Do I have soreness after exercise or an injury?

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All of this talk about exercise has gotten you motivated to get moving. You head to the gym, bust out a great workout and feel great on the way home. But, as the hours increase, you can feel yourself getting sorer and sorer. The next day, you can’t get out of bed. You blame exercise, … Continued

Organic v. conventional food, what does that even mean?

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We hear all the time that organic food is better for us, but is it really? What does it even mean to be labeled organic? Foods that carry the USDA 100% organic seal must have at least 95% organically-produced ingredients. If something is simply labeled “organic” at least 70% of its ingredients must be organic. … Continued

5 ways a health coach will increase your odds of success

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When we’re sick, we go to a doctor. When we need financial advice, we seek a financial planner. When we need legal advice, we ask a lawyer. Who should we consult with when we’re lacking motivation or are unsure what we can do to improve our health? The answer is a health coach. If you’re … Continued

A complete wellness strategy makes all the difference

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Have you ever tried to improve your health but got discouraged because your progress didn’t seem to add up to much? It’s likely because you weren’t engaged in a complete wellness strategy. While changing one piece of a lifestyle is certainly a positive step, it takes attention to all life details to see the full … Continued

When is an ounce worth a pound?

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Hello. My name is Dr. Thomas R Bender. I began my medical career 50 years ago in Philadelphia. There is an often-quoted axiom attributed to Benjamin Franklin (an earlier Philadelphia transplant). His idea that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” is as true today as it was when Franklin made the … Continued