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Get Enough Calcium

There is a sweeter way to help your body get enough calcium. According to a recent study from Purdue University, eating honey along with supplemental calcium appeared to enhance calcium absorption. The rate of absorption increases as the amount of honey taken was increased.

Broccoli And Chinese Kale

A cross between broccoli and Chinese kale, broccoli is sweet with a peppery edge. It's less fibrous than broccoli or asparagus, but it has as much vitamin C as orange juice. It's also packed with folate, vitamins A and B, potassium, iron, and calcium.

Teeth Grinding

Teeth grinding has been blamed for some cases o jaw joint dysfunction, mysterious morning headaches, and unexplained facial pain To prevent tooth damage, check with your dentist about a dental device called a bite plate or bite splint, designed to prevent your choppers from rubbing together.

Germinated Brown Rice 

Germinated brown rice taken over the long term can inhibit the development of diabetes and prevent kidney disease, reports recent research in Japan. One to try is Hatsuga Genmai.

Electron Beam Tomography (EBT)

Safe, painless, and non-invasive, Electron Beam Tomography (EBT) is a new scanning technology that detects disorders such as lung and colon caner, coronary heart disease and osteoporosis before the symptoms show. Available in the UK, the process takes only 15 minutes as the machines snaps 'pictures' of your fully-clothed body that are translated by software into 3-D images of your major internal organs.

Drinking Your Breakfast

Try drinking your breakfast! This is a filling and wholesome smoothie, chockfull of essential nutrients such as carbohydrate, protein, vitamin E, the B vitamins, folate, zinc and magnesium. Blend together and process until smooth 250ml chilled milk or unsweetened soymilk, 60g natural acidophilus yoghurt, 125g fresh, hulled strawberries, pulp from two medium passion fruits, two teaspoons wheat germ and two teaspoons honey.

5 Quick Tips For Taking A Load Off

Short of a corset, there's nothing that will do more to give a back a break than these tips from Arnie Kunder, P.T., head physical therapist for the Detroit Pistons.

Check Your Mirror

It's easy to slouch on long car trips or tense up on stressful ones. Angle your rearview, mirror just a little too high so that every time you check it, you remember to relax your
shoulders and sit up straight. 

Steal A Towel

Sitting for long periods pummels the disks in your lower back. A rolled-up hand towel tucked between the small of your back and your chair or car seat will help take the pressure off. Keep one towel at your desk and one in the car.

Lose The Laptop

It's designed for portability and poor posture, because the keyboard is connected to the screen. If you can't work without one, use a wireless Bluetooth keyboard.

Know Squat

Whenever you lift anything, think of Charlize Theron and say to yourself, Nice stems. This will help you remember to squat and lift with your legs, and never, ever bend at the waist.

Take The Time

Shortcuts brutalise backs. Take the extra time you need to correctly lift a shovelful of dirt or 'now to walk a message to a coworker instead of e-mailing it... to allow frequent breaks when hunched over a household project.

 

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