You don’t have to hire a personal trainer to start a new exercise program, but it’s important to know that there’s a science to each of your favorite strength-training moves. As a trainer, I see many people rely on their own knowledge make common mistakes. When performing these 10 strength-training exercises, the main thing to […]Read More... →
Balance problems are conditions that make you feel unsteady or dizzy. If you are standing, sitting or lying down, you might feel as if you are moving, spinning or floating. If you are walking, you might suddenly feel as if you are tipping over or generally unsteady.
Many body systems — including your muscles, bones, […]Read More... →
Chronic lower back pain affects millions of Americans. Many try steroid injections to ease their discomfort, but researchers now say this remedy provides only short-term relief.
In their study, investigators from France focused on 135 patients with back pain seemingly caused by inflammation between the discs and bones (vertebrae) in the lower spine.
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May is National Osteoporosis Month, an opportune time to educate ourselves about the threats posed by osteoporosis and, perhaps most importantly, the steps we can take to prevent it.
Each year, more than 60,000 women die from the effects of osteoporosis, a disease of the bones that causes low bone density and weak bones that […]Read More... →
Belly fat: These two words seem to be the bane of many a dieter’s existence. They’re also marketing gold. There’s no shortage of supplements, diet books, and web articles promising new ways to target the tummy region.
It turns out that many researchers and health experts are equally preoccupied with belly fat — though for […]Read More... →
Most of us were taught at a young age that drinking milk builds strong bones, and it’s true that getting adequate calcium from foods is beneficial for skeletal health. However, new research linking high milk intake to increased risk of fractures is raising eyebrows this week.
Although this one study isn’t reason alone to make […]Read More... →
We’ve all heard about the elusive runner’s high. Runners like running, and they even feel good doing it! Experienced runners get a sense of elation that hits after a couple miles. Reportedly, it’s so good that you feel like you could keep going for another five […]Read More... →
Learn how breast size can affect a woman’s risk of upper back pain and what you can do about it.
The upper part of the spine is very strong, acting as an anchor to the rib cage and supporting the upper body, but it can also be prone to upper back pain. As with lower […]Read More... →
Although the cause of the condition remains unknown, the characteristics of Dupuytren’s contracture are easy to spot. Learn more about this type of hand deformity.Dupuytren’s (pronounced DOO-pa-trens) contracture is a type of hand deformity named after the French surgeon Baron Guillaume Dupuytren, who first described it in 1834. It affects tissue under the skin of […]Read More... →
How to Tell If You’re Overtraining or Just Sore
You’ve likely heard the saying, “no pain, no gain.” If you’ve gotten the impression that some soreness while working out is normal, you would be correct. But it can be a fine line between when that soreness becomes classified as pain. Walking this line correctly is […]Read More... →
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