An Early FLU Shot is Better than No Shot At All!
The flu, short for influenza, is a respiratory disease caused by the influenza virus. Some common symptoms are fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, muscle aches and fatigue. The seasonal flu shot is a vaccine taken to protect against the flu every year. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), flu shots […]
Cupping and the Rio Olympics 2016
Cupping therapy is a form of alternative medicine in which cups are placed on the skin to create suction. The cups can be made of a variety of materials, including: Glass Bamboo Earthenware Supporters of cupping therapy believe the suction of the cups mobilizes blood flow to promote the healing of a broad range of […]
Take this Test NOW: Sitting – Rising Test.
No time for exercise? Too busy to eat right? What kind of a toll is it all taking on your health? There’s a simple test you can do just about anywhere that’s been proven to predict how long you’ll live. A doctor in Brazil invented the Sitting and Rising Test or SRT, and he’s proven […]
Some Pain is Good Pain.
Difference Between Good and Bad Pain Some discomfort is part of athletic activities and is often part of a successful training program. For muscle strength to increase, muscles must experience an increase in stress and this stress is usually perceived as the “burn” in muscle during activity. This mild burn is what we call good […]
Exercise as You Age – Happy New Year!.
Exercise as You Age With 2016 around the corner, an active lifestyle is more important than ever. Regular exercise can help boost energy, maintain your independence, and manage symptoms of illness or pain. Exercise can even reverse some of the symptoms of aging. And not only is exercise good for your body, it’s also good […]
Tips for a Healthy Thanksgiving.
Tips for a Healthy Thanksgiving Thanksgiving comes around once a year, so now is the time to splurge, right? Well….maybe not! Gaining weight during the holiday season has become a national pastime. Year after year, most of us pack on at least a pound (some gain more) during the holidays — and keep the extra […]
Beat the Super Bowl Bulge
Don’t Just Sit and Watch: Beat the Super Bowl Bulge! The Super Bowl is like the Thanksgiving Day of football: It’s filled with friends, family, and, of course, lots and lots and lots of food. On average people consume 1,200 calories during the game (and celebrations around it). This is a day when sitting in […]
4 Core Exercises That Are Better Than Regular Planks
Everyone knows how much I LOVE planks! Planks are great, but most people tend to just dangle in them and remain static, which does not optimize the results. Even when performed correctly, static planks only work one section of your core muscles. Don’t get me wrong, in order to perform the below listed exercises, you […]
Why a Calorie is NOT a Calorie
Myth: Calories are the most important part of the diet It is true that all “calories” have the same amount of energy. 1 calorie (Kcal) = 4184 Joules of energy When it comes to your body, things are NOT THAT SIMPLE! Refined carbohydrates are not good for you This includes added sugars like sucrose and […]
Foot and ankle injuries include the injuries in the leg below the knee and they are common while playing sports such as football, hockey, skating and in athletes. Treatment for some of these conditions may be orthotics, braces, physical therapy, injections or surgery. Common sports injuries include sprains and strains, ankle