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Category Archives: Healthy Life

Battle of the Mouthguards

by Pete on November 28, 2015, no comments

MouthguardsThere are a lot of products out there that claim they can stop snoring. Some of them are more modest and indicate that they can at least alleviate some symptoms of snoring. There are pillows, chin straps, nasal strips, sprays and a whole host of other interesting devices that claim they can stop snoring. The important thing to understand is that people can’t control their snoring. In most cases it’s caused by the muscles in their mouths relaxing while they sleep which allows their tongues to fall to the back of their throats and blocking off the airway, which causes the sound we all know. There are some lifestyle issues as well that can cause snoring like stress and excessive drinking or smoking. One of the more popular and recommended methods is to use an anti-snoring mouthpiece to help reduce snoring.

Anti-snoring mouthpieces work by forcing the airway open by both pushing the lower jaw forward and opening the airway …

Keeping Your Body’s Rhythms In Check Is Key

by Pete on October 22, 2015, no comments

kybrickDid you know that having a mammogram at the right time in your menstrual cycle can improve its accuracy? That changing the hour at which you take asthma or blood-pressure medication may help you feel better? That you will get more from your workouts by hitting the gym at one hour instead of another?

Most of our bodily functions–digestion, respiration, hormone production–fluctuate over the course of a day, month, and even year, because of the ways we respond to light, darkness, temperature, activity, and sleep. In an exploding field called chronobiology, researchers are learning how to treat disease with these biological rhythms in mind. Following our body clocks, they’re finding, is an important part of keeping ourselves well. Here’s how:

Schedule your mammogram within two weeks after the start of your period. That’s when you have the best chance of getting the most accurate reading, according to a number of studies, including a recent One of some 2,500 women conducted …