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HealthWise at 5 From 7.7

  • Colossal Colon

It's called the 'Colossal Colon' and it's full of twists and turns, and gives a view of inside the colon that is usually only seen during Colonoscopy. The giant-sized colon is on a nationwide tour sponsored by the Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation. The colon replica is big enough to crawl through, but also features viewing windows. On the inside, you can see healthy colon tissue, as well as polyps, Crohn's Disease, and stages of colon cancer.

  • Enough Exercise

Recent conflicting reports on how much exercise people should do may have discouraged some from even starting. The Mayo Clinic has some suggestions to get you moving. They say that 30 to 60 minutes of activity can help your body, and the time can be broken up during the day. For instance, a brisk 15 minute walk plus some housecleaning could fill up the exercise time. Adjust activity as your time and goals change. If you haven't been too active lately, talk to your doctor first. Otherwise, make a plan to fit in some healthy activity into your day. For more information (click here).

  • Massage Background

If you need a massage, one way to be confident you're in the hands of someone who knows what they're doing is to make sure they have national certification. The National Certification Board for Therapeutic massage and bodywork says that a professional massage therapist will take your medical history and ask questions about the reason for your massage. Additionally, count yourself out of a massage if you have a fever, acute pneumonia or severe high blood pressure.  For more information (click here).

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