Kick Athlete’s Foot to The Curb

Whether you regularly give your feet a hard workout or just keep them comfortably elevated in “couch potato” mode, they’re susceptible to a common ailment—athlete’s foot. Here are some tips on how to defend against this unwelcome condition. What is athlete’s foot? Athlete’s foot is a skin infection caused by a fungus, usually occurring between […]

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Pilates for Back Pain

By Beth Lippman, Pilates Instructor at PRO Club Have you been sitting more, and having pain or discomfort in your neck or back? Sitting short-ens and tightens the front of your hips; and very frequently can cause the spine to lose it’s natural curves. Your low back collapses back when sitting for prolonged periods, and […]

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Risk Factors for Type 2 Diabetes

What is diabetes? According to The Art and Science of Diabetes Self-Management Education by American Association of Diabetes Educators, Diabetes is defined as a “chronic, progressive metabolic disorder characterized by abnormalities in the ability to metabolize carbohydrate, fat and protein, leading to hyperglycemia state”. A long-term hyperglycemic (elevated blood sugar) state can lead to organ […]

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New Blood Pressure Guidelines

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Studies have shown that people with systolic blood pressures of 130 to 139 or diastolic pressures of 80 to 89 are twice as likely to have a heart attack or stroke. Both of those disorders almost always cause a person to lose their quality of life for the rest of their lives. Both could also be terminal, leaving one with no quality of life.

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