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5 Facts to Keep You Healthy This Winter

5 Facts to Keep You Healthy This Winter

From the time we are young, we hear advice from our parents about staying healthy and warm in the cold weather. Some of the advice is worth listening to but others are nothing more than a myth. It is easy to see how some myths may get started. A good example is about people catching more colds in the winter. A biologist at Rush University Medical Center, John Segreti, MD 1, says that the fact that people tend to get more cold
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Why Seniors Are at an Increased Risk for Vitamin D Deficiency during Winter

Why Seniors Are at an Increased Risk for Vitamin D Deficiency during Winter

Our body relies on vitamins and minerals to keep our health at optimal levels. This is true, regardless of our age but when we get older, our risk for deficiencies increases for a number of reasons. Perhaps the primary reason is an inability of the body to absorb the nutrients from the food we eat. Seniors may be at risk for illnesses, including heart disease, multiple sclerosis, asthma and osteoporosis. They may even be at a greater
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The Best Exercises to Keep Your Bones Healthy

The Best Exercises to Keep Your Bones Healthy

We exercise for a variety of reasons regardless of our age, but did you know that exercising regularly can both prevent and treat osteoporosis1? It can also do more than improve your bone health including coordination, balance, and muscle strength2. Why Is Exercise Important? We often think about our muscles when we exercise but bone is also living tissue and it will respond to exercise and become stronger. When young men
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What is the Difference Between Vitamin D and Vitamin D3?

What is the Difference Between Vitamin D and Vitamin D3?

An estimated 1 billion people, across all ethnicities and age groups, suffer from a vitamin D deficiency. This pandemic of "hypovitaminosis D" is mainly attributed to a person's lifestyle (for example, reduced outdoor activities) and environmental (for example, air pollution) factors that reduce exposure to sunlight, which is required for ultraviolet-B (UVB)-induced vitamin D production in the skin1. But what many people don't know is
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