October 29, 2014

Benefit’s of Walking

Benefit’s of Walking Although walking may not seem like exercise because we do it every day, it has a vast array of health benefits. This everyday activity that most of us don’t even think about is actually very powerful. Unlike many other exercises, there is no equipment, training or experience necessary. You don’t even need to schlep to the gym if you don’t want to. Outdoors or in, this is as easy as it gets to significantly reduce and prevent certain ailments and increase overall health. You can’t hurt yourself or over-do it so why not start now? Walking positively […]
October 21, 2014

Healthy Fall Foods

Healthy Fall Foods The beginning of the Fall season brings with it a lot of new eating options. However, many of these options may not be healthy for you. Listed below are some fall-friendly foods that not only taste good but are good for you. Whether eaten raw or baked into a dish, apples are a healthy and satisfying option. They are full of antioxidants and contain 4 grams of dietary fiber; just make sure you eat the flavonoid-rich skin too! Brussel sprouts, when made correctly, can taste amazing. They’re packed with tons of vitamin K, folate and iron. Parsnips […]
October 14, 2014

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Now a days teenager texting rates and video game usage are on the rise. With the increase of new technologies such as iphones, video game releases, and laptops for taking notes in class, wrists are constantly moving and buttons are constantly being pushed. In fact, the average American teenager sends at least 60 text messages per day. While these new technologies are a great innovation, there is a major downfall…..teenage carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) rates are on the rise. Carpal tunnel syndrome used to mainly affect individuals in the workplace over the age of 30. However, there […]
October 7, 2014

Second Impact Syndrome

Second Impact Syndrome Second Impact Syndrome is a serious condition that affects people everywhere, especially young athletes. SIS has a high mortality rate and can otherwise cause severe mental disabilities. Therefore, it is important to raise awareness about the dangers of the condition and what steps should be taken to prevent it. SIS occurs when an athlete suffers a concussion and returns to sport too early. Since the brain is more vulnerable after an initial injury, even a minor impact can cause irreversible damage. Even if the athlete does not lose consciousness, they may appear stunned and can collapse within […]
September 30, 2014

The Practice of Yoga is More Beneficial to Your Life Than You Think

The Practice of Yoga is More Beneficial to Your Life Than You Think Yoga has been the movement for creating more flexibility and muscle strain release in the past and will continue to do so in the future. The health benefits however, are under-rated. There are other factors to consider when practicing yoga that does not only improve that split you are trying to get or pain relief you are searching for. There is so much more to it. Digestion improvement is one of them. Aside from eating high-fiber and probiotic-rich foods, yoga can also have a positive effect on […]
September 23, 2014

Help Your Kids Eat Healthy This School Year

Help Your Kids Eat Healthy This School Year This school year, it is important to prepare your child to make healthy eating choices. Unhealthy food and snacks can lead to childhood obesity, which in turn can cause some serious health problems. By giving them a full breakfast, packing quality lunches or snacks, and teaching them how to make the best eating decisions, you can give them the opportunity to grow into confident, healthy adults.   Research has shown that a balanced breakfast can be essential in not only maintaining a child’s weight but also when it comes to improving behavior […]
September 16, 2014

Muscle Cramps: What they are and how to prevent them

Muscle Cramps: What they are and how to prevent them Muscle cramps are extremely common. Almost everyone experiences muscle cramps at some point in their life. Muscles are capable of contracting and relaxing and designed to produce both voluntary and involuntary movements. A muscle cramp is a sudden, involuntary contraction of the muscle that does not relax. Cramps can happen in any type of muscle, but we’ll talk about skeletal muscles, which are muscles that are very elastic and ones we can voluntarily control. There are a variety of causes associated with these spasms. Common causes of muscle cramps include […]
September 9, 2014

The Risks of Wearing Heavy Backpacks

The Risks of Wearing Heavy Backpacks Now that the school season is upon us again, it is crucial for parents to realize the risks of their children carrying heavy backpacks. With the amount of binders, textbooks and school supplies that are loaded into a student’s backpack, it’s likely that the weight is putting them at danger of developing health issues. In addition, wearing a backpack improperly can increase this risk, even if the weight load is within recommended parameters. Thus, it is important to know what can be done to help solve these problems. If you are wondering whether the […]
September 3, 2014

How to Avoid Cramps in Football Season

How to Avoid Cramps in Football Season Muscle cramps are a frequent and serious issue for athletes who return to the football field during the sweltering month of August. In order to avoid injuries and ensure a safe season, there are certain nutritional precautions that should be observed while practicing in the summer heat. Nutrition is just as valuable to an athlete’s health as aerobic exercise or strength training. In addition, it is an essential factor in avoiding muscle cramps. One of the most important nutritional areas to observe is fluid intake, especially during periods of extreme heat. In order […]