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Are You a 'Stand Up' Kind of Person?

If you aren’t a stand up kind of person, you really should be. Benjamin Franklin was a stand up kind of person.  So were Thomas Jefferson and Ernest Hemingway.  And I’m not talking about ‘stand up’ in the sense of being reliable and trustworthy, although those certainly are characteristics to strive for.  I’m talking about being a stand up kind of person LITERALLY.  Get on your feet, put your hands together and let’s hear it for standing while you work!   What’s a standing desk?  Picture any tall workspace you can comfortably stand at while reading, writing or putzing at a computer.  Some models have built in fidget bars, while some standing desks are conducive to having treadmills or therapeutic devices, such as...

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Cupping in the NFL

    Blue 42! Blue 42! Omaha. Hut, hut, CUP! Now, I’m pretty sure we’re all aware of the current cup that graces the ranks of the NFL.  That’s not the super cup I’m referring to, although the players might beg to differ.  What I’m referring to is a specially designed suction cup used in an ancient therapy known as cupping.   Cup Like An Egyptian How ancient is cupping? One of the oldest medical textbooks in the world, the Ebers Papyrus, which dates back to 1500 BC, describes Egyptians use of cupping to treat pain, vertigo, fever, weakened appetite and to help accelerate the healing process.  Jump ahead 500 years to 1000 BC and archaeologists find evidence of cupping in China,...

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Even Starlets Struggle With Pelvic Floor Disorders.

And the winner is… If you tuned in to this year’s Golden Globe awards, you saw actress Kate Winslet accept the award for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture. Well, we believe she deserves an even greater award, Most Honest Actress in a Real Life Role! In a recent article, Kate spoke about her struggles with pelvic floor weakness and its embarrassing result.  “I can't jump on trampolines anymore. I wet myself. It's bloody awful, especially if you're wearing a skirt. When you've had a few children, you know, it's just what happens. It's amazing, two sneezes, I'm fine. Three, it's game over," she said. Bravo Kate, for bringing the issue of pelvic floor weakness and incontinence out from...

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