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Montana’s Mandatory Chicken Pox Vaccination Takes Effect Oct. 1 [Opinion]

Yesterday I took my daughter to the doctor to get some vaccinations she needed for school. The nurse that checked us in pulled up my kid's records and said, "Oh, she's missing her chicken pox vaccination

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How to Find Useful Health Programs In Montana

Montana is one of the thinnest states in the union, but we're still not one of the healthiest.

In fact, 60 percent of adults in Montana report having at least one chronic condition. Most of these conditions are brought on by obesity, lack of physical activity and tobacco use

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What’s On Tap This Week In Bilings?

Here it is another weekend in the Magic City. 

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5 Benefits of Chiropractic Care
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5 Benefits of Chiropractic Care

I am a big fan of chiropractic health. My first visit to a chiropractor was in the early 2000’s.  I fell on ice at a friend's Christmas party.  I fell -- hard -- on the driveway.

At first, I was more embarrassed than hurt when a crew of guys came into the house and hollered, “Who was doing snow angels in the driveway?”  Everybody laughed, including me, when I admitted it was me falling – not playing in the snow

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Take Care of Your Body Because it is Like the Home in Which You Live

“Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.” – Jim Rohn

The Montana Health & Fitness Expo and the 50+ Expo is this weekend.  This two-day event is free to the public. Yo

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Should You Shower in the Morning or at Night? Or at all?

Let's get this out of the way first. As to the second question of should you shower at all? Um... FOR HEAVENS SAKE YES!!!

But the other question is a little more interesting. Should you shower in when you get up or before you go to bed? It really depends on what's going on

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5 Good Reasons to Set Goals
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5 Good Reasons to Set Goals

It’s been said that nobody ever accomplished anything worth accomplishing without first setting a goal. Goal-setting has been a valuable tool for everybody from billionaire businessmen to All-Star athletes. Heck, goal-setting even helped put men on the moon.

Surely a little goal-setting can help me with some of my health objectives. I’m going to start small:  walk for 30 minutes, three times a week. I tried to just find time to accomplish this but I wasn’t successful.  It occurred to me to approach this task as I would a project at work. I would set a goal and make a plan. 

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Best Research Ever Finds Kissing Is Good for Your Health

Get out the mistletoe, stat!

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Farmers Market is Back in Billings

There are two very important projects going on in downtown Billings right around the Skypoint area this summer.

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Walking and Texting Is As Dangerous (To You) As Driving and Texting

As influential as Oprah Winfrey's "Don't Drive and Text" campaign has been over the years an important facet of the dangers of texting while in motion has been completely ignored...

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The “Spartacus” Workout Kicked My Butt

If you've been reading my blog then you know I've been on a workout routine for the last month and a half now. When I started I was 242 lbs. and now I'm 225. Problem is that it seems like I've been at 225 lbs

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If You Work Out Less You Get Stronger Faster

I know it seems counter-intuitive but I've found that more days between workouts is more effective than working out the same muscle group every other or even every third day. Our company provides us with memberships to Billings Athletic Club and I've been taking advantage.

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