Kathleen Craft

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Drug-free pain relief

If you have a sore joint, apply ice wrapped in a towel or a cold pack to the area for no more than 20 minutes. A bag of frozen peas works well. Don’t put the ice directly on your skin.

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Choose dark chocolate over white

Dark chocolate (60 percent cacao or higher) can improve heart health, lower blood pressure and boost serotonin and endorphin levels. White chocolate lacks any nutritional value and is made up of mostly fats and sugars.

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Bring back snack time

For me, a full belly equals happiness, comfort. But it’s when I fill my belly with foods high in fat, sugar and calories that I realize this is not a healthy way to live. I’ve recently been trying to improve my snack choices, because when I choose nutritious snacks throughout the day, I am less likely to overeat at mealtimes. To draw on the idea of food equating comfort, I did a ...

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Don’t sweat the occasional setback

Take a careful approach to beginning a workout routine by first seeing a physician.

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A joint problem

Osteoarthritis and a sedentary lifestyle can go hand-in-hand About 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. suffers from some form of arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, lupus or fibromyalgia, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Arthritis affects people of all races and ethnicities, but is more prevalent in women. While there are many causes for arthritis, or joint inflammation, research has shown that people with sedentary lifestyles and people who are ...

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Fit for the Road

Osteoarthritis and a sedentary lifestyle can go hand-in-hand.

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Daily inspiration

Winning is a habit, but unfortunately so is losing. — Vince Lombardi

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Daily inspiration

Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first time or last time. Then your time on Earth will be filled with glory. <i>— Betty Smith</i>

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