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Health and Fitness Myths

2017-08-25T09:15:10-07:00

Growing up we were all exposed to health and fitness myths that stuck with us.  Unfortunately, some of these myths resulted in poor health and fitness habits, that inhibit results.  Check out these common health and fitness myths that may be impacting you! THE LONGER YOU EXERCISE,THE BETTER YOUR RESULTS Many people think that the [...]

Health and Fitness Myths2017-08-25T09:15:10-07:00

Are Back Braces Bad For You?

2017-08-10T21:48:44-07:00

The most common injury in the work place was a back injury.  Back Braces were the big "safety" feature in the late 1990's and early 2000's in helping protect workers backs when lifting objects.  The problem arose when people would wear back braces for any lifting activities and gradually their abdominal core muscles became weaker [...]

Are Back Braces Bad For You?2017-08-10T21:48:44-07:00

Better Night Sleep with Back Pain

2017-07-21T10:02:20-07:00

One of the biggest challenges for people with back pain is getting a good night sleep.  Getting a better night sleep with back pain isn't impossible if you do a few things.  Follow these tips to a better night sleep. Check your mattress - If your mattress is over 10 years old you will want to [...]

Better Night Sleep with Back Pain2017-07-21T10:02:20-07:00

How to treat back pain

2017-07-07T10:59:18-07:00

A recent article published on Harvard Health Publications cites how the approach to treat back pain has changed since the 1980's.  Up until the 1980's bed rest was the most prevelant way to treat back pain.  By the early 1990's, use of anti-inflammatory medication and light activity where commonly prescribed.  Recent studies now state that [...]

How to treat back pain2017-07-07T10:59:18-07:00

Yoga vs. Physical Therapy for Chronic Low Back Pain

2017-06-23T12:48:56-07:00

Many people tout the benefits of Yoga for reducing chronic back pain and many studies have shown that physical therapy is more effective than taking pain medication.  So which is more effective, Yoga vs. Physical Therapy for Chronic Low Back Pain? A recent study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine  finds that yoga was just as good as physical [...]

Yoga vs. Physical Therapy for Chronic Low Back Pain2017-06-23T12:48:56-07:00

Hormone’s Effect on Back Pain

2017-06-14T08:10:30-07:00

Aging is associated with an increased risk for low back pain caused by lumbar disc degeneration in both men and women. A recent study from China suggests that lower estrogen levels after menopause are associated with more severe disc degeneration in women and that hormone replacement therapy, also called HRT or HT, may help. Several [...]

Hormone’s Effect on Back Pain2017-06-14T08:10:30-07:00

Can Osteoarthritis be prevented?

2017-06-02T10:29:03-07:00

Can Osteoarthritis be prevented?  Researchers from the University of Surrey identified a link between metabolism and osteoarthritis. Metabolic changes, caused by a poor diet and a sedentary lifestyle, trigger's the genetic reprogramming of cells in the body and joints. Such metabolic changes impact upon the cells ability to produce energy, forcing it to generate alternative [...]

Can Osteoarthritis be prevented?2017-06-02T10:29:03-07:00

Signs that you are overheating

2017-05-19T07:44:52-07:00

It's time for triple digit temperatures in Arizona.  Listening to how your body responds in the heat can keep you healthy.  Watch for these signs that you are overheating: Tingling Skin – Symptoms of heat stroke and heat exhaustion can include goose bumps or tingling skin. Headaches – If you are out in the heat [...]

Signs that you are overheating2017-05-19T07:44:52-07:00

Can exercise and diet affect Osteoarthritis?

2017-05-12T08:56:02-07:00

During the expert review, researchers from the University of Surrey identified a crucial link between metabolism and osteoarthritis. Metabolic changes, caused by a poor diet and a sedentary lifestyle, trigger's the genetic reprogramming of cells in the body and joints, according to an article in Science Daily. It states that metabolic changes impact upon the cells [...]

Can exercise and diet affect Osteoarthritis?2017-05-12T08:56:02-07:00

Can Activity Trackers really help you stay active?

2017-05-01T23:09:25-07:00

A study performed by Indiana University took a look at how effective activity trackers were in helping people stay active.  Studies have shown that sedentary lifestyles lead to many health problems.  The challenge is that technology has made life easier and requires less movement.  So are activity trackers, like Fitbits, really able to help us [...]

Can Activity Trackers really help you stay active?2017-05-01T23:09:25-07:00