Fiber: The Diet Workhorse

Fiber: The Diet Workhorse

Some medical advice that a person will hear today is to add fiber to your diet.  Fiber is a necessary part of a person’s diet because it has so many benefits.

Most people do not eat a healthy enough diet including the proper amount of fiber each day. Due to the lack of fiber in our  daily diets many people, especially seniors, can experience constipation issues.  This, in turn, can cause back pain or back soreness.  The Institute of Medicine recommends that each person consumes between 25 gr. (women)  to 35 gr. (men) of fiber each day.  It is honestly not that hard to do, but takes a little planning when you are at the grocery store and knowing which …

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Sleep Better

Seven Proven Tricks to Sleeping Better

Before we go into an elaborate discussion of how to sleep better, a word of caution: there are articles out there right now claiming you can get away with as little as 4 to 6 hours of sleep a night, that our ancestors did this so we can, too.

This is not scientifically accurate.

As far as medical science is concerned, the old golden rule still applies in order for your back pain to remain under control and to stay sound and fit, you must have at least 8 hours of sleep.

But many of us have so much work pressure that we don’t get sufficient time for proper sleep. As a result, many people complain of suffering from insomnia.…

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