Living Healthy

Lowcountry Medical Providers

The listings below were verified in May 2019 to the best of our ability. Please send corrections and updates to: healthandwellness@freymedia.com.

 

ACUPUNCTURE

Ageless Acupuncture

Cheryl McCarthy
149 Riverwalk Blvd., Suite 2, Okatie
843-505-0321

Integrative Pain Relief

Beth Schoon
1032 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island Island
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Get started running

runingBY 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.

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Run for it

EXPERTS SAY RUNNING CAN HELP BOOST HEALTH

runBY 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.

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First aid

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.

Stingrays

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Come Home Healthy

Healthy-Travel

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.

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Food Psych 101

Psychology-food

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.

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Fighting a foreign invasion

Kids-Immune-systemCHILDREN’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.

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