Infographic: Warning Signs for Sleep Apnea

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Source: American Academy of Sleep Medicine

Exercise Eases Low Back Pain

Exercise may reduce your risk of low back pain, Australian researchers report.

They reviewed 23 studies that included nearly 31,000 people and found that exercise, alone or with education, can prevent back pain.

Specifically, exercise and education reduced the risk of a low back pain episode by 45 percent, and exercise alone reduced the risk of a low back pain episode by 35 percent and the risk of time off work due to back pain by 78 percent.

The benefits of exercise and education were reduced after one year, while the benefits of exercise alone disappeared after one year.

“This finding raises the important issue that, for exercise to remain protective against future (low back pain), it is likely that ongoing exercise is required,” Daniel Steffens, University of Sydney, Australia, and co-authors wrote.

They found no evidence that education alone, back belts or shoe inserts lowered the risk of back pain.

The study was published online in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine.

Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Baked Eggs Extraordinaire

Ingredients

4 eggs
2 tbsp canola oil
2 small onions, diced
4 cloves garlic (chopped)
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
4 medium tomatoes, diced
1/2 tsp oregano
dash of pepper
2 tbsp fresh chopped dill
2 tbsp fresh chopped parsley
1 cup crumbled light Feta cheese

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F (220°C).
  2. In a medium saucepan, heat the oil on medium heat. Add the onion and saute until tender, about 5-7 minutes.
  3. Add the garlic and red pepper flakes and saute until fragrant, about a minute.
  4. Add the tomato, oregano and pepper and simmer until the sauce thickens, about 5-10 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat and mix in the fresh herbs and Feta cheese. Place mixture in an 8 x 8-inch baking dish. Indent four areas of the dish with a spoon and crack the eggs into the indentations. Bake in preheated oven until the sauce is bubbly and the eggs have just set, about 12-15 minutes.

Makes 4 servings.

Source: Manitoba Egg Farmers

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