June 15, 2021

Lonnie Listonsmith

Experienced Health Expert

Day: May 10, 2021

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Indy’s mini-marathon may not have been in person this year but a few honorary participants were able to take the traditional route.

INDIANAPOLIS — In years prior, tens of thousands of runners descended upon Indianapolis and took over Circle City while competing in the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon. This year the event went virtual due to the pandemic, but there were a few honorary participants taking on the traditional route of the Indy Mini.  

“The OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon is so important to this community, so we just thought: ‘Could there be some inspirational pacesetters to run the marathon on

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Autoimmune diseases develop from a dysfunction of the immune system, where it mistakenly attacks your body.

While some affect specific organs, such as type 1 diabetes, which affects the pancreas, others – like lupus – affect the whole body.

Symptoms vary according to the condition but can include fatigue, rashes and achy joints.

The exact causes remain a mystery, although scientists have several theories.

Genetics plays a part, as does our environment – low vitamin D levels have been shown to be a risk factor for multiple sclerosis.

Certain infections, such as glandular fever, can also trigger an immune response

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The pandemic changed our relationship with health and nutrition in ways we had never imagined. For the first time in modern history, words like “wellness” and “immunity” determined life and death. Suddenly, many were reading up on ways to boost overall health. While waiting for a solution to a worldwide pandemic, we zoned in on enhancing mental, spiritual and physical health. Subsequently, hero ingredients, super foods, immune boosting vitamins and power oxidants had become essentials to a life

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Rockstars, movie stars and politicians came together for a vaccine-themed concert and fundraiser set to air Saturday night — an affair that signals a unique and surreal moment in the pandemic.

“Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the Word” will celebrate COVID-19 vaccines and feature President Joe Biden urging Americans to take them. It also aims to persuade world leaders and corporations to make COVID-19 vaccines available worldwide. 

The event was filmed in Southern California — one of the largest concert gatherings there since the beginning pandemic, a sign of the state’s success in beating back the virus with vaccines

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As health care workers continue to fight on the frontlines, Crocs is making sure they do it in comfort and style with a giveaway during National Nurses Week. 

Beginning Monday, Crocs will give away 10,000 free pairs of shoes a day for five days to health care workers for their “Free Pair for Healthcare” program. Through May 14, they will be able to request a pair starting at noon ET up until the day’s free pair allotment has been fulfilled. 

“We are thrilled to bring back our ‘Free Pair for Healthcare’ program and celebrate our frontline healthcare heroes

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While fitness can be valuable for building physical strength and endurance—it’s also a phenomenal tool for mental health, as well. In fact, in our classes at Good Move—a dance and mindful fitness studio for movers of all levels, genders, races, shapes and sizes—we’re all about finding joy, freedom, and empowerment through movement.

One of our favorite exercises for connecting with your body is what we call a gentle improvisation routine. This is a type of mindful workout that allows you to drop into your body, and explore what type of movement feels great for you. Below, you can follow

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