Is Laser Hair Reduction Right For You? Get the Scoop on This Popular Treatment

Smooth legsIf you’re sick of shaving, waxing, tweezing and the inevitable bumps, irritation and redness that follow, then laser hair reduction could be the solution you’re looking for to deal with unwanted hair. Bonus – this popular treatment can permanently reduce …

Celebrate 50 Like These Spunky Ladies | Get a Colonoscopy

What’s the best gift you can give yourself at 50?

A colonoscopy, of course!

This life-saving screening is recommended for anyone over 50, and those with risk factors or family history earlier. See why these ladies feel that a colonoscopy …

A Dietitian’s Tips for Long-Lasting Fullness

Black bean soupYou might have heard fiber is good for lowering cholesterol. Although your heart will thank you for including it, you’re not likely to notice a big difference from one day to the next if you start upping the roughage.

Here’s …

Reduce Stress Daily With These 5 Simple Mindfulness Techniques

MindfulStress comes in many forms and on many levels. On a daily basis, small stressors and worries can keep us from living a happy and relaxed life. Not only that, stress is also a contributor to heart disease and other …

Training for Hunting, Training for Life: Todd’s Sports Advantage Story

Todd before and afterWhen most people think of time at the lake, they picture relaxation: lying out on a tube, maybe a book in one hand and a cold beverage in the other. But, for Todd Benson, time at the lake this summer …

Prevent an ACL Tear with These 4 Tips

ACL TearWhen you’ve torn your anterior cruciate ligament – one of the major ligaments in the knee – you’ve torn your ACL. While some may describe the pain as excruciating and accompanied by a loud popping noise, others could tell you …

A Case for Colonoscopies | Protect Yourself. Get Checked.

Colonoscopy AppointmentColonoscopies aren’t something people like to talk about, but they should be on the top of your to-do list. They’re the best way to detect colorectal cancer in its early stages when it is most treatable, and they can be …

5 Ways to Keep Your Brain Healthy (and Prevent Dementia)

Brain healthThere is no magic wand to guarantee you won’t have brain issues down the road. However, there are many lifestyle choices, like being physically active and staying social, which can help to maintain brain health and create a brain span …

Why Your Performance Trainer Wants You to Rest

At Altru’s Sports Advantage powered by EXOS, our training programs are created around four pillars – mindset, nutrition, movement and recovery. In this post, we’ll be focusing on the significance of recovery, which provides essential regeneration of muscles, allowing the …

Hitting the Books After Hitting Your Head | How to Go Back to Class After a Concussion

concussionYou might remember a commercial from a few years ago featuring a football player laying on the field after a hard tackle. He tells his coach, “I’m fine.” But when the coach asks him what his name is, the player …