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Why is it raining cats and dogs?

By Platinum Health | April 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

In the spirit of April fools we are going to change our trivia from health related to simply fun. This week’s trivia will cover simple phrases from the English language that you may understand but not know the origin of.   Fit as a Fiddle Meaning: This is used to describe someone who is in …

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Natural remedies for Allergies

By Platinum Health | March 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

1. What is the number one cause of allergens in the spring and fall? Pollen   2. True or false this will be the worst year for pollen allergies? True, because climate change is causing warmer weather and more pollen   3. Your immune system’s reaction to pollen for example is what causes allergies. What …

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Can fitness improve brain health?

By Platinum Health | March 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Brain benefits of fitness It may surprise you to know that over 47 million people lived with dementia in 2015. It kills more people than breast and prostate cancer combined. We have a growing and aging population, it is estimated that 135 million people will suffer from dementia by 2050. New research from the University …

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“Help! I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!”

By Platinum Health | March 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

“Help I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!” Sound familiar? This is the common tagline for the service/product life alert. This is commonly viewed humorously although it is a life saving device for many people. One of the common problems for people at the retirement age is a loss of muscle strength and stability. A …

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Easy ways to avoid adult diapers in the future.

By Platinum Health | March 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

On a scale of 1 to 10 how important is it for you to avoid wearing adult diapers in retirement? When people think of the golden years they generally don’t imagine themselves uncontrollably going to the bathroom. Unfortunately losing control of the pelvic floor can be a reality for many retirees. If you’re someone who …

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Easy steps to keep your heart healthy

By Platinum Health | February 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

Your heart is one of the most important organs in your body, so taking care of it is high priority. It’s the hardest working muscle in your body, providing oxygen and nutrients to every part of your body 24 hours a day. Here are some things you may not know about your heart and some …

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4 weird facts about your heart.

By Platinum Health | February 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

If you ever feel exhausted at the end of the day know that your heart has worked harder than you have. Your heart is the hardest working muscle in your body, providing oxygen and nutrients to every part of your body 24 hours a day.   On average what is the total number of beats …

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What do 30 million Americans have in common?

By Platinum Health | February 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

If you’ve ever felt like you’re not getting enough sleep or that you’re tossing and turning all night-know that you’re not alone. Millions of Americans suffer from insomnia, in fact 10-15% of Americans have chronic insomnia. Chronic Insomnia is defined as trouble falling asleep and staying asleep, experiencing daytime fatigue, anxiety, feelings of restlessness, irritability, …

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3 weird things your body does to protect you

By Platinum Health | February 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

Your nervous system is full of survival triggered responses designed to keep you alive and healthy. Myoclonic Jerk When falling asleep you may remember getting a slight jerk sensation in either your fingers or feet. This is called a myoclonic jerk. This event can be caused by the common sensation of low oxygen in the …

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Is Sitting the New Smoking?

By Platinum Health | January 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

Sitting is the new smoking. Extended sitting has a similar mortality risk for stroke and heart attack. True or False: Americans are now sitting more than they are sleeping. True. On average Americans spend 9-10 hours sitting every day, compared to 7½ hours sleeping. Did you know that the heart attack and stroke risk involves …

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