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STRETCH FOR BETTER HEALTH

At Kirby Medical, we host monthly health and nutrition seminars to provide resources to our employees and help aide them in leading a healthier lifestyle.  In our most recent seminar, we discussed three keys to better health – one of which was “supple” or flexibility.  There was a specific question posed about the different kinds […]

You Sweat, I Sweat, We all Sweat!

Summer is officially here!  With temperatures going from 70 degrees to well into the 90’s practically overnight, things are heating up fast.  Which means, get ready to sweat! Is sweating good for me? Yes!  Sweating helps your body to eliminate toxins,  supporting proper immune function and preventing disease related to toxic overload.  Sweating may (can) […]

Why exercise is the best medicine for your brain!

Given time, any brain can succumb to dementia — memories fade, thoughts scatter, basic abilities wither on the vine. Brains don’t come with lifetime guarantees, but there is one major step you can take to protect yourself from Alzheimer’s or other causes of mental decline: exercise your body. Nothing protects the brain quite like regular […]

Condition your metabolism for better health

Metabolism is defined as “The chemical processes occurring within a living cell or organism that are necessary for the maintenance of life.  Some substances are broken down to yield energy for vital processes while other substances, necessary for life, are synthesized.” When I started my career, I was working with high school and junior high school […]

Reduce Your Risk of Stroke

Stroke is one of the leading cause of death in the U.S., but there’s good news… According to new research, 90 percent of strokes can be prevented by addressing these 10 risk factors. Control high blood pressure. The scientists agree that lowering your blood pressure is the most effective way to reduce your chance of stroke. Increase physical activity. […]