care for Your Skin this Winter

By Henry Ford Health System Staff From freezing temperatures to icy walkways, the winter months can be brutal. One place this chilly season really takes its toll: your skin. The harsh conditions can leave skin feeling dry and irritated, and sometimes simply moisturizing isn’t enough. Linda Stein, M.D., a dermatologist at Henry Ford Health System, shares some helpful advice for keeping your skin healthy, more hydrated and less irritated. Here are her 5 essential winter skin care tips: Shower every day. For general hygiene purposes, it’s important to shower on a regular basis. But many people think water sucks the...

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