Eat less, move more. That is the weight loss mantra, the key to success, the secret to the obesity riddle that has left too many people unhealthy and uncomfortable for far too long. The problem is that diet and exercise aren’t that simple to figure out individually; and they tend to become really complicated when
Sitting for long periods of time in our daily lives has lead to a shortening of our hip flexor muscles over time. Even athletes who do not spend much of their day sitting can have trouble with their lower back if they perform an exercise incorrectly over time or overwork certain areas of their body.
If your mother is constantly telling you to stand up straight, if you find yourself with shoulder pain after a long day at work, or if you notice you are developing a hunchback, chances are you have Upper Crossed Syndrome (UCS). UCS is actually a muscle imbalance in the head and shoulders that is often
Running is a great way to improve your health and stay in shape. Unfortunately, there are several types of sports injuries frequently associated with running. The following are 4 common running injuries and the best ways to treat them. Shin Splints Nearly every runner has experienced inflammation and pain in the tendons and muscles
It’s easy to get into a rut or hit a plateau when you do the same exercise routine repeatedly. According to Women’s Health every time you complete the same routine your body becomes more adept at handling the stress. This ultimately means you’ll start burning fewer calories. There are several things you can do
Many people plug away at various workouts for an hour or more each day, several days a week, with minimal results. Exercising at a steady rate simply won’t achieve the same results as interval training. While interval training has been around for several years it has recently garnered a lot of attention as a way
In most areas of the body, bone is surrounded by muscles and tendons that allow that part of the body to move. The shoulder is different. It is actually made up of three bones – the humerus or arm bone, the scapula or shoulder blade, and the clavicle or collarbone. Rather than being “wrapped” in
Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis. In fact, over 65 million people in the US have osteoarthritis to some degree. Arthritis is characterized by progressive wearing away of the cartilage in a joint. This wear and tear over time leads to bone spurs, poor tissue strength, inflammation, pain, weakness of surrounding muscles and poor joint movement.
Stress is nothing more than our reaction to a provocation that upsets our physical and/or mental equilibrium. Accordingly, stress is a ubiquitous part of everyday life. Nevertheless, when we are faced with stress, our “fight or flight” response can be triggered; this causes the production of hormones including adrenaline and cortisol to increase and rush
Many folks beginning an exercise or physical therapy regimen are given a specific set of exercises, but these instructions don’t always come with proper guidance on the stretching that should accompany the program. To ensure that you can either avoid – or avoid exacerbating – injuries, here’s a comprehensive guide to different types of stretching and their benefits.