Let’s have a discussion about another subject fraught with peril and misinformation – exercise. There are as many different opinions regarding exercise out there as there are regarding diet. On top of that, every month each of the millions of fitness magazines on the planet publish the next full-body-in-just-four-minutes-a-day-routine-to-end-all-routines exercise plan.
Is getting more active part of your resolution for the upcoming New Year? If your goals include a new work out routine, running, playing and taking risks, then it's important to be mindful of potential injury to your joints. Here’s a quick guide to injury identification, initial treatment, and when to seek a higher level of care. We will discuss the lower extremity joints – knees, ankles and feet.
Looking at the year ahead, do you want to make 2018 the year you focus on your health? Wellness goals are admirable throughout the year, but too often well-meaning people make a common mistake that sabotages their efforts: they skip breakfast.
Sleep is a remarkable phenomenon that is not well understood, but definitely necessary for proper mental and physical function. Most adults need between 7.5 and 8.5 hours of sleep every day. The consequences of not getting sufficient good-quality sleep are severe, and can include depression, chronic fatigue, headaches, high blood pressure, muscle aches, and an increase in risk of heart disease and stroke.
Continuing from a previous post, the idea behind this article is to provide a streamlined way to think about nutrition and what to eat. There are a seemingly infinite number of dietary tips and tricks and methods out there, but if we’re going to make changes and think about things differently, then we have to make it simple and useful.
Fevers: something we or our friends and family have had at one time or another. It should be easy to figure out whether or not someone has a fever. It should be pretty straightforward determine this, but it’s not. So, let's spend a moment to talk about it.