Learn which illness you have, how to feel better, when to see the doctor, and more.
Patients may find it difficult to distinguish between a cold and the flu, and pharmacists can help them determine if self-treatment is appropriate.
Having a cold or the flu is a familiar event for many of us. A cold usually comes on slowly, starting with a runny or stuffy nose, sneezing,...
Join a Gym
Ah, the January gym membership. We all know how that one turns out. Gyms are brimming with activity in January, but not so much come April. It’s an expensive lesson.
If you really want to exercise, make a long-term plan. Begin with walking or other easy or moderate exercises that you can do in your home or around your neighborhood. Gradually increase...
Stay happy after Christmas
The post-Christmas period can leave many of us feeling down. Back to work blues, an empty social calendar, festive weight gain, miserable weather and a dwindling bank balance can all contribute to a general feeling of melancholy. Thankfully, there are many ways to get your spirits back up after the festive period. Here are our top...
Many of us do it year after year: come up with lofty New Year’s resolutions that end up being discarded before the end of February. This year, why not set yourself up for success with highly achievable resolutions that are also good for your health? Check out three uncommon but attainable resolutions that you’ve probably never thought of making that will have a positive...
Denise McVey knows holiday stress all too well. To be sure, she loves the holidays: going caroling, shopping, buying cards, enjoying the first snow, and, most of all, loving the look of delight on her toddler’s face on Christmas morning. But as the days until the holidays dwindle and the lines at the mall get longer, McVey is so beset by season-induced stress...
You will find the 8 Laws of Physical Health on page 28 in the book "Pain Free" by Pete Egoscue. After you read these 8 Laws, please share with us what you think.
The 8 Laws of Physical Health
1. Vertical Loading:
Gravity is necessary for health. In order for gravity to exert a positive and dynamic influence on the body it must be vertically aligned in its postures.
Women are not the same as men (you read it here first!). But that rather obvious fact has eluded the fitness industry for many years when it comes to determining the optimal exercise heart rate range for women. The time-honored formula to find your maximum heart rate — to subtract your age from 220 — has been assumed to be appropriate for both genders. But now, researchers...
There are many benefits to weight and resistance training, nobody is denying that. However, there are many people out there who train extensively and yet do not actually have much balance or control over their own body. Using the body's own natural weight and resistance, you might be surprised at how difficult it is to perform what may sound like very simple exercises.
What a beautiful time to exercise outside. The days are warm, the nights are cool, the humidity is low and the sky is beautiful. What more could you ask for? SAFETY!
Beyond insulin and other medications, here are some tips on managing diabetes.