Anxiety disorders appear to be independently associated with several physical conditions, including thyroid disease, respiratory disease, arthritis and migraine headaches, according to a report in the October 23 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine.
If you're in the middle of menopause, you
may be experiencing challenges such as
weight gain, hot flashes or fatigue. Ugh!
The good news is that exercise can make
a positive difference.
Although there is much more to learn
about exercise research and menopause,
what we do know supports physical activity
as a means to help manage menopausal
consequences and protect...
Does drinking alcohol help your health or is it better to just say no? For some people the benefits outweigh the risks; for others the risks are far greater than the potential benefits.
So, who exactly is a candidate for safe, moderate drinking, and who is not? To find out, r...
How many New Year's Eves have you spent sipping champagne and vowing to get more fit in the coming year? And how many times have you failed to follow through? "December 31 over a drink is too late to set goals and make promises," says Justin Price, owner of The Biomechanics, a personal training and wellness coaching facility in San Diego, Calif. Fall, on ...
Understanding Running Injuries
Running places extraordinary demands on your body. Did you know that you can feel running injuries in many places, including the feet, shins, knees and hips? Catherine Logan, MSPT, a physical therapist, a personal trainer and a Pilates instructor at Sports and Physical Therapy Associates in Boston, describes a few types of injuries below. If you ...
If you’re an athlete or an active person, you probably already know that exercise can put stresses on your body that ultimately increase your daily nutrient needs. What you may not know is that your daily intake of key vitamins and minerals is also crucial in supporting the body’s ability to exercise intensely. One essential nutrient that often goes unn...
Does your upper back ever feel tight, as though you have “knots” in it? You may have an upper-trapezius strain, a common repetitive stress injury (RSI). An RSI is a condition usually caused by placing too much stress or strain on a joint or musculoskeletal tissue. RSIs are often associated with performing recurring motions, whether on a computer, on the telephone or in a sports a...
creating a sacred space
Are you often so focused on the needs of other people that you ignore your own needs? Do you want to nurture yourself by quieting down and/or practicing mind-body activities but never seem to have the time or location to do so? By allocating an area in your home or yard as a sacred space, you can give yourself a place for quiet reflection. Try these tips f...
evaluating fitness gear
Ready to start or continue your exercise program in the New Year? Wearing fitness apparel that feels good and using accessories that make exercising more effective can help you be successful. However, with dozens of options you may find it challenging to choose the fitness products that best meet your needs. To help you cut through the confusion, use the s...