Arthritis of the Knee Arthritis is inflammation of one or more of your joints. Pain, swelling, and stiffness are the primary symptoms of arthritis. Any joint in the body may be affected by the disease, but it is particularly common in the knee. Knee arthritis can make it hard to do many everyday activities, […]
Brown Fat, Brown Adipose Tissue: What It Is & What It Means
Brown Fat Brown fat (brown adipose tissue) is a type of body fat that regulates your body temperature in cold conditions. Brown fat activates right before you start to shiver. Brown fat also burns calories and stores energy. You have a small percentage of brown fat in your body compared to white fat. What is […]
The Science Behind Cold Water Immersion Therapies
Can immersing yourself in cold be beneficial to your health? Cold water therapy, or cold immersion, is what it sounds like: immersing yourself in cold water so that your body temperature drops. Examples of cold immersion include: Cold showers or baths Ice baths (immersion in water between 50 and 60 °F) Cold pools or lakes […]
Fix Your Knees: The Truth About Knee Health
*Disclaimer: Consult your physician/PT before engaging in any exercises mentioned below. Over 100 million Americans have experienced some form of knee pain, and over 1 in 4 American adults suffer from chronic knee pain. If there was a simple way to prevent knee pain you would do it, right? Good news: there just might be. […]
Abs Are Made in the Kitchen
If you’re looking to get a six pack, switching up your diet is essential. Certain foods can boost metabolism, enhance fat burning, and keep you feeling full between meals. Meanwhile, others contribute little more than extra calories and sugar, increasing your risk of weight gain and excess body fat. How to eat for defined abs […]
How to Make (and Keep) a New Year’s Resolution
Are you making a resolution in the new year? Warning: More than half of all resolutions fail, but this year, they don’t have to be yours. Here’s how to identify the right resolution to improve your life, create a plan on how to reach it, and become part of the small group of people that […]
Self-Esteem and Self-Compassion
One of the biggest internal struggles we face is: no matter how hard we try, no matter how successful we are, no matter how good a parent, worker, or spouse we are – it’s never enough. There is always someone richer, thinner, smarter, or more powerful, someone that makes us feel small in comparison.
7 Ways to Lower Your Blood Pressure
By making these lifestyle changes, you can lower your blood pressure and reduce your risk of heart disease.
If you’ve been diagnosed with high blood pressure, you might be worried about taking medication to bring your numbers down.
Lifestyle plays an important role in treating your high blood pressure. If you successfully control your blood pressure with a healthy lifestyle, you might avoid, delay or reduce the need for medication.
Here are 7 lifestyle changes you can make to lower your blood pressure and keep it down.
Which Is Better: Treadmill or Elliptical?
With regards to which one is better, there really isn’t a simple answer. It depends on your workout goals, physical health, and other factors. Both types of machines have their pros and cons when it comes to working out.
The Link Between Weight and Back Pain
We often talk about obesity and weight loss in relation to diabetes and heart disease. But did you know, that losing weight can help resolve or prevent back pain. If you suffer from back pain, you know how frustrating and limiting it can be. What you may not know is that there is a link between back pain and your weight.