For those with joint pain, arthritis or mobility problems, exercise is usually the last thing on their minds. Joint pain can make even the smallest movements quite painful, and swollen joints or other mobility problems can definitely severely limit the range of movement one can make.
However, although it may seem ironic, new studies have shown that exercise is proving to be one of the most effective methods of combating joint pain, stiffness and other forms of mobility issues. A …Read more
Eight out of ten people experience back pain at some point in their lives, making it one of the most common medical problems. For many people, the reason for their back pain might be an obvious cause, such as a traumatic accident, heavy lifting, improper exercise routines or pregnancy. However, there are thousands of people who seem to be unable to explain why they have an aching back.
The symptoms of back pain vary depending on …Read more
As I eagerly thumb these words into my iPhone, I keep glancing up wide-eyed at my mother swimming in her indoor condo pool with my two young sons. Splashing and laughing, my 70 year old mother picks up my three year old son and swings him around the pool, and then quickly swims away for cover as my six year old starts to playfully splash at her in retaliation.
This scene may seem like just another Sunday visit to Grandma’s …Read more
“Stand up straight!”
Most of us have heard this command at one point in our childhoods or another. Strangely though, most young children start out with pretty good postures. Its us adults that badly need a good reminder about postural adjustment, and an excellent set of exercises to right the many years of terrible posture that can seriously affect our health and wellbeing. Proper body position affects the way our organs, muscles and joints function, can eliminate chronic pains often …Read more