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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

Overlooked Causes for Back Pain

2017-04-27T21:32:00-07:00

When we think of back pain, we often think it is caused by lifting something heavy, falling, or getting in some sort of accident.  We often overlook causes for back pain that are less obvious.  Here are a few less obvious causes for back pain: Sitting to long - Sitting shortens your hip muscles that [...]

Overlooked Causes for Back Pain2017-04-27T21:32:00-07:00

Steroid Injections and Back Pain

2017-03-21T08:21:41-07:00

Chronic lower back pain affects millions of Americans. Many try steroid injections to ease their discomfort, but researchers now say this remedy provides only short-term relief. A study performed in France recently found that people that had steroid injections to relieve back pain had no long term effects.  They found that a single injection had [...]

Steroid Injections and Back Pain2017-03-21T08:21:41-07:00

Worst Exercises for Back Pain

2017-03-10T10:34:21-07:00

Having back pain doesn't mean you should stop exercising.  In fact exercising is very important in the recovery and protection from back pain.   Certain exercises can be very bad for back pain.  Here is a list of the worst exercises for back pain: Avoid doing standing toe touches -  While stretching the hamstrings is [...]

Worst Exercises for Back Pain2017-03-10T10:34:21-07:00

So, what is Gluten?

2017-03-03T10:01:08-07:00

Gluten is very controversial these days.  Recently we are seeing more products with that are "certified" gluten-free logo on it.  There is even a Gluten Intolerance Group that certifies products that claim to be gluten-free.  Most health care providers claim that it is safe for everyone except those who have celiac disease. Some health experts believe [...]

So, what is Gluten?2017-03-03T10:01:08-07:00

10 tips to reduce stress

2017-02-24T10:49:58-07:00

Reducing stress in your life helps with your overall well-being and helps reduce pain. When we are stressed the body is at a continuous state of fight or flight through the release of cortisol which can inhibit our mind from returning to a state of calm.   Here are 10 tips to reduce stress that [...]

10 tips to reduce stress2017-02-24T10:49:58-07:00

Healthy Heart Tips for Valentines Day!

2017-02-10T10:45:16-07:00

For Valentine's Day we focus on the heart, so let's take a look at some great healthy heart tips! Stop smoking - This can be the single most important thing you can do for your heart that is controllable. Lose weight - If you are storing a lot of fat in the belly area, you [...]

Healthy Heart Tips for Valentines Day!2017-02-10T10:45:16-07:00