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28 Mar 2020

Joint pain can severely limit what activities you can do on a daily basis. It can disrupt your lifestyle or cause discomfort at every moment. Fortunately, you don't have to let joint pain dictate how you live. Here are five ways that can offer relief to joint pain:   Manage Your Weight Weight plays a major role in your joint pain's intensity, frequency, and how effective other relief programs or methods are in treating said pain. Those extra pounds put more pressure on your joints, specifically the knees, hips, and…

04 Feb 2020

Pinched nerves are incredibly common injuries. Once a nerve is pinched, you may experience, burning, numbness, pain, or itching throughout the nerve. The symptoms can range in intensity from mild irritation to excruciating pain.   The good news is that much of the pain from pinched nerves can be relieved with rest, icing the area, and taking an over-the-counter NSAID (a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug) like Ibruprofen, Aspirin, or Naproxen. However, if pain persists, you may benefit from physical therapy. The Cause of Pinched Nerves Nerves can become pinched when a…

20 Jan 2020

Image Source: Envato When you have back problems, they can impact your life in a variety of ways. The discomfort and lack of normal function can impact your performance at work. You may not be able to participate in recreational activities you enjoy. But a bad back can also impact your overall health. Here are five ways that poor function and back pain can have a negative impact on your health. Respiration & Lung Health Back pain and lack of flexibility can also affect lung function. Trying to avoid discomfort…

06 Jun 2019

Image   Arthritis is a physical condition that affects individuals of all ages. Arthritis causes bone or joint deformity, damages the cartilage in the joints, and comes in different ways. Some of the diseases people suffer from, such as fibromyalgia, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis, among others are just forms of arthritis. The condition causes tenderness, stiffness, and pain in the joints.   Marijuana has become the next significant invention in the medical world with its health benefits. These benefits extend to the treatment of arthritis. If suffering from this…

19 Jan 2019

  Image Source: https://unsplash.com/photos/mwlQKzFvILU   Whether it begins with a sharp pain in the kneecap or a dull ache in the lower back, a sports-related injury can have wide-reaching consequences. According to a study by the US Department of Health and Human Sciences, there are 8.6 million sports and recreational injuries per year, with strains and sprains representing the most commonly reported.   While preventative measures such as resistance training can reduce the risk of a sports-related injury, sports braces can also be hugely beneficial. They not only reduce pain…

10 Jan 2019

Health and fitness has over the past few years become a huge trend.   Especially weight training, and the public are becoming more aware that weight training has a reliable effect on muscular development.   However, weight training does not solely have an impact on muscle growth and strength.   Here are three positive effects of weight training you may not know about:   1. Weight training improves coordination A study looking at the effects of the quadricep extension weight training exercise found that although there was increase in strength…

10 Jan 2019

Back pain is an all too familiar issue, with even more common causes. From picking up your children the wrong way to taking a small fall down the stairs, it doesn't take much to put your back out and cause straining of your muscles.   Especially if it is back pain, you're suffering from it can be hard to identify precisely where it is coming from. Even your doctor might have trouble diagnosing it correctly, which could prolong the treatment for weeks. Let's take a look at what the Psoas…

17 Nov 2018

  While there is no quick fix for everything that ails you, there are simple strategies you can apply to your life that will boost your overall health — from head to toe and from body to soul. Simple doesn’t mean easy, of course — it just means these tips aren’t complicated. So, if you have to desire to improve your everyday health, this is the perfect place to start.   Carry a Water Bottle   Are you drinking enough water? Probably not. Investing in a nice, portable water bottle…

01 Nov 2018

Forward head posture, rounded shoulders, and a hunched back are just some of the many problems we increasingly face on a daily basis.  These can result in shoulder pain, lower back pain, neck pain, and more.  I personally went through this journey after years of bad posture from improper driving positions, constantly looking down at my iPhone to text, write emails, work in my programs, and surf the web, as well as jutting my head forward while working on my computer.  It finally came to a point where I was…

15 Apr 2018

  It’s no secret that staying physically fit holds many benefits. Working out will make your body leaner and stronger. You’ll have more energy to go about your daily tasks, and you won’t feel nearly as tired at the end of the day. Regular exercise also does wonders for your self-esteem. Watching your hard work pay off can be extremely encouraging. You’ll begin to feel like you are capable of achieving anything you set your mind to. However, like with anything in life, you need to learn that there is…

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