Lower back pain and hip pain can both be caused by a leg length discrepancy, an often undiagnosed problem. A leg length discrepancy can cause postural changes, strength imbalances and increase the risk for injuries. Find out more about this phenomenon, what it is, how to know if you have it and what you can do about it.
Learn about the health benefits of eating right and working out.
Diet is a powerful disease fighter, especially a diet rich in plant-based foods. Unfortunately, most people don’t enjoy enough fruits, vegetables and other foods derived from plant sources. This article talks about 6 ways eating a plant-based diet can lower your risk for heart disease.
For years, we’ve been advised to drink 3 glasses of milk daily for healthy bones. Now, several studies are calling into question the health benefits of dairy milk. Is it time to rethink milk as the ultimate source of bone-building calcium? Find out what these new studies show.
Have you ever thought about the impact losing weight has on bone health and bone density? This article discusses the effect calorie restriction has on bone density and how you can keep your bones healthy when you’re trying to lose weight.
Exercise is a great stress reliever. Regular workouts can make you more resistant to anxiety and depression. But if you are experiencing stress, research shows it may impact how quickly you recover from a workout. Find out what this study shows and how to make sure you’re allowing yourself adequate recovery time between workouts.
Would you be healthier if you had more exposure to natural light? Research shows exposure to light from a natural source may be important for physical and mental health and for controlling your weight. Find out why it’s a good idea to open up the shades and let some light in.
Exercise has numerous health benefits and these benefits extend to almost every organ in your body. On the other hand, research shows physically active people are at higher risk for dental problems. Find out why and discover simple steps you can take to keep your teeth and gums healthy during and after a workout.
It’s important to know your body and be proactive about your health. What are you doing to monitor your health between doctor’s visits? Here are five self-exams every woman should do on a monthly basis.
Have you ever been sidelined by a strained muscle? Muscle strains are one of the most common injuries athletes and fitness buffs deal with. Although not life threatening, muscle strains are painful and inconvenient. People toss around the term “muscle strain” loosely, using it to refer to any kind of muscle injury. Have you ever wondered what a strained muscle really is? Most importantly, how can you prevent and treat this common injury?
In 2002 Christine Castillo learned she had Type 2 diabetes. She was 56 and had just become the guardian of six grandchildren. Prior to her diagnosis, she also suffered from high blood pressure. Unfortunately for Castillo, these diseases not only run in her family, but they also relate to weight. Castillo, who is 5-feet and weighs over 200 pounds, worked hard to get her nutrition and weight under control, but it didn’t take long for that to change.