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29 Jun 2015

Simple Exercises for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Easing the Pain Away: Simple Exercises for Rheumatoid Arthritis Up to 80 percent of people who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis (RA) say that fatigue is their most debilitating symptom. If you add joint pain and the other symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, this can dissuade a lot of people from getting regular exercise. And all of this can lead to a dramatic decrease in muscle strength....

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Spring Clean Yourself: Quick Tips for Looking and Feeling Younger
19 May 2015

Spring Clean Yourself: Quick Tips for Looking and Feeling Younger

There’s no better time than now to start spring cleaning—and we’re not talking about throwing away the cardigans you don’t wear anymore. It’s time start maintenance on yourself. We’re offering some quick-hitters on how to look and feel younger. Commit to a Healthy Diet We could fill up the rest of this page—and then some—with every fad diet that’s inundating Hollywood right now. But we...

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The Magic of Melatonin
20 Feb 2015

The Magic of Melatonin

Melatonin is a naturally-occurring hormone that’s vital to both the immune and endocrine systems. Yet plenty of misconceptions about using melatonin supplements still exist—that it isn’t safe, that it’s addictive, etc.—when, in truth, the benefits of using supplemental melatonin far outweigh the minimal risks. Studies show that melatonin is, in fact, one of the safest and least habit-forming hormones. As our bodies age, melatonin production...

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The Brighter Side of SAD
02 Feb 2015

The Brighter Side of SAD

We all know Utah’s winter season as the time of year when the days are short, the weather is cold and snowy, the inversion is at its worst, and it can be hard to spend enough time outside. If the winter months leave you feeling tired, depressed and blue, you may have Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD. SAD is a mood disorder that occurs in...

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What is Preventive Healthcare?
27 Jan 2015

What is Preventive Healthcare?

Why wait to get sick before you try and boost your immune system? Wouldn’t it make more sense to arm yourself with the right building blocks so you can be healthy constantly and never have to suffer? Why wait for the heart attack? Let’s catch it before it happens. Preventive or preventative healthcare is all about catching things before they become a big problem. By learning...

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Fresh and New: Start Your Year with a Safe Detox
19 Jan 2015

Fresh and New: Start Your Year with a Safe Detox

Our bodies are exposed to thousands of toxins every day, and our bodies constantly work hard to get rid of those toxins. Don’t you think it’s time to give your body a break? Detoxing makes you feel cleaner, refreshed and lighter. If you are feeling tired, sluggish, or generally off, a detox may help you reboot. A detox is a period of time where you...

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17 Jan 2015

Losing Weight After the Holidays and Beyond

Unless you have a lightning fast metabolism, or you were seriously disciplined, you probably gained a little weight over the holidays. Just about everyone is looking to drop some pounds at the first of the year, but where do we begin? Understanding how your body works and how specific hormones affect weight loss can jumpstart your results and keep you on the right track throughout...

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Sherrie Explains it All
05 Jan 2015

Sherrie Explains it All

While refilling prescriptions, my pharmacist noticed a couple of them could use an update. He provided me with a long list of doctors and PA’s who could help. When I asked him to point out who was the best in the valley for weight counseling, nutrition, and wellness, he said without question, it is Melissa Lonnecker. That is when I started going to Freedom Healthcare....

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New Year, New You! FHCUtah’s 8-Week Weight Loss and Wellness Program Part 1
23 Dec 2014

New Year, New You! FHCUtah’s 8-Week Weight Loss and Wellness Program Part 1

Taking your life back in 2015. Shed pounds, build a healthy lifestyle. With more than ¾ of American adults being overweight, it is crucial for each individual to take action to achieve lifelong weight management skills instead of simply dieting here and there. The cure for America’s obesity is not a quick fix. It does not lie in diet fads or spurts of extreme exercise....

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Silhouettes of business and airplane in airport
19 Dec 2014

8 Tips for Staying Healthy When Traveling

Traveling to visit family and friends or to experience a new adventure are great reasons to pack your bags and to head to the airport this holiday season; however, traveling can upset your daily routine and can expose your immune system to illness. Here are our favorite tips for staying healthy and keeping your immune system on top of its game when traveling. 1. Be...

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