• What Is an MRI?
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    What Is an MRI?

    MRI stands for magnetic resonance imaging. It is a diagnostic imaging technique that allows your doctor to look inside your body to diagnose disease and evaluate the effectiveness of treatment. There are benefits and drawbacks to an MRI. Magnetic resonance imaging does not expose you to radiation the way a CT scan or x-ray would. On the other hand, while an x-rays or CT can produce an image of your bones, an MRI only visualizes soft tissues in your body. What Happens During an MRI Scan? Usually, an MRI requires you to lie on a table that slides into a cylindrical machine that performs the scan. However, some people experience…

  • The Science Of Calorie Counting
    Cardiovascular Fitness And Health

    The Science Of Calorie Counting

    People have a tremendously difficult time understanding why they are not losing weight even though they are sure they are “only eating X calories”. They swear up and down that they are counting accurately, and then the truth comes out. They are guessing at portion sizes, they are not weighing things, they are using generic brands, etc. Unfortunately, we often see what we want to believe, so you must assume that every estimation you make will be too low, even if you try to overestimate. The only fix for this is to be as precise as possible. image source This level of precision is not necessary for everyone. If you…