7 Ways to Boost Your Immune System
As the COVID-19 pandemic numbers continues to rise, many of my friends and family have asked me how to increase their immunity and defense system against this virus. In addition to following the public health recommendations of social distancing, self-isolation and other mitigation strategies, there are some things you can do to help boost your immunity.
It is extremely important, now more than ever, to maximize your health and body’s ability to fight off infection in order to recover from COVID-19 if you are exposed to this pathogen.
Stuck at Home: Try this Indoor Workout
Many of us have concerns about contracting the new coronavirus disease, COVID-19, and therefore are avoiding places and practicing “social distancing.” Working out is often a great way to manage stress and a good way to optimize your immune systems.
7 Truths about Hand Sanitzers
If you’ve visited a pharmacy or convenient store recently, you probably noticed the empty shelves where hand sanitizers normally sit. With the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, it’s not surprising that many people are taking extra steps to stay safe, including stocking up on sanitizing sprays, gels and soaps. But are hand sanitizers the best defense against […]
8 Reasons Why You Need a Physiatrist (Rehabilitation Doctor)
Physiatrists (also known as physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians) specialize in non-surgical care for conditions – particularly neuromuscular (nerve, muscle, and bone) disorders – that cause pain and impair normal, everyday functions.
Being in Love is Good for You
Some benefits of having “love” in your life include: Life span Marriage offers the ultimate health benefit: a longer life While scientists don’t know exactly how love works to shore up immunity, studies show that people in loving relationships report fewer colds and flus than those who are single Married people have longer average life […]
Why Does my Neck Hurt?
We are increasingly spending time hunched forward and leaning over our phones and laptops for hours without breaks. This hunched or kyphotic posture increases the load on the neck up to several times more than in an erect posture. In a fast-paced world, driven by technology, upper crossed syndrome is becoming a major problem for […]
Can Exercise Improve Your Golf Game
With the 2019 season coming to an end, it may be time to start getting in shape for next season. I personally have struggled with lower back and sacroiliac joint pain as a result of playing golf. I have found that staying in shape and maintaining flexibility have helped curb some of these injuries. Here […]
Acu-What? Acupuncture and Acupressure 101
Have you ever wondered what the big fuss is regarding acupuncture? It is time to learn the basics. Let’s start with some background information on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). What is Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)? TCM grew from Confucianism and Daoist philosophies, and it continues to thrive in China to this day. Ancient TCM treatments […]
Soaking Up the Sun: Tips to Protect Yourself
Did you know? The skin is the largest organ in the body! Probably one of the easiest ways to prevent millions of cases of cancer each year is sunscreen! Staying out of the sun is the best way to avoid sun damage, but most of us go outdoors regularly. So when you go outside, take […]
Protect Yourself: How to Increase your HDL Cholesterol
High-density lipoprotein (HDL) is often referred to as the “good” cholesterol. Having high HDL levels helps transport cholesterol from your arteries to your liver, where it can be used or excreted. In addition increased levels of HDL have both and antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefit. When it comes to cholesterol, it’s mostly about the numbers. While genetics definitely […]