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    Resolution: Make 2019 Your Healthy Brain Year

    Guest Post By Eddie Fatakhov M.D. (a.k.a. Dr. Fat-Off) Before 2018 is firmly in the rearview mirror most people around the world will participate in the honored tradition of defining their New Year’s resolutions. While there are many intentions that might be spoken but not kept, there is one that is well worth the effort. If you follow through on one resolution this year let it be improving your overall brain health. Here are 4 simple ways and 4 tasty foods that will help clear your brain fog in 2019 to ensure your new year is the best, and most productive, it can be. 4 SIMPLE WAYS TO BOOST YOUR BRAIN…

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    Get Writing Again: 10 Tips for Relief from Carpal Tunnel

    Ah, the bane of writers everywhere: carpal tunnel! There’s nothing worse than wrist pain. It limits our ability to perform the simplest activities like  cooking or gardening…not to mention typing. Plus, did you know that women are three times more likely to suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) than men? Boston physical therapist Holly Herman offers the following 10 tips for relief and prevention of CTS: Move only your fingers when typing and keep your wrists straight. Your computer should be at eye level to avoid bending your neck. Stretch your hands and wrists by spreading your fingers wide and then ball them up into a fist every 30 minutes…

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    Goals,  Good habits

    How to Make New Year’s Resolutions that Stick

    Every year we begin a new year resolving to do (or quit doing) something and expect to be the game changer in our lives. For some it’s to workout, lose weight, cut out all carbs and sweets. For others, it’s a promise to save more money and get finances on track. For writers, it’s typically to make more money or to get new clients. Regardless of what you resolve to do, according to Dr. Sanam Hafeez, there is a way to set yourself up for failure or success. The mindset we are in when deciding on a resolution determines its stickiness. Below Dr. Hafeez, a New York based neuropsychologist affiliated with…

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    Content and Copywriting,  Good habits

    Writers, Here are 10 Mistakes You Might Be Making at the Gym this New Year’s

    As writers begin to think about New Year’s resolutions and fitness goals, remember just paying for a membership doesn’t guarantee the results you want. Many people (including us writers) start their year off buying a gym membership and new gym attire. While the first step to transforming your body is, in fact, deciding to commit to restructuring your lifestyle at the gym and in the kitchen, it is common for people to make mistakes that jeopardize their progress. These mistakes can chip away at their enthusiasm to work out and ultimately result in people giving up on their goals.   “As a trainer, my job consists of helping clients assess…

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    10 Busted Myths to Keep Writers Well This Winter

    Freelance writers don’t get sick days and clients don’t care if you’re high on cough syrup. They just want their projects on time. That’s why it is important for writers to know how to keep themselves well this winter. There are endless winter health myths that we have heard from well intentioned grandparents and parents. They have become so ingrained in us that we take them as cold hard facts. Many of these myths have no more basis in reality than Santa Claus.  Of course, everyone wants to stay as healthy as possible during the frosty months. Here’s the facts from Board Certified NYC internist and gastroenterologist Dr. Niket Sonpal.  …