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Inflammation is an underlying cause of many diseases

Inflammation is an underlying cause of many diseases. It is basically the bodies’ reaction to something that’s not supposed to be there. It is the result of your immune system perceiving a threat which is a good thing, on a temporary basis but a bad thing when prolonged. When inflammation becomes chronic, it “becomes a foe instead of a friend”. Chronic inflammation is linked to rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, heart disease, dementia, type 2 diabetes, cancer, joint pain, and more.
So how can we avoid inflammation? Read on for some suggestions from Dr. Keenan Walker, Ph.D.

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Know what symptums of a Stroke look like!

Mr. Pedometer, recently someone I know died from a stroke because those around him did not know what was happening. Can you please remind us of what symptoms to watch for?

I am sorry for the outcome for your friend.  Here is the easy-to-remember F.A.S.T. acronym to recognize and react if you or someone near you is experiencing a stroke:

F = Face: Drooping?
A = Arm: Weak?
S = Speech: Difficulty?
T = Time to call 911 if the above symptoms are observed, even briefly!

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Stanford Meta Study

Use of pedometer trackers increases step count. See excerpts from the 2007 Stanford University Meta-Study below.

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