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Today’s Solutions: July 12, 2024

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The perfect stretch to relieve lower back pain, according to a specialist

If lower back pain has been plaguing you, no matter what you try to do to relieve it, then we may just have the perfect stretch that will help bid lower back pain farewell. “One of the sneakiest muscles that no one talks about enough is the quadratus lumborum, known as ‘the QL,’” says Read More...

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Did you know that volunteering is good for your health?

Volunteering is a great way to have a positive impact while connecting to your community, but did you know that volunteering is actually good for you? Today we share four ways in which giving back to your community also gives back to your health and wellbeing. Physical and mental health Read More...

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4 ways teachers can combat back-to-school anxieties

Back-to-school season was a stressful time for teachers, even before the pandemic. Now, facing another Covid-19 surge, teachers are faced with the difficult task of stocking classrooms, imparting knowledge, and keeping children healthy and emotionally supported. If you’re a teacher, going back to Read More...

Long-term wellness: Why some m

Long-term wellness: Why some medical clinics are hiring on-site lawyers

The Salud Family Health Centers' clinic is located in a suburb north of Denver. In addition to medical treatment, the clinic also offers a more unconventional resource for wellness: legal aid. Colorado is one of a handful of states that have given permission for Medicaid money to be used to sponsor Read More...

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So you’re vaccinated and have been exposed to Covid-19, now what?

So you’re fully vaccinated, but you just got word that someone you interacted with has tested positive for Covid-19. What do you do? In a situation that is likely to become more common as the Delta variant spreads, health officials have a few recommendations for how to navigate this tricky Read More...

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5 anti-inflammatory spices that aren’t turmeric

Turmeric tends to get all the attention when it comes to anti-inflammatory spices, but don’t overlook these five other spices that functional food expert Kanchan Koya Ph.D. touts as her favorites for fighting off inflammation. Cayenne Cayenne is a great choice for spicy food lovers, as it will Read More...

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How to tell how well you're really sleeping

Good sleep is key to good health, but how can you be sure you're really getting the rest you need? Today we bring you four ways to determine how well you're sleeping for improved rest and overall wellness. Length of sleep How long you sleep is the number one indicator of sleep, but this doesn't Read More...

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A Second U Foundation is empowering the previously incarcerated

For the formerly incarcerated, starting again can be an immense challenge. However, Hector Guadalupe, who was only 23 when his 10-year prison sentence began, found a way to help himself and others rediscover who they are and how to begin again. “When I was serving my time, throughout the Read More...

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Make your glass of water a lot more hydrating with this ingredient

You’ve probably heard about the benefits of drinking lemon water in the morning, but there are more than a few foods that can help pep up your glass of water — something you may want to consider when replenishing the water pitcher during the hot summer days. Below, you’ll find some of the Read More...

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7 Ways to strengthen your relationship in the new year

Earlier this week we talked about conversation strategies to reduce tension. If one of your goals of the new year is to strengthen your relationship, we have some tips for you from a psychology expert. Here are seven research-supported ways to strengthen your relationship this year.  Maintain Read More...