July 11, 2015

Lumbar spinal stenosis is a condition where the openings in your spine narrow creating less space for the nerves to pass through, putting pressure on that nerve and resulting in pain, tingling or numbness. Often times the pain radiates away through the impacted nerve a...

July 1, 2015

Studies show that once you injure a certain body part you have a higher chance of re-injuring it down the road, even if you have managed to overcome your issue with surgery or therapy. This is partly due to people returning to whatever activity led to the original prob...

June 22, 2015

Some people have big muscles from weigh lifting at the gym, but during a bike ride get winded quickly. Others run marathons but are not of much help moving a couch. Either one of those types might also lack the flexibility needed to carry out life's other activities an...

June 12, 2015

Cycling is a great form of cardio as it gets your heart pumping but is easy on the joints. If you are a regular cyclist you should be aware of which body parts are working, which aren't, and which you need to strengthen and stretch to improve performance. 

 

Regardless o...

June 5, 2015

Gardening is a great way to be active and work your joints and muscles, but if done improperly can lead to injury. The first thing to be aware of is your overall level of physical activity. If you spend most of your days sitting in an office chair you don't want to the...

May 30, 2015

Your shoes are an important component of your physical health. The average person takes thousands of steps a day, and if you exercise that can mean thousands more. How you cushion and support your feet for that daily grind has many health benefits.

 

Good shoes serve two...

May 17, 2015

Any bag carried regularly, be it a purse or a briefcase, will impact your posture and your physical health. Even if its not a heavy bag the constant pressure on your body probably impacts you in ways you didn't realize. 

 

This is especially true for women who carry...

May 10, 2015

Pattern overload is the overuse of certain muscles by performing the same motion repetitively, usually in a manner that isolates some body parts while neglecting others. Its common among athletes who perform the same movements often (like a pitcher throwing a baseball)...

May 1, 2015

Osteopenia and its more severe cousin osteoporosis result from a thinning of your bones as you get older. Although you might not feel any immediate side-effects both put you at greater risk of bone fractures from accidents and falls, which as we've discussed before can...

April 25, 2015

You probably recognize the image above, as its the food pyramid from our government's recommended health guidelines for decades. If you look closely you see that carbs are supposed to account for most of the food that you eat. Kind of odd isn't it? Especially since eve...

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