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Kegel Your Way to Better Health

An inability to control urine flow when you age can be a socially embarrassing problem that can be managed. Stress incontinence or the loss of urine when you cough, sneeze, laugh, or jump is a result of the weakening of your pelvic floor muscles – part of your core.  A plan of action that you […]

Community focused radio

THANK YOU FOR TELLING Many about CGR(Community Growth Radio)Northwest Audio Information Service, which does help the community in MANY ways as always mentioned… As many as you know what it does and which is online (free)7/24/365 via streaming unlike other services no application is needed from a doctor to listen but many services do..and a […]

Glaucoma in Cats

While common in people and dogs, glaucoma is rare in cats, but can ultimately lead to blindness. However, an early diagnosis coupled with the proper treatment affords concerned owners a fighting chance at saving their favorite feline friends’ purr-ecious sight.   What then, IS glaucoma?   Glaucoma is a painful disorder that occurs as a […]

Are You Exercising Too Much?

Many exercisers make the mistake of working out so hard that when they are finished, they are completely exhausted. They may go home or take a nap. Some may reduce their overall activity for the day so that by the end of the day, they may have actually expended less energy than they would have […]

Fit For a Thanksgiving Feast

Halloween candy wrappings are still scattered around the house and already, Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Holiday feasts in the USA often involve an all-out gorge with everyone retreating to the couch after dinner feeling bloated and about to burst. It’s enough to challenge the willpower of even the most-disciplined, fitness enthusiast. The good […]

Cardiomyopathy in Cats

Cardiomyopathy, simply put, refers to a “disease of the heart muscle,” specifically the myocardium. It’s a condition caused by a structural abnormality in one or more of the four chambers of the heart, most commonly the left ventricle. The muscle involved becomes too thick, either scars and stiffens or weakens, thereby impairing the heart’s ability […]

Thankful For Your Health

As we approach Thanksgiving and the holiday season, we tend to reflect on the people and things we are thankful for. Developing a gratitude mindset is so critical to our overall health, and the one thing we’ve learned over the last 20 months, is the importance of our health.    Our bodies are beautiful, impressive creations […]

Mind Tricks to Improve Your Health

We’ve all probably had to struggle through a workout or play mind games to get to the finish line of a challenging physical event or race. Recent research indicates that the more we distract ourselves during our workouts, our perceived effort goes down and performance goes up.  Here’s some mind tricks that you can use whenever […]

Fancy More Fun Feline Facts?

Facts, fun and fanciful, some purr-haps familiar, others new – for the feline fancier in all of you: Genetically, if somewhat surprisingly, a domestic cat is 95.6% tiger! Although humans have 206 bones in our bodies, cats have, on average, 244 in theirs. The number ranges between 230 and 250 depending on the length of […]

Strength Training During Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer changes your life. Once treatment ends, you want to get your life back and put cancer behind you, but you are still having to navigate many of the side effects of caner and the treatment protocols.  A woman may be experiencing pain, tightness, reduced range of motion, muscle loss, weakness, and postural deviations […]

Managing Menopause For Your Health

Hot flashes, insomnia, weight gain, bone loss, muscle loss, fatigue, emotional swings…Menopause can really take a toll on a woman’s health. The average age of menopause, the cessation of the menstrual cycle for one year, is 51 years old but the entire process can take up to 20 years for some women. When striving for […]

Terrific and Safe Toys for Senior Cats

Although your senior cat may now spend more time lounging and less time playing, she still needs activities to keep her both mentally and physically fit. Could YOU be missing her cue that she’s simply waiting for YOU to take the lead? If so, consider the following to help her release her remembered inner kitten. […]

Stretch For Your Health

As we age, our connective tissue becomes more tight and rigid. So, if we’re already tight, this is going to affect our posture, alignment and risk for injury. Add to this the fact that stretching is the most neglected component of fitness and we’ve got a problem. You see, most people either don’t stretch correctly, […]

Fit or Fat

If you’ve been exercising and haven’t lost any weight, do you still experience health benefits? A metanalysis study published in September 2021 in iScience examined hundreds of research studies on weight loss and exercise and this study says YES! If you are an obese individual who exercises, you will lower your chances of dying prematurely […]

Can Cats Lie Down on Cue?

Curious as to whether or not YOUR favorite feline can be taught to lie down on cue? According to pet trainers, it’s, paws down, one of the easiest behaviors a cat can learn. As a matter of fact, the more relaxed YOU are, the more relaxed your kitty will be, thereby affording you the optimum […]

Understand Your Macronutrients!

Food is comprised of Carbohydrates, Protein and Fats, referred to as your macronutrients, and each is critical to your overall health. The key to achieving results, whether it is weight loss, muscle gain, sports conditioning, improved energy or optimal health, is understanding how much of each macronutrient you should be consuming. Personalize Your Nutrition Plan […]

Feline Pancreatitis

Pancreatitis — inflammation of the pancreas – is relatively rare, but recognizing its signs early is essential to any cat’s health. These signs can include lethargy, increased thirst and urination, poor appetite or refusing to eat, dehydration and weight loss. What then, is the pancreas? A small organ tucked between the stomach and intestines, it […]

Excessive Tearing in Cats

Veterinarians usually divide epiphora, or excessive tearing, into two categories — excessive tear production or inadequate tear drainage.   Similar to our own eyes, a cat’s eyes will tear after being exposed to irritants like chemicals and dust, smoke and smog. When the irritant in question either subsides or disappears, so should the cat’s increased […]

Is Kitty Allergic to YOU?

Have you ever observed that your kitty’s allergy symptoms seem to worsen the more time you spend together? Have you ever considered the possibility that she may be allergic to you? While extremely rare, scientists say that cats can indeed be allergic to people, but that our frequent bathing and showering assists in reducing our […]

Ascites in Cats

Ascites (pronounced “a-site-eez”) is the accumulation of fluid in a cat’s abdominal cavity. While a swollen stomach is one of the most obvious signs of ascites, any dramatic shift in a cat’s appetite, weight, body temperature, excremental function or sudden sensitivity during a tummy rub can also be warning signs. And if fluid continues to […]

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