It’s beginning to warm up outside, which for most people means an increase in wearing flip-flops and running or walking outside. These changes in footwear and activity can often mean an increase in the number of patients with foot pain, most commonly foot pain caused by plantar fasciitis.
Do you perform a warm up before exercising? If not, you are not properly preparing your body for what it is about to endure. Warm ups perform several different duties: They gradually increase muscle and overall body temperature. Warm muscles contract and relax quicker than cold, tight muscles; therefore, warm muscles are at less risk for injury. […]
Do you sit in the same position for more than 30 minutes at work? If so, you probably experience mild or sometimes intense low back and neck pain. This tension is due to lack of movement throughout the workday. We are anatomically designed for motion; therefore, it is beneficial to intermittently perform microbreak exercises at work. If possible, […]
We certainly live in stressful times. It’s not easy to assess whether our era is the most stressful, but we do have plenty of daily stress. The job, the home, the kids, the relatives, and the economy – all these stresses add up and yet we wonder why we have so many aches and pains. […]
Being active and pursuing fitness can be a challenge on many levels. Bad weather, hectic schedules, and traffic congestion unavoidably get in the way of our best intentions and efforts. On the other hand, setbacks from injuries and overtraining are often avoidable, if armed with the right information. So whether you’re training to walk a […]