Category Archives : Exercise

Protect Yourself from Chronic Disease: Know Your Family Health History

This Thanksgiving, you might be focused on turkey, mashed potatoes, and pumpkin pie, but don’t let food be the only topic of conversation. Since Thanksgiving is also National Family Health History Day, this is the perfect time to discuss any serious diseases that run in the family. Staying informed could help you make wise health […]

How Exercise Helps Your Health

You know exercise is good for you, but if you still struggle to make it a daily habit, you might not fully grasp the benefits of being physically active. Here are some of the many ways exercise helps your health. Promote Weight Loss Working out helps you lose weight in two ways. First, you burn […]

Avoid Common Summer Injuries with These Tips

The warm summer weather invites you to get outside with your kids or grandkids, but if you’re not prepared, you could end up hurting yourself. Here are our top tips to help you avoid common summer injuries. Garden Wisely Gardening is a summer pastime many people enjoy. Unfortunately, all that bending, crouching, heavy lifting, and […]

Regaining Muscle After Muscle Atrophy

Some injuries can affect more than just the one place you were injured, such as a bone or muscle. Often with major injuries, a person must allow their body time to heal by restricting movement of the injured area. However, this can lead to muscle atrophy, which causes weakness, and loss of muscle mass and […]

How Your Body Reacts to Weight Changes

If you have ever tried to lose weight, then you know it can be quite the battle to reach your weight goals. That battle isn’t all just mental either. Did you know that your body actually pushes back against weight changes? The body wants to hold onto weight and may go into starvation mode, holding […]

7 Stretches to Prevent Injury During a New Exercise Program

After overindulging during the holidays, you might be ready to crack down on a new diet and exercise routine. You’re excited to get going, but if you push your body too far too fast, you’re liable to injure yourself. If this happens, you’ll be forced to put your exercise plans on hold until you heal. […]

How to Start a Summer Exercise Program

Summer is a popular time to focus on getting in shape. The warmer temperatures make it easy to exercise outside, and you have more motivation to feel confident in a swimsuit and summery clothes. If you’ve never tried a formal summer exercise program before, follow these tips to prevent injuries and setbacks from derailing your […]

Is There Such a Thing as Too Much Exercise?

As you lace up your running shoes for another heart-pounding workout, consider this: while moderate physical activity lowers your risk of death by at least 30 percent, the Copenhagen City Heart Study published two years ago found that exercising too much raises your mortality risk to the level of people who live a sedentary lifestyle. […]

Running With Lower Back Pain

If you’re a runner and also have an underlying lower back problem, you may find that jogging for a long period of time causes pain. The types of injuries you may experience vary, but fortunately, you have options for preventing and treating lower back pain so you can continue your running regimen. Lower Back Injuries […]

Tips for Winter Back Safety

Keep your back healthy this winter with these simple ideas. The winter months are upon us and that means all of those fun winter activities: snow shoveling, sledding with the kids, and negotiating those icy paths. Along with these activities can come the propensity for winter injury.