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149 Riverwalk Blvd., Suite 2, Okatie
Integrative Pain Relief
1032 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island Island
BY FRANK BABEL
On Hilton Head Island and in Bluffton, avoiding bike accidents can come down to a judgement call made in a millisecond. Here are some tips to avoid injuries:
BY CARISSA KARN
If you’ve never run for exercise before, or it’s been a while since you’ve run regularly, it’s important to ease into the sport. Trying to run too fast and too long too soon will make most people want to quit.
Before you start, make sure you have fairly new, high-quality running shoes. Many runners buy their shoes at a running store where custom insoles are also sold. Proper shoes will go a long way toward preventing shin splints, plantar fasciitis and a host of other common runner’s injuries.
EXPERTS SAY RUNNING CAN HELP BOOST HEALTH
BY MOLLY ANDERSON
Running for even five to 10 minutes a day, once or twice a week, or at slow speeds is associated with substantial mortality benefits over 15 years, a recent study showed.
Runners overall had 30 percent and 45 percent lower adjusted risks of all-cause and cardiovascular disease mortality, respectively, over that period and added three years to their life expectancy compared with non-runners, according to Dr. Duckchul Lee of Iowa State University.
DON’T LET COMMON INJURIES SIDELINE YOUR FUN
BY CARMEN LENNOX
Enjoying the great outdoors sometimes results in injuries. It’s important to know how to treat minor problems with a first aid kit and to recognize what merits a visit to an urgent care center or an emergency room.
DON’T MAKE SICKNESS THE SOUVENIR FROM YOUR NEXT VACATION
BY ROBYN PASSANTE
If vacations are supposed to be a healthy way to relax, recharge and enhance our lives through new experiences, then why do so many people come home sick? The phenomenon of people falling ill just after vacation isn’t a myth: A study in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that up to 21 percent of airline passengers report catching a cold within a week of traveling.
GET THE SKINNY ON HOW, WHAT AND WHY YOU EAT
By Robyn Passante
In the fight against fat, there are those who count calories and those who count carbs. But what really counts, says local wellness counselor Erin Risius, is the what, how and why we eat.
CHILDREN’S IMMUNE SYSTEMS DEVELOP FROM BIRTH
By Dean Rowland
No one likes to have a cold — the runny nose, the sneezing, the sore throat. Adults can expect to get the sniffles, plus a few other minor illnesses, a couple of times a year, but kids will probably suffer a little more.