Treadmill or the Outdoors The Great Debate

By on January 28th, 2016

  You like to run on your gym’s treadmill, with the air-conditioning blowing and the television on. Your friend swears that the outdoors is the only place to really run. So who’s reaping more benefits? On a physiological level, treadmill running (or walking) can be easier on your bones and muscles—which can be a good […]

ACL Repair Autograft vs Allograft

By on January 27th, 2016

    The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is the main ligament that stabilizes the knee to anterior displacement. If you have torn your ACL and are scheduled for reconstructive surgery, you may have been told that your surgeon could use either an autograft or an allograft. An autograft is a piece of tissue removed from […]

Walk Your Way to Fitness

By on January 20th, 2016

  Starting an exercise program can seem like a daunting task, but it is really as simple as getting off the couch and walking out your front door. Walking is one of the easiest and most beneficial forms of exercise. It burns calories, is easy on your joints, strengthens your bones and muscles, reduces stress […]

Using Exercise to Manage Weight Gain

By on January 18th, 2016

  Many people struggling with weight gain hope to either maintain their weight or lose weight by improving their exercise routines. Unfortunately, the solution is not that simple. Weight maintenance or loss involves monitoring your caloric intake and output. You gain weight by ingesting more calories than you burn. Weight maintenance occurs when your caloric […]

Stay Loose as You Age

By on January 13th, 2016

  When you climb out of bed each morning, you may wonder why your muscles are so stiff. After all, you just slept a full eight hours! Why don’t you feel rested and limber? There are several reasons why you may feel stiff each morning. As we get older, there is an underlying physical tendency […]

Why Does My Back Still Hurt After Lumbar Disc Removal?

By on January 12th, 2016

  First, ask yourself if the discectomy was performed to alleviate leg pain or lower back pain. While you can expect good results from lumbar disc removal when the goal is relieving leg pain, generally lumbar disc removal is less successful at relieving lower back pain, and a significant number of patients will experience additional […]

Strong Quads Help Fight Osteoarthritis

By on January 11th, 2016

  Many individuals experience pain from osteoarthritis, also called degenerative joint disease, the “wear and tear” version of arthritis. It can occur in any joint but is especially common in the knee. Your knee is a complex joint where the thigh bone (femur), a lower leg bone (tibia) and the kneecap (patella) come together. These […]

Simple Steps to Starting a Weight-training Program

By on January 8th, 2016

One of the challenges of weight training is determining how much effort to put in for the most benefits. A little may not be enough for an impact, while too much may be detrimental to your health. Extensive research recommends a weight-training program of two sets of eight to 12 repetitions per set, three times […]

Alleviating Soreness During Car Rides

By on January 6th, 2016

After a few hours in the car, your body may crack and creak, often painfully. What is it about a simple automobile ride that can cause such dreadful muscle soreness? You are at risk of developing soreness any time you stay in one position for an extended period of time. Some of the most common […]