Good sleep hygiene is important for many reasons. The brain does its housekeeping while you sleep, your body has a chance to rest and muscle repair is another major reason sleep is so important. Athletes, as well as the average person, need quality sleep in order to maintain healthy muscles. (more…)
It is interesting that while the average person thinks of bone health in terms of older people and osteoporosis, bone health needs to be protected at all ages. With all the dietary hype changing from year to year or even month to month, it is easy to miss out on those foods that support bone health during the various stages of life.
Some people cut out dairy completely, some people cut out certain grains or vegetables and studies of what is good or not good continue to contradict each other. Meanwhile, people are in a quandary and bone health can suffer. Here are a few tips to help you keep your bones healthy. (more…)
When you have had a difficult and long day, you look forward to a good night’s rest. When you have lower back pain, you may find that lying down may not provide all the relief for which you were hoping. If you experience leg pain when you lie down, there could be a few different things happening. (more…)
Muscle spasms can create a range of discomfort from mild annoyance to teeth gritting pain. Muscle relaxing medication is often prescribed to alleviate the pain, but not every patient desires to be put on a regime of drugs for pain control. Some patients should not take these drugs. Fortunately, there is an alternative treatment, backed by research and proven results. (more…)
People have experienced the symptoms of fibromyalgia long before it was confirmed by a scientific study in 1981. Since then, millions of people have been diagnosed with the condition, though it is difficult to diagnose. There are still people who experience the symptoms but have not received a clear diagnosis. Whether or not you have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, you may be surprised at these facts about the disorder. (more…)
Ergonomics is known as the science of improving workstations or work environments in ways to enable people to work safer and be more productive. Many companies provide ergonomic audits to ensure that workers have equipment in proper positions to help posture and alleviate muscle fatigue and strain. If you’re working from home, it is worth the time and expense to find a qualified professional to examine your work area and provide you with information on how to optimize it ergonomically. (more…)
The older you get, the more likely you are to have a pain in the neck, and that pain is more likely to be caused by arthritis. In fact, after age 60, more than 85% of seniors experience this common condition. Also called cervical spondylosis, stiffness and pain are common symptoms. Many people have the condition without noticeable discomfort. (more…)
Some professionals have been known to take out insurance policies on their hands because those are the tools of their trade and vital to their livelihood. Doctors, surgeons, dentists, musicians and artisans depend on healthy hands to do their work. We all use our hands for living without thinking how vital they are. Only if a finger gets hurt or broken, do we then realize how crucial is our hand health. (more…)
If you have plantar fasciitis, you are among many other people who have it as well. It is a common cause of heel pain involving the inflammation of a thick band of tissue that runs across the bottom of your foot and connects your heel bone to your toes.
Symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis
- Stabbing pain in the bottom of your foot and near your heel.
- The pain is usually the worst right after you wake up in the morning.
- Pain can be triggered when you stand for long periods or rise from sitting.
- Pain usually occurs after exercise, not during it.
If you’re an athlete, it can be the most invigorating thing you ever do in life. Your sport of choice allows you to work as a team, experience victories and defeats and helps you remain strong and fit. There are times when your sport can lead you into professionally playing for financial gain as well.
If you’re an athlete and you’ve been taken out of your sport due to injury it can have a lot of negative consequences for you. If you’re a professional athlete, an injury can cause a lack of income as well. Coming back after an injury is hard work, but worth it. (more…)