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Should you have a baby over 40? Essentially Fit Radio Show

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Marianne was recently interviewed by Wess Murray for his Essentially Fit radio show on the subject of “Should you have a baby over 40?” During the 50 minute show they discussed a number of issues including:   Why you must take care of your joints during pregnancy. Having a 2nd child later in life: what

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Myth Buster on How to Prevent Heart Disease

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By Marianne Ryan PT, OCS An article in the online newspaper, Sott.net, has an interesting article about why eating a low fat diet will NOT decrease your risk of developing heart disease. In fact, low fat diets are the cause of cardiovascular disease! Bet you didn’t know that. Dr. Dwight Lundell, a heart surgeon with

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Posture Posture Posture…..Is This You?

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For years I have tried to educate my patients, friends and family on the importance of good posture. In our current world, where we seem to spend over 50% of our waking hours either using a computer, texting on our iPhones, or reading our Kindles, most of us complain about headaches, back pain, neck pain and other

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Constipation During Pregnancy and Postpartum

“Constipation is so common that it’s rare for new moms not to experience it” Wondering when you’ll start to experience constipation? Which foods pack the most fiber and how much do you need? For the full article click here Medical Disclaimer

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Pain in the Jaw? It could be signs of a heart attack.

By Marianne Ryan PT, OCS Since I am a TMJ specialist, I see many patients who complain of jaw pain. One of the most important things we can do as physical therapists is to ask some specific questions during the initial visit to rule out other potential problems. If someone complains of jaw pain I

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9 Simple Ways to Lower Cholesterol

Here are a 9 simple steps you can take lower your cholesterol levels and decrease your heart disease risk. Learn how to follow a heart-healthy lifestyle. Click Here

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Sleep away those extra pounds…

“Just like your body needs sleep to function, your fat cells need sleep too.Turns out, sleepy fat cells are bad for health, TV 10-55′s Katie McGee reports.” To learn how to sleep off those extra pounds CLICK HERE  

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1 in 10 Women fear Childbirth

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Did you know that Between 6% and 10% of women suffer from Tocophobia – an intense anxiety or fear of pregnancy or giving birth. More needs to be done to help women who have a morbid dread of childbirth, a condition that affects up to one in 10 women, an expert said today. Click here

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Fitness Needs for Every Decade in a Woman’s Life

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Great article in Women’s Health section of Web MD breaks down the type of workout you need for each decade in your life. Your 20’s are when you are laying the foundation for your future in terms of your bone density, muscle strength, and cardiovascular health.  “So the more exercise, the better.” During your 30’s

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Insomnia Linked to Stroke and Heart Attacks

Are you getting enough sleep? Here is a good excuse to pull out the milk and cookies in the middle of night. “People with insomnia may have double the chances of a heart attack or stroke as opposed to those who sleep well, a study by Taiwanese researchers suggests. The finding adds to a growing body of

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