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10 ways sitting too much is bad for your health

In Health and Wellness by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC August 24th, 2018

It should come as no surprise that sitting too much is bad for your health. The average adult sits for 8-10 hours per day, which can increase the risk of health problems such as organ damage, muscle degeneration, back problems, and poor circulation. But here’s something you may not have known: sitting for long periods of time increases your risk of death from any cause, even if you exercise. That means you can’t sit at …

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7 proven health benefits of chocolate

In Nutrition by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC August 30th, 2018

Growing evidence shows chocolate can be a healthy food. Chocolate is commonly enjoyed as a comfort food but more research proves it offers health benefits. That could make you feel less guilty for turning to this delightfully decadent food. Here are seven health benefits linked to consuming dark chocolate. 1. It offers important nutrients Dark chocolate with between 70 and 85 percent cocoa is packed with fiber, manganese, magnesium, iron, and several other minerals. However, …

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Recovering emotionally from disaster

In Health and Wellness by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC August 31st, 2018

Natural disasters cause emotional distress. Many of our patients, staff, friends, and family members have been affected by Hurricane Irma in one way or another. We are fortunate and grateful that the storm weakened before reaching Tampa, sparing us from the devastation experienced in areas such as southern Florida and many parts of the Caribbean. However, we know that many Tampa area residents are dealing with various aftereffects of the storm, and that Irma has …