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How to Choose a Doctor

If you do not already have a doctor you trust, finding one can be quite an undertaking. Many people have questions about how to choose a doctor. Sometimes their questions can be answered by looking to family or friends. Sometimes it is not quite so simple. Because finding the right doctor is not merely about finding a good doctor, choosing one can involve a number of steps. First, you need someone with whom you feel comfortable, someone who will listen to your needs. Additionally, you need a doctor who will work with your particular insurance. And, obviously, you must find someone whose experience, education, and expertise will afford you the optimum level of care you deserve. Choosing the right doctor can also be about finding a good doctor near you, reason being not everyone has good transportation that will take them right to their physician’s door. Following are some valuable tips on how to choose a doctor that will help you make the decision that is right for you and your family.

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Health Benefits of Weight Training

You can follow a healthy diet and exercise until you are blue in the face (please don’t do that though – it’s just an expression), and your body will never achieve that sinewy, conditioned look you see in the pages of fitness magazines.  Before you assume those chiseled-looking bods of the men and women who grace the magazines’ pages is the result of Photo Shopped images, you should be aware that the look that you admire, and perhaps covet, comes from weight training.

“Oh… weight training” you say glumly.  But… wait a minute – before you stop reading and go no further, because, although you know you’re interested in looking good and getting a primo workout to your muscles and lungs, you may shudder to think that you will end up looking like Arnold Schwarzenegger.  Well this article will dispel that myth right now.

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How to Live a Healthier Life

Living your life is like saving money in the bank – the more you contribute to the end goal, the better off you are.

Whether you are a young athlete or an older sedentary secretary, you can start today – right now – to live a longer and healthier life.

Secrets to a healthier life

We don’t have to read the “New England Journal of Medicine” or be a doctor to know that moderate exercise and a good diet are fundamental principles for a healthy lifestyle.  But interestingly, if we scan the headlines in the newspaper, or follow social media, the list of foods that are good for us seems to change all the time, as does other behaviors.  For example, for years the public was told to drink skim milk, or very low-fat milk instead of whole milk.  Obediently, most of us followed that suggestion, and eschewed the rich creamy taste of whole milk and opted for skim, which tastes like white water.  Likewise, the consumption of more than a few eggs a week was considered bad for you for years.  And everyone knows the expression “move it or lose it” which encourages us to exercise.  But in the last few weeks, the media has informed us that dietary guidelines have changed… whole milk is being embraced one again and eggs are back on top, even on a daily basis, thanks to the trending protein diet.  And in the last few days, experts tell us that a sedentary lifestyle won’t kill us… so you can feel free to be a couch potato… sometimes anyway.

Indoor Air Quality

Indoor Air QualityThe interior of your home can present special challenges when it comes to air quality. Because there are only so many ways to get whatever is polluting the inside your home on the outside of your home, it’s important to learn about indoor pollutants and how to determine if your home contains them. Indoor air pollutants can cause serious health problems, including fatalities, if toxins such as mold spores or carbon monoxide exist inside your home. Indoor air quality experts in New Jersey recommend education as well as home air quality testing in order to determine if your home contains pollutants that can cause health risks. Following is information concerning indoor pollutants and how to determine if your home contains the right indoor air quality.