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Too much sitting when working from home? Here are some exercises courtesy of CNN that may help.

Too much sitting when working from home? Here are some exercises courtesy of CNN that may help. While many of us are working from home more than we used to, the long hours of sitting can cause us to experience pain and stiffness even with the best ergonomic setup and chair. Movement is essential because our heart pumps blood to the body but what pumps it back to the heart is limb movement.   A sit-stand type desk can help, but periodic exercise can also help. I personally find it best to exercise before your day so we are more comfortable Read More »

What we aren’t eating may actually be bad for our health according to CNN.

What we aren’t eating may actually be bad for our health according to CNN. You have heard that too much red meat, sugars, salt and trans fats were making us ill, but according to CNN, these are minor risks. CNN reviewed a multi country study by the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation which looked at 15 dietary risk factors and their effect on death or disability. They found that as far as risk factors go, other than salt, red meat and trans fats were actually at the low end of the spectrum of foods that adversely affect our health.  What Read More »

Has Aetna been behaving badly? A former Aetna Medical Director tells all.

Has Aetna been behaving badly? A former Aetna Medical Director tells all. If you had a bad experience with improperly denied claims or medical procedures by your insurance company, you are not alone.   Insurers often dodge paying claims using terms such as not medically necessary or investigational. If that insurance carrier was Aetna, the problem may be a cultural problem from the executive suites down. There are rules and regulations for how an insurance company behaves in each state.  Unfortunately, not all insurers follow them and worse, many insurers have perfected the art of creating the proverbial “fly in Read More »

Antibiotics in our fast food may be responsible for obesity and other diseases. Which companies are antibiotic free?

Antibiotics in our fast food may be responsible for obesity and other diseases.  Which companies are now antibiotic free? For years, antibiotics have been used to add weight to cows as well as chickens, increasing the yield for the farmer.  Farm raised fish also may have antibiotics used to keep them healthier because of the high densities of fish raised in this manner. Antibiotics may have some undesirable side effects in the human population as well including obesity, antibiotic resistance as well as allergies. The general public has made it clear that it wants to eat better and more nutritious food and Read More »