If getting more exercise isn’t one of your new year’s resolutions, it should be. Minimal amounts of exercise have been shown to improve mood, increase circulation and reduce stress, which all can reduce pain. So even if you are not trying to lose weight, doing something physical each week is going ...
December 24, 2016admin
They say that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” When it comes to reducing your neck pain, finding the best sleep position and a pillow that compliments your sleep style is a great place to start. Simple changes in the way you sleep can greatly reduce neck stiffness, ...
December 21, 2016admin
Joint pain: it throbs, aches, and hurts. It may make you think twice about everyday tasks and pleasures like going for a brisk walk, lifting grocery bags, or playing your favorite sport. Sharp reminders of your limitations arrive thick and fast, practically every time you move. What causes joint pain? The culprits ...
December 19, 2016admin
Low fat, low carb, or Mediterranean: which diet is right for you? Losing weight sometimes takes experimentation. If you give a diet your best shot and it doesn’t work long term, maybe it wasn’t the right one for you, your metabolism, or your situation. Genes, family, your environment—even your friends—influence how, ...
December 13, 2016admin
To eat well, you need to combine nutritional science, a jolt of common sense, and pure enjoyment. Most of us know that fresh salad, berries, and slowing down when eating are better for us than wolfing down energy bars and sweets. But how to make that leap from our current ...
December 10, 2016admin
Exercising your feet on a regular basis not only improves overall foot health, but may also reduce your risk for injury. Walking is the best overall foot exercise. When you walk, you put your foot through its full range of motion, from the time your heel hits the ground until ...
December 7, 2016admin
If you’ve never lifted weights in your life — and many people haven’t — why should you start now? The answer is simple: Muscle tissue, bone density, and strength all dwindle over the years. So, too, does muscle power. These changes open the door to accidents and injuries that can ...
December 4, 2016admin
Humans once spent their nights in relative darkness. No longer. When the sun sets, TVs, computers, mobile devices, and artificial lighting burn on. The May issue of the Harvard Health Letter reports that this aspect of modern life may be great for efficiency, but not for health. At night, light ...
December 1, 2016admin
There is no shortage of angst-inducing news these days: natural disasters, economic woes, political unrest. Add to this backdrop stresses in our personal lives, layoffs, illness, money woes, temper tantrums, and traffic jams, and it is clear that stressful situations are constant and inevitable. Just as serious as the stressors themselves ...
November 28, 2016admin
Weak back and abdominal muscles — due to deconditioning or age — cause or exacerbate many cases of low back pain. That’s why stretching and strengthening both your back and abdominal muscles is important not only for treating low back pain, but also for helping to prevent a recurrence of ...
November 22, 2016admin