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Prolonged Sitting Can Kill You

March 31, 2016

Sitting results in the highest pressure on any of your disks in your spine. Inactivity can also result in the shortening of muscles, ligaments, and tendons so that when they do move they feel painful or sore. But the most

CrossFit

March 30, 2016

CrossFit is a company based on a philosophy of physical exercise and competitive fitness.  It was started in 2000 by Greg Glassman and Lauren Jenai.  CrossFit workouts consist of aerobic exercise, Olympic weightlifting and gymnastics.  What is different about this

Bionic Man

March 29, 2016

The robotic man was developed by two roboticists to determine if they could collect the most sophisticated prosthetic parts available and combine them into a functioning body. The body would include an artificial heart, a microchip brain, synthetic lungs and

How to Live in Your Own Skin

Learning to live in your skin is a phrase that should be taken to heart. In order to live a fulfilling life, it’s important to recognize that you do not need to be accepted by others but most importantly you

Kinesiology Taping

March 28, 2016

Kinesiology taping is the use of an elastic tape which may be applied to an injured part of the body. You see this quite often with athletes. This type of taping allows for a more flexible range of motion. Kinesio

Bone Spurs

Spinal bone spurs are a natural process of aging and most people will not even know they have one until it causes problems or is discovered on an unrelated X-ray. Hearing that you have a bone spur in your neck

Saint John’s Wort

In most of the United States, St. John’s wort is considered to be a weed. But the yellow flower has been used for thousands of years for medicinal purposes. This herb is most commonly used for depression, heart palpitations, symptoms

Diabetes and Spinal Health

March 26, 2016

When a diabetic patient goes to surgery they face several challenges which are not present in nondiabetic patients. Diabetic patients have a difficult time maintaining a balance between insulin and its counterregulatory hormones. Surgery and anesthesia usually provoke a neuroendocrine

Motion is Life

March 25, 2016

Without movement life would not exist. Blood that does not move, cannot transport oxygen. Lungs which do not move, cannot breathe. Hearts which do not pump, can not move blood. Spines which cannot move are unable to create motion for all activities of daily

Elliptical Workout

An elliptical trainer is a stationary exercise machine which simulates walking, running or stair climbing without causing excessive stress on the body’s joints. By decreasing stress it hopefully will decrease the potential for exercise-induced injuries. Elliptical trainers offer a cardiovascular