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Pain is something we may experience every day in one form or another. It’s a part of life, and yet our experience of it can lead to catastrophic changes in our physical, mental, and emotional health. It’s why we go to the doctor, take pain relievers, and seek holistic treatments like massage and acupuncture. What is Pain? And what is a normal amount of pain to experience on a day-to-day basis? Here, we’ll discuss the difference between acute and chronic pain, and how to...
Posted on 2021-10-13
No matter what our age or where we are going, everyone seems to have a lot of stuff to haul around. Whether you have a little one going off to school, are making your way to school or work, or are heading out on a single day or multi-day trek, a backpack is often the carrying mode of choice. The body’s strong back, abdominals, and legs take the load of transporting items when you use a good backpack rather than leaving that load up to the weaker arms and shoulders, such as when carrying a ...
Posted on 2021-09-03
We all know that moving our bodies and burning calories is good for us. From cardiovascular benefits, to decreasing the chances of becoming diabetic or obese, to even reducing stress and improving our microbiome and gut, movement vital to our all-around health. But what is the difference between physical activity versus exercise? Physical activity, as you may expect, encompasses a broad array of actions, such as work tasks, house chores, and games. A national public health report defined physi...
Posted on 2021-08-18
Although many do not consider gardening a formidable activity, the reality is that it can result in as many injuries as a number of sports.  The most common gardening injuries include: -Neck Pain -Shoulder Tendonitis -Low Back Pain -Lateral Epicondylitis -Carpal Tunnel Syndrom -de Quervain's Tenosynovitis of the Thumb -Pre-patellar bursitis A main contributor to gardening injuries is inadequately warming up, stretching or preparing for the task at hand. In addition, repetitive ...
Posted on 2021-07-21
Are You at Greater Risk for Ankle Sprain? Ankle sprains are common among active individuals, especially athletes who play sports such as basketball or soccer. However, jogging, running, cheerleading, and gymnastics are linked to ankle sprains as well. This is because activities that require rapid acceleration and deceleration, quick direction changes, and precise movements can cause ankle sprains to occur. Although there are many ways you can sprain an ankle, balance training has been shown ...
Posted on 2021-06-23
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