Whether it’s yoga class or a pre-workout warm-up, stretching has become an accepted practice when it comes to preventing injury. However, even those of us who know better can always find ourselves with less time than we’d like for physical activity, and when we’re pressed for time, stretching is usually the first thing to go.Read More
It’s a sad fact that arthritis is an inevitable part of life (for those of us lucky enough to live to middle age, at least). A broad condition encompassing multiple causes and complicating factors, arthritis is a chronic condition characterized by inflammation of the joints. Affecting hundreds of millions worldwide, symptoms of arthritis can range from discomfort, stiffness, or tingling to pain so severe that it can make even daily activities impossible.Read More
Like most of our body’s functions, we don’t give our blood pressure much thought unless there’s something wrong. Unfortunately, high blood pressure (also called hypertension) can exist in the body for years without exhibiting any symptoms until reaching a moment of crisis. The sad result of this is that, for most people, the only warning they get that they have dangerously high blood pressure is when disaster strikes in the form of heart attack, stroke, or aneurism.Read More
Chronic headaches are more than an inconvenience; they’re the cause of millions of hours of lost time every year, which has a significant negative impact on the world economy. If you or someone you know has severe, debilitating headaches twice a week or more, it’s time to consider seeking help.Read More
If you are one of the more than 15 million Americans who suffer from fibromyalgia, you know how difficult it can be living with an “invisible” illness. Fibromyalgia causes terrible pain throughout the body, affecting the fibrous tissue between muscles in the chest, back, head, and extremities. This terrible condition also tends to manifest a severe sensitivity to touch as well as other symptoms, including gastrointestinal problems, difficulty sleeping, numbness or tingling, and most commonly, chronic fatigue.