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Are 5-Star reviews good for our health?

The 5-star review. Have you ever been told that when giving reviews that only 5 stars matter? That in order for the person or institution that you are reviewing to get anything, but 5 stars is meaningless at best and potentially detrimental their careers or business. In this case, the study found that telemedicine doctors got better reviews when they provided unnecessary antibiotics to their patients. 

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Memories of skiing in the powder

Reading the Powder Magazine story, referenced below about skiing in the powder reminded me of the lengths that friends and I would go through to get the first tracks down the mountain. The feelings those untracked runs generated and the sheer addiction that we all had for gliding through the snow. There is a reason that those of us who have skied in the powder, still remember those top few days skiing down the mountain in silence with the snow flying into our faces and over our heads. 

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Age appropriate exercise, living in the moment and having fun

Even those of us, in the fitness industry and who are staying in shape, get injured or do questionable physical things.  Things that we may advise a client to avoid. Two years ago, while visiting friends and traveling with my daughter in Norway, I decided that it would be fun to take a ride down the Olympic bobsled course. So I convinced the father of my daughter’s friend to join me on this adventure. 

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The "Magic Pill": Regular exercise, sleep and a balanced diet

For older individuals who are apparently healthy and do not have cardiovascular disease, dementia or a major physical disability, taking a daily low-dose aspirin may be detrimental(referenced below). If you are otherwise healthy and are taking a daily low dose of aspirin the results of this current research imply that you should speak to your doctor regarding its necessity.

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Naomi Osaka Won, Serena Williams Lost and the fans during the awards ceremony were rude

Whether or not Serena was being coached or not from the stands, she lost and Naomi Osaka won. Serena, one of the greatest champions in the sport was unquestionably beaten by her opponent. The fact that the referee made some controversial calls are part of the sport and Serena let these calls get the best of her emotions and subsequently, she lost.

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Exercise, health and the environment

Through my doctoral research on champion athletes, I discovered that the environment played a key role in their ability to win at the highest level of a sport. If your goal is to have a long and healthy and active life and reach the highest level of living, the environment is also a critical component to your success.

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Staying competitive and participating in sport as you age

In his recent article titled; How Tiger Woods has played himself into a corner, ESPN sportswriter Bob Harig brings up a simple, yet powerful question that every athlete or participant in sport needs to ponder and answer. "How do you balance the need to prepare with the need to rest and recuperate?"

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