Inflammation is a natural part of the healing process. It’s part of your body’s defense system, helping you to recover from injury and fight off bacteria and viruses.
When there is an injury or infection, blood flow to the affected area increa
Fitness pros these days are talking more and more about mobility. It’s the new big thing — even if it has always been a critical component of health and fitness. While resistance training and flexibility have traditionally gotten all the glory wh
Remember the old days, back when you were a sullen teenager, and your mother kept telling you to stand up straight? Could she have been any more annoying? You had more important things on your mind than perfect posture.
But now that you’re older
Shoulder pain can be a game stopper. Any injury that affects your ability to lift, reach, or carry is going to be a sharp reminder of how often you need to do those things. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a professional athlete, a homemaker, or
It seems like everyone is an expert on stress these days, at least on experiencing it if not managing it. It’s been a difficult twelve months. Some things are starting to look up at this point, and people are looking forward to moving on with their
As if we didn’t all have enough to worry about lately, now we’ve got a new problem: We stepped on the bathroom scale for the first time in months and gave ourselves a huge shock.
All that stress eating has really added up. And when combined wi
Strictly defined, ergonomics is the study of people in their working environment. Initially, this study was about efficiency. It was about modifying the work environment to maximize productivity. It was about redesigning the assembly line to make fou
If you have an injury that requires physical therapy treatment, weight loss might be the last thing you want to think about. You’ve got enough on your mind, what with that new knee or bum shoulder and all those fun new exercises your Physical Thera
We neglect our shoulders at our own risk. Most of the things we do during the day—reaching, pushing, pulling, lifting, swiping—rely heavily on our shoulders. But because the shoulder joint is so highly functional, it’s also complicated and pron
There’s an old saying in fitness circles: “Abs are made in the kitchen.”
What that means is you can do all the sit-ups and crunches you want, you can exercise at home all day long, but you’re never going to get that six-pack abdomen if you