You’ve heard the jokes and the horror stories. But often, faced with the onset of menopause, most of us don’t know whether to laugh or cry. Luckily, if you’re determined to stay fit—or get fit— there’s no time... Read more
It's common sense that a hug at a stressful time, a handshake after an important meeting or just cuddling at the end of the day help us relax, leaving behind negativity and worry. Now researchers are investigating whether this feel-good energ... Read more
When you hear the term "arthritis," you probably imagine painful and stiff joints. While that is pretty accurate (arthritis literally means "joint inflammation"), there are actually over 100 different types of arthritis, which is... Read more
Whether you enjoy tennis, swimming or Pilates, unfortunately, there is an injury for you. Pilates has lower back injuries, runners get runner's knee and then there's tennis elbow—all common injuries many fitness enthusiasts have experie... Read more
Upper body (arm) ergometers aren't a gym staple, but they're becoming more readily available in physical therapy offices, hospitals, universities and modern gyms. Targeted to meet the fitness needs of individuals who cannot use their legs for... Read more
Just wondering if there is an "official" name for something I do in the pool? I take two foam dumbbells, make a plank, then bring my knees up and dumbbells back so that they touch. Then return to plank position.
Is that a dumbbell crunch? Or.... Read more
If your doctor diagnosed a problem & said 'take this pill', would you? If you were told you need to do physical therapy, would you schedule the appointments and go? Consider tracking your food the same as taking a pill with each meal. Consider exerci... Read more
Physical therapy exercises are generally designed to develop muscles to help stabilize the sacroiliac joint-----and to work on elements of posture, gait and proper movements so that irritation of the joint is reduced. These groups of exercises are o... Read more
By Beth Donovan (~INDYGIRL)Being disabled or having chronic pain or illness makes exercise difficult if not impossible. Some days I wake up and just want to stay under the covers in bed, where the pain is at its best level of control. That's no k... Read more
I used to weigh 460 pounds. Because of that, I have degenerative disease, herniated disks, pinched nerve bundles, arthritis, bad knees, and the list goes on. As a result of these things, I used to be the depression queen. My daily mantra was "I... Read more
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