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Is Botox a Gateway Drug?

Botox, or Botulinum Toxin, is a neurotoxic protein produced by the bacterium clostridium botulinum. (Wow- that’s a mouth full!) Despite the fact that it is the most toxic protein known, it is used world over in minute quantities to treat muscle spasms. Administered properly, it prevents a muscle from contracting …

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Why Kids Need Exercise

Before the advent of computers, carpools and social media, kids got exercise without moms having to schedule it. Walking to and from school provided a workout every day, especially with side trips to the playground. Today, texting often replaces bike riding to a friend’s house and computer games might keep kids from joining real sports teams. Although kids today grow up with more sources of entertainment than ever before, physical activity is better for their health.

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Fish Oil Benefits for Women

Fish oil contains three essential acids — omega 3 — that have been proven to have health benefits, especially for women. Fish oil has been found to reduce the risk of developing several common health problems in women. In addition, fish oil is considered a brain food. The omega 3s increase brainpower and memory and can help prevent bone loss in women as well.

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Weightlifting for Women

You might spend hours swimming or running, but you still do not have the curves you hope for. Weightlifting is a good way to get cardiovascular exercise, and it tones and builds your muscles. Weight machines offer controlled, smooth resistance, which helps avoid injury. Free-weights are good for building the smaller supporting muscle groups that machines do not target. Join a friend when starting a weightlifting routine to keep you motivated and on track.