Many of us prevent ourselves from beginning an exercise program by focusing on the daunting perspective of the necessity of doing exercise for one’s entire life. We're here to help you put a different perspective on things to help get you moving.
Being able to distinguish between a good pain and a not-so-good pain is critically important for all of us who engage in regular vigorous exercise as part of a healthy lifestyle. Even highly trained athletes such as those on high school and college teams, dancers, and those training for long distance races or multisport events may have difficulty knowing when they are able to work through some pain and discomfort versus needing to pay attention to a real injury.
Your liver is an amazing organ that can regenerate very quickly given the proper rest, lifestyle habits, and nutrition. If it becomes tired, sick, or injured you will notice specific symptom patterns and body changes that get worse over time. Use this article to educate yourself and your family on liver function.
Learn about the symptom pattern and body type of the ovaries. The life-giving ovaries produce hormones that are important to the emotional and physical wellbeing of women of any age. Use the information to understand if your symptoms are directly tied to your ovaries and what to do about it.
The thyroid, located in the middle of the neck sends signals (hormones) to the liver that in turn regulates our energy production. Learn how the thyroid impacts metabolism and how this is experienced through symptom patterns and body composition changes.
The pituitary gland is only the size of a pea, yet it regulates our entire hormonal system. This gland is very sensitive as can be malnourished or overstimulated causing loads of problems into adulthood including extreme under and overdevelopment, infertility problems, and tumor susceptibility.
The gonads are a combination of glands that include the testes, prostate, and cowper's. These glands work together to produce hormones and function to the male reproductive system. If not properly nourished and rested, these glands cannot produce enough hormones and thus unfavorable physical results.
You can benefit from learning how to balance your hormones naturally. Use the information and quiz in this article to reduce food cravings, lose weight-gain in specific areas, and reduce common symptoms.
Do you have frequent neck, shoulder or back pain? You may have a recently identified condition called “text neck”. The repetitive strain injury occurs when you spend considerable time looking down at your phone. Since 72 percent of Americans own smartphones, according to Pew Research Center, it’s likely to affect many of us at some point if we do not change the way we use our phones. What causes text neck? Your neck is designed to support the weight of your head in an upright position. Dropping your head increases the amount of pressure placed on the vertebrae in your neck and also strains muscles in your neck, shoulders, and back. When you hold your head at a 60 degree angle, like when you look down at your phone, it’s as if you suddenly added another 50 pounds of weight to your head. Because your neck was not designed to support so much weight, permanent damage eventually can occur. If you spend a lot of time texting, playing games or surfing the Internet on your phone, the curvature of your neck may even be permanently affected. Although changes in the neck are often inevitable due to aging, chiropractors are starting to [...]
How long have athletes been doing core exercises? Whether the topic is education or exercise, core content and core activities tie everything together. In education, core content includes the specific information upon which the course is based. Students are expected, at the very least, to demonstrate mastery of the core content. In exercise, core activities establish the musculoskeletal foundation that supports and enables all other components of physical fitness, including strength training, cardiorespiratory exercise, and sports readiness.The term “core” in core exercise is relatively new, but athletes and other persons participating in physical fitness activities have been doing core routines since at least the time of the ancient Greeks, more than 2500 years ago. For example, wrestling, the ancient Greeks’ most popular organized sport, is grounded in core stability and strength. More recently, in the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s, high school “phys ed” classes emphasized squat thrusts, jumping jacks, pushups, pullups, and abdominal strengthening. Thus, before the advent of today’s ubiquitous fitness centers and the plethora of personal trainers teaching members how to do an abdominal curl-up on a physioball, core exercises were part of the regular curriculum of all public school students in ninth grade and beyond. Core exercise is not new, but [...]