A Wide-open Look at TMJ Disorder

By on February 15th, 2016

  Unfortunately, more than 10 million people in the United States alone suffer damage, pain or discomfort related to the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), and the vast majority of them are women. You actually have two of these joints, one on either side of your head, connecting the mandible (or lower jaw) to your skull. Given […]

Statin Drugs and Exercise

By on February 12th, 2016

  When cheaper statin drugs came on to the market several years ago, making cholesterol-reducing medication more accessible, some doctors worried that this would actually have an adverse effect on their patients’ health. It is far easier to pop a pill than it is to exercise or commit to a healthier eating plan. But exercise, […]

Can I Exercise After a Mild Heart Attack?

By on February 11th, 2016

    For most people who have had heart attacks, the answer to this question is “yes”—but before you begin to exercise, you should consult your physician about which limitations you should observe, ranging from how moderate or intense your workouts should be to particular motions you should avoid. In fact, physicians often refer heart […]

Is Rock Climbing Safe for Kids?

By on February 10th, 2016

    An activity that makes you feel good and improves physical fitness? Sounds like something parents and kids would equally love. But rock climbing can be dangerous, and the thought of your child hanging 50 feet above the ground is, understandably, daunting. Nevertheless, rock climbing offers extensive benefits for kids. Besides releasing “happy” hormones […]

A Part of Any Wellness Program for Laureldale Residents Should Include Nutrition Counseling

By on February 9th, 2016

A part of any wellness program for Laureldale residents should include nutrition counseling. Nutrition counseling analyzes the various health needs of a person in regards to exercise and diet. It is the job of a nutritional counselor to help their patients achieve health goals and teach ways in which to maintain these goals throughout life. Such […]

Is Walking Enough Fitness for Women?

By on February 9th, 2016

    Walking is good exercise. It is inexpensive, requires only a good pair of athletic shoes and can be done almost anywhere. No one will argue about that. But even a brisk daily walk does not meet the goal of total fitness for women. A comprehensive woman’s fitness program should include moderate to vigorous aerobic […]

Does Wearing a Corset Prevent Back Injuries?

By on February 8th, 2016

    While back pain for some people is no more than a nuisance, statistics show that 50–80% of American adults will be disabled by back pain—some more severely than others—at some point during their lives. Corsets and braces, available without a prescription and generally obtained by individuals on their own or from employers, have […]

Treating a High Ankle Sprain

By on February 4th, 2016

  A high ankle sprain involves a stretching or tearing of the ligaments that bind the two lower leg bones (the tibia and fibula) together at the place where they meet the anklebone (the talus). This complex joint is called the ankle syndesmosis, and these sprains sometimes are called ankle syndesmotic sprains. Unlike most ankle […]

Sneaking Exercise Into Your Schedule

By on February 2nd, 2016

Are you frazzled? Stressed? Do not think there are enough hours in the day to get everything done? Then when you hear that the Department of Health and Human Services has established physical activity guidelines that call for getting a minimum of 2½ hours of moderate exercise every week, your first thought may be, “No […]

Weight Training – Health Benefits for Every Age

By on February 1st, 2016

  Most of us know that regular exercise provides many benefits. However, as we age, we lose muscle mass, bone density and strength. Weight training, also called resistance or strength training, can substantially slow or reduce these effects of aging. Weight training is any exercise where muscles work and contract against an object. Push-ups, lifting […]