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Tips and Updates You Should Know This Flu Season

Whether you get the flu shot or not, influenza (commonly called the flu), is all but guaranteed to affect you or someone you know. Flu season in the U.S. generally occurs between October and April. While the exact timing changes—and will depend on how active the virus is in your area—flu season affects a lot of people: 5 to 20 percent of the U.S. population gets the flu each year. Flu symptoms do not change much from year to year, although the strain of the influenza virus that causes the … [Read More...]

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4 Effective Ways to Reduce Post-Workout Muscle Soreness

It’s common to expect some level of muscle soreness after a tough workout, especially if you throw in new exercises or ramp up intensity. Some exercise enthusiasts measure a good workout based on how sore they feel the next day. Delayed onset muscle soreness, or DOMS, occurs between 24 and 48 hours after exercise. The jury is still out on what causes it. One theory is that intense training causes the release of lactic acid, which alters the PH in muscles. This changes the way the nerves … [Read More...]

Keep Your Chin Up

Can You Get Rid of Double Chin? If an extra layer of fat under your chin—affectionately known as a double chin—bothers you, we have some good news: While this (usually) harmless feature can be a nuisance, there are a few non-surgery tricks that can reduce its appearance. What Causes a Double Chin? A double chin can be caused by weight gain and/or aging, but you don’t need to be overweight to store extra fat under your chin. Genes may be to blame; they are responsible for determining the shape … [Read More...]

6 Reasons You’re Tired That Don’t Have to Do with How Much Sleep You Get

Tired all the time? Join the club. Poll five people and odds are good at least one of them cops to feeling tired. In fact, chronic exhaustion is so pervasive the medical field has coined a new acronym for the condition: TATT, or “tired all the time.” This helps explain why there are countless resources devoted to teaching people how to get better sleep. While that information is hugely important, it’s not the end-all be-all of fatigue. Sometimes, tiredness isn’t the result of poor sleep … [Read More...]