Tendinitis occurs when the flexible bands of fibrous tissue that connect muscles to bones become inflamed and painful. As individuals age, tendons become less flexible and rates of injury increase. Because they are found throughout the body (e.g. hands, wrists, elbows, shoulders, hips, knees, ankles, and feet), tendon injuries rank as one of primary injuries […]
Your core muscles are the most important muscle group in your body. Occupying areas in your lower back, hips, glutes, trunk, and stomach, core muscles are vital to many common movements, such as lifting, twisting, reaching, and bending. Normal, every day life requires almost constant use of the core muscles. While showier muscles in other […]
Sometimes it’s hard to find time to see a doctor when you work full-time and sometimes easy access to medical care isn’t available. A new mode of health care delivery called telemedicine makes it easier to get advice and treatment for minor health problems. Discover the benefits of telemedicine.
Your metabolism is mainly regulated by the hormones, which are quite powerful but at the same time highly sensitive. This is a good thing, since it allows your hormones to perform their functions in an effective manner. However, you can throw your hormones out of balance by going on crash diets or taking diet pills […]
Consumers are faced with a wide variety of choices when they walk through the pain-reliever section of their local pharmacy. Many shoppers wonder how many of these compounds they should keep on hand, or if one medication is sufficient for a variety of uses. Here’s a short guide to help you determine which pain reliever […]
Every day, we spend hours looking at small images on televisions, computers, and phones, leading to eye fatigue and an increased risk of future vision problems. However, that doesn’t mean that weakened eyesight is inevitable. The tips below offer five all-natural strategies for keeping your eyes sharp and healthy.
Social anxiety disorder, often referred to as SAD or social phobia, is an anxiety disorder. Characteristics of social anxiety include fear or intense anxiety in social situations, self-consciousness in social situations, obsessive self-defeating thoughts, panic attacks, and avoidance of social situations. Social anxiety often occurs alongside other psychiatric disorders, especially depression or other anxiety disorders, […]
Getting fit and eating right are hard things to do. That is why so many well-meaning New Year’s resolutions fail. People start off with the best of intentions, but they slowly fall back into their old ways and abandon their goals.
Scientists and health practitioners alike have long been aware of the health dangers associated with sitting for long periods. Numerous studies have made links between high rates of sitting — sitting for long periods day after day, such as at an office — and poor health. However, there is hope for people with a sedentary […]