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Dr Bret Wilson
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A Child will Lead Them

I was having one of those days when nothing at work seemed to be going well. I felt like I was behind schedule all morning, everyone I talked to wanted to argue with me, and I struggled for 30 minutes on a phone call to the accountant about finances. Click here for the full article.
Dr Bret Wilson
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The Godfather of Fitness

We lost a pioneer recently, a man who has had a positive influence on our health and the health of the world. Perhaps the younger of us may only recognize him as the star of an infomercial selling juicers. Jack LaLanne’s television show implored and entertained housewives to exercise and become healthier. He is credited with bringing the concept of fitness and exercise to the masses. He opened a national chain of health clubs. He was a chiropractor that taught millions how to heal themselves with diet and exercise Click here for the full article.
Dr Bret Wilson
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Step by Step

Walking is an activity that requires no special equipment. Hopefully, we can participate in the activity throughout our life. It is easily incorporated into other daily activities. It can be performed alone or with others. You can walk with your lover, your child, your parent or your pet. Night or day. Winter, spring, summer or fall. We can hold a conversation during the exercise, or listen to music. It uses both sides of the body in a balanced and rhythmic coordinated way. Walking can help control weight, improve circulation, increase aerobic fitness, as well as facilitating your mood and memory. Click here for the full article.
Dr Bret Wilson
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Santa or Reindeer

The holidays can be a time of great joy and celebration. The holidays are also busy, stressful and often unhealthy. So if you were going to pattern your lifestyle choices after two of the season’s iconic characters-which one would be the healthier choice? Click here for the full article.
Dr Bret Wilson
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Learn to Save a Life

Imagine you are walking along a hiking trail and you come across another person who is unconscious. You are at a football game and a fellow spectator clutches their chest and falls to the ground. What would you do if, while enjoying a day on the water, a friend or family member nearly drowns and is in need of help? How would you respond to these situations? Call for emergency services and administer cardio pulmonary resuscitation or CPR. Your actions can help save a life and buy time until emergency services can arrive. CPR Training Click here for the full article.
Dr Bret Wilson
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Posture Tips for Back to School

It is the time of year when our children are either starting back to school, or soon will be. Along with new school clothes, notebooks, pencils, lunch boxes and book bags, there are also potential stresses added to growing spines from postures and activities at school. So here are some tips to help kids maintain and improve posture as they improve their minds. Back Packs Click here for the full article.
Dr Bret Wilson
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Health News You Can Use

Research shows over and over that exercise is good for you. Most people would understand that exercise builds muscle tone, improves cardiovascular health and helps maintain a healthy weight. However many people do not realize that exercise can have a positive effect on memory and mood. We may realize that a walk after a stressful meeting helps to “blow off steam”, or that we sleep better after exercise. A recent study discussed the benefits of exercise for depression and mood gives indications of long term effects of maintaining mental and emotional health. Click here for the full article.
Dr Bret Wilson
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Housework, if done right, will kill you

Housework, if done right, will kill you. Erma Bombeck It is said that if you want something done right do it yourself. In part due to the pride and diligence of many people, they do their own chores around the house. They move through the house and yard cleaning, bending, pushing, pulling, squatting, reaching, lifting, and carrying. Repetitious motions, prolonged postures and persistence to fatigue. The result: a tidy home and yard, and a tired and sore body. Perhaps if we re-define the idea of “done right” we can get the work done and save some of the ache and pain. Click here for the full article.
Dr Bret Wilson
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Posture and Aging

I may be reveling my age, or that I watched to much TV as a kid, but I remember a commercial for hand lotion or dishwashing soap, that compared 2 sets of hands. The commercial asked the viewer to guess which hands were the older, trying to make the point that the product kept your skin looking young. Well certainly looking at someone’s hands is one way to guess their age, but I use a more obvious one – posture and movement. Think about the last time you noticed someone “walking like an old man”, or perhaps you thought that of your self, momentarily straightening your posture and then quickly falling back into the same bad habits. Wii Fit from Nintendo uses posture and balance to help determine your “age”. Click here for the full article.
Dr Bret Wilson
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Health Consciousness

Are you health conscious? The initial response would typically relate to your knowledge and application of diet, exercise, avoidance of smoking, and regular visits to the doctor. These areas are important to the health conscious person. I would like to expand your thinking to allow for an analysis of your conscious awareness of and sensitivity to specific issues in your constant control that can greatly effect your health. Your health consciousness in our definition is made up of your thoughts, your posture and your breath. Click here for the full article.