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Life Expectancy Calculator

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I've long held the view that it is good to be mindful of the finiteness of our days. In fact, I find value in having in mind the year that I will pass on according to life expectancy calculators - by having an exact year in mind, I'm naturally inclined to make the most of my days. Read more

 

Shoulder and Spinal Stretching Session

If I was limited to doing one exercise daily, I would choose a fully body stretch via the shoulder and spinal stretching routine shown above. Read more

 

The Epley Maneuver - A Simple Treatment for One Type of Vertigo

From Our Mailbag:

I woke up with vertigo. I read it's ear-related and I did have some pain in one ear after my run a few nights ago...but otherwise no issues. Thoughts?

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Hopefully, it was just dizziness that you experienced from over-exertion and dehydration. Read more

 

Mobility Routine for Desk Workers

Begin by taking your neck through controlled flexion, extension, rotation to both sides, and lateral flexion, all as far as you can comfortably go.

Then take your neck through full circles in a controlled manner, clockwise, then counter-clockwise. Read more

 

Unilateral Spinal Rotation Exercise to Improve Posture and Back Health

This is a simple spinal mobility exercise that you can use to improve and maintain good posture and back health.

Start on all fours. Extend one leg behind you and keep it relatively straight with the balls of that foot anchored on the ground. Read more

 

Stop Birds From Hitting Windows in Minutes With a Bar of Soap

This is the easiest, least expensive, and most effective method we've found to prevent unnecessary bird deaths. Please consider sharing with family and friends. Read more

 

Improve Back Health by Lengthening Shortened Hamstrings

In response to Monday's post on movements that counteract slouching, a number of people asked what to do about intermittent back pain. Read more

 

How to Counteract Slouching and Open Up Stiff Shoulders and

In resting child's pose, hands outstretched in front of you, palms down, press your chest downward and alternate between leaning down into each armpit - think of making your armpits bigger with each pulse. Read more

 

Prostate Gland Care

If you're male and over the age of 20, the best time to get serious about taking care of your prostate gland is now. Conventional medical guidelines recommend annual digital (finger) rectal examinations to screen for prostate enlargement and cancer, beginning in your 41st year. In recent years, I've observed an increasing number of men in their 20s and 30s exhibiting symptoms of prostate gland dysfunction. Read more

 

Love Knows Not Its Own Depth

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Love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.

- Khalil Gibran Read more

 

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