Healthy Living

Can Smart Phones Be Bad for Your Joints?

2017-07-14T14:46:25+00:00June 20th, 2016|Healthy Living, Spine|

Neck, back and joints in the hand can be at risk for pain and injury  Smartphones are an essential part of the new world that we live in. They help boost productivity and enable us to stay connected. On the flip side, excessive use of smartphones can cause a variety of problems. Neck pain, back [...]

Learn to Walk or Run Properly

2017-07-19T15:18:28+00:00May 10th, 2016|Exercises, Healthy Living|

Whatever your reason there are a variety of benefits to walking or running  People enjoy walking or running for a number of reasons. For many, it’s a simple form of exercise. For some, it’s about ‘the freedom of the road’ and ‘being one with nature’, while others find it an effective way to decrease stress. [...]

Avoiding Weekend Warrior Injuries

2017-07-19T15:40:47+00:00May 8th, 2016|Healthy Living, Injuries|

The body is not designed to go from sedentary to active in weekend   It’s important to be physically active, and avoid injuries at the same time. This is especially important for a ‘weekend warrior’. If you are sedentary, it’s extremely important to plan ahead in order to avoid exercise-related injuries. After all, the human [...]

Less Than 3% of the Public is Considered Healthy. Are You in this Group?

2017-07-19T16:08:54+00:00March 28th, 2016|Healthy Living, Wellness|

Only 2.7 percent of the U.S. adult population achieves all four of some basic behavioral characteristics that researchers say would constitute a “healthy lifestyle” and help protect against cardiovascular disease, a recent study concluded. In this study, researchers from Oregon State University and the University of Mississippi examined how many adults succeed in four general [...]

Injury Prevention and Rapid Recovery Blueprint

2017-07-21T09:57:53+00:00February 1st, 2016|Healthy Living, Injuries, Orthopedics|

Finding a balance between exercise and rest Exercise tends to break down muscle fibers while rest allows muscles to recuperate and emerge stronger. The appropriate amount of exercise, followed by recovery leads to an ongoing cycle of improvement over time. Strength and endurance improve, creating a foundation for long-term health. It doesn’t matter if you [...]

3 Simple Ways to Move More at Work or Home

2017-07-21T10:06:42+00:00January 19th, 2016|Healthy Living|

MOVE! MOVE! MOVE! Did we say MOVE? This should be your mantra for 2016. Just when you were doing great with your daily exercise program, you find out it’s still not enough. Research is showing that you need to keep moving throughout the day. Especially if you sit in an office all day, or flop [...]

Study Shows Benefits of Exercise for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Patients

2017-07-21T10:36:57+00:00August 14th, 2015|Healthy Living, Research|

Benefits of exercise extend to Alzheimer's and Dementia patients Another study showing the positive benefits of exercise, this time as it relates to Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia. This is very important research because as yet, there is no medication that has had a significant impact on this terrible disease. As we are learning with this study, [...]

5 Office Stretches To Reduce Stress & Tension and Keep Your Functioning at Your Best

2022-06-03T00:19:01+00:00January 16th, 2015|Exercises, Healthy Living|

Research is showing that a sedentary lifestyle carries significant health risks.  Anyone who works in an office or is tied to their desk all day will often complain about stiffness and pain.  It is not always possible for workers to take time out for a brisk walk during the day to stretch their muscles and [...]

5 Minutes in the Morning Can Make a Big Difference for the Rest of the Day

2017-07-21T16:19:25+00:00February 11th, 2014|Healthy Living|

Not a morning person?  Don’t worry, many people aren’t.  Taking just a few minutes before jumping into action can make a big difference and set the tone for the rest of the day. Here are few suggestions to get your day off on the right foot. Let your eyes adjust Don’t just roll out of [...]

Consider Planks for Low Back Pain

2017-07-21T16:34:35+00:00December 4th, 2013|Healthy Living, Spine|

Back pain is one of the top reasons for a visit to a health care professional. In fact, almost all of us will experience back pain at some point in our lives. The good news is that only a small portion of the population requires surgery to correct the problem. One way to help prevent lower [...]