Catch Some Z’s— How Lack of Sleep Affects Your Life

2019-10-14T19:12:29+00:00

Everyone knows the importance of eating a good diet and getting plenty of exercise. However, many people don’t truly understand that to be healthy, you need to get an adequate amount of sleep. Resting your body is critical to having a holistically healthy balance. So, what happens when you don’t get enough sleep? Well, the consequences of sleep deprivation can be severe. Your physical and mental wellbeing can suffer greatly. There are several ways in which you can get caught up on your rest to live your best life. Affects How You Function Sleep deprivation affects how you function throughout your [...]

Catch Some Z’s— How Lack of Sleep Affects Your Life 2019-10-14T19:12:29+00:00

How Are Concussions Treated?

2019-10-11T14:31:52+00:00

A concussion is any type of mild traumatic brain injury that is caused by a blow to the head. Any type of brain injury is scary and uncertain, and a concussion is no different. As the brain gets jolted around in the skull, cells are damaged, and various chemical changes take place. While they are not always life-threatening, the symptoms and repercussions of a concussion can go on for days and even weeks.  Although the most common symptom of a concussion is a headache, the injury can also present with nausea, dizziness, sensitivity to light and noise, and loss of short-term [...]

How Are Concussions Treated? 2019-10-11T14:31:52+00:00

Relax and Let Go: The Benefits of Yoga for Your Mental Health

2019-10-10T21:48:30+00:00

While it is well known that yoga delivers significant physical health advantages, ancient practice also offers a host of mental health benefits. The physical changes that happen during yoga combined with the increased sense of mental awareness can provide meaningful changes to your emotional state. Here are three ways that yoga benefits your mental health as you learn to relax and let go of what worries you. Reduces Stress While a healthy amount of stress in your life is not necessarily a bad thing, significantly high levels of stress can negatively affect your overall health in numerous ways. Learning how to [...]

Relax and Let Go: The Benefits of Yoga for Your Mental Health 2019-10-10T21:48:30+00:00

What You Need to Know About Radiculopathy

2019-10-03T13:34:24+00:00

The human spine is a complex structure consisting of 33 spinal vertebrae, punctuated with sturdy, yet gelatinous connective tissues called spinal discs. Combined, these structures function to protect your spinal cord as well as the nerves that branch away from the spine and fill the rest of your body. When the structure becomes compromised, whether through injury or lifestyle factors, the resulting irritating and painful symptoms are collectively known as radiculopathy.  What is Radiculopathy? Radiculopathy is when one or more nerves in the body, usually somewhere in the spine or neck, are not working properly, and it is commonly associated with [...]

What You Need to Know About Radiculopathy 2019-10-03T13:34:24+00:00

Functional Medicine: Why It Matters

2019-09-01T02:54:27+00:00

Functional medicine allows medical professionals and patients to focus on their health and lifestyle from a perspective other than what western medicine offers. Instead of focusing on traditional forms of treatment that only a hospital or medical office can provide, functional medicine branches out to provide many different options. If you are trying to figure out what form of medicine would be best for you and your health, let’s talk more about functional medicine and why it matters. Encourages Lifestyle Changes Instead of slapping a medication band-aid on every single symptom that arises in your life, functional medicine incorporates other ways [...]

Functional Medicine: Why It Matters 2019-09-01T02:54:27+00:00

How to Keep Your Head in the Game – Figuratively and Literally

2019-08-31T02:23:16+00:00

When it is time for an important competition, many athletes get nervous and agitated. They want to perform at their best level, but they psych themselves out worrying about what will happen next. The energy they need for the game begins to flow out of them in nervous energy. Every athlete needs strategies to protect, maintain and focus the all-important work that happens in your head. Maintaining Your Focus At any competition, there are many distractions. The crowd might be cheering or booing. The weather might be acting up. This is not to mention how the things happening off the field [...]

How to Keep Your Head in the Game – Figuratively and Literally 2019-08-31T02:23:16+00:00

Enjoy the Ride: Ways to Prevent Bicycle Accidents

2019-08-30T21:45:46+00:00

Bicycling is an activity that anyone can pursue for both fun and fitness. However, cyclists of all kinds need to keep in mind that America's roadways are filled with potential dangers for them. The good news is that learning and implementing a few basic safety tips can make your rides more enjoyable by keeping you safe. Obey Traffic Laws In most states, cyclists have rights and responsibilities not much different from drivers of automobiles. You should not look at the rules you must follow on the road as a nuisance because following these traffic laws could save your life. You should [...]

Enjoy the Ride: Ways to Prevent Bicycle Accidents 2019-08-30T21:45:46+00:00

Heat Exhaustion — A Hot Topic Among High School Athletes

2019-08-30T21:25:29+00:00

The school year has begun, and although it’s technically fall, the weather in many areas is still plenty warm. Many young high school athletes have begun their practice sessions in preparation for that first game of the year. While it is important to stay ahead of the game (pun intended!) with proper training, it is also crucial to remember that summer is still in full force. This often means performing grueling exercises in high temperatures, which can be very dangerous to young players. In order to perform at his or her best, there are a number of vital steps athletes need [...]

Heat Exhaustion — A Hot Topic Among High School Athletes 2019-08-30T21:25:29+00:00

How to Protect Against These 3 Common Athletic Injuries

2019-08-06T03:19:19+00:00

Engaging in athletic activities is a wonderful and healthy way to stay active, and it promotes camaraderie among team members. If you are an active participant in sports, you know how easy it is to get carried away and put your body at risk for injuries that can sideline you. How can you minimize such injuries and stay in the game? Bone Fractures According to All Injuries Law, aggressive contact sports, including football, soccer and hockey, are the most common scenarios for bone fractures, especially in children. While some fractures are bound to happen, you can take precautions so that they [...]

How to Protect Against These 3 Common Athletic Injuries 2019-08-06T03:19:19+00:00

Could Your Preworkout Be Hurting You Long Term?

2019-07-28T23:14:15+00:00

Working out consistently is an effective way to stay in shape. It can help keep your weight in check and improve your bone density strength. All those visits to the gym that you are making today can have benefits that last a long time. The primary focus of your workout is on the workout yourself, but you also have to consider your pre-workout. What you do before heading to the gym will have a lot to do with whether that workout will be a success.  Not Considering Your Macros Just as your car needs gas to drive, your body needs “fuel” [...]

Could Your Preworkout Be Hurting You Long Term? 2019-07-28T23:14:15+00:00