Redesigning Movement – Can You Change? Part 4 – Tennis Elbow

Tennis elbow is known as lateral epicondylitis or more simply, tendonitis. It is inflammation of the tendon attachment to the humerus. The pain involved usually begins at the outside of the elbow and can radiate down the arm and in severe cases, to the hand. Most commonly, pain and sometimes weakness is brought on byContinue reading “Redesigning Movement – Can You Change? Part 4 – Tennis Elbow”

Redesigning Movement – Can You Change? Part 3 – Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS) comprises a variety of symptoms caused by abnormal pressure on the neurovascular bundle between the neck and the lower end of the armpit – the thoracic outlet area. The neurovascular bundle refers to a group of nerves (the brachial plexus) and blood supply (subclavian artery and vein). This bundle supplies theContinue reading “Redesigning Movement – Can You Change? Part 3 – Thoracic Outlet Syndrome”

Redesigning Movement – Can You Change? – Part 2 – Neck Pain

A frequent complaint, neck pain can result from a variety of factors. It can be acute or chronic. The most predominant cause of pain is damage to the soft tissue of the neck and can occur because of overuse, or injuries such as whiplash. Pain can also be due to abnormalities such as birth defects,Continue reading “Redesigning Movement – Can You Change? – Part 2 – Neck Pain”

Redesigning Movement – Can You Change? Part 1 of 6 – Headaches

Headaches are commonly categorized as tension, migraine or sinus in origin. They may also be caused by a pathological disease process that is far less common than the other three causes. Tension headaches are typically caused by physical or emotional stress. This includes factors such as eyestrain, poor posture, a neck injury like whiplash, orContinue reading “Redesigning Movement – Can You Change? Part 1 of 6 – Headaches”

Herbs & Aromatherapy for Pain

Pain is an unpleasant reality for many people. From the healthiest to the unhealthiest, we all find ourselves in pain’s grip at one time or another. Whether your pain is self-inflicted from exuberant weekend warrior syndrome, brought on by the stresses of today’s world, or a symptom of serious disease or physical states, there areContinue reading “Herbs & Aromatherapy for Pain”

Better Weight Assessment – Body Talk

Your health is often directly proportionate to your weight. But can a scale tell your whole story? Perhaps a better indicator of your well-being is determining your body mass index (BMI), a measure of body fat based on height and weight. To calculate your BMI, visit http://www.nhlbisupport.com/bmi/bmicalc.htm. Sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and BloodContinue reading “Better Weight Assessment – Body Talk”

Weight Loss a Walk in the Park

Having trouble sticking to your New Year’s resolution to exercise? Quit fretting about it and just start walking. According to a recent study published in Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, regular exercise (such as walking) reduced mortality risk by 35 percent. For those who had high risk of heart disease, the decreased riskContinue reading “Weight Loss a Walk in the Park”

Wise Weight Loss – Ready to lose weight in a healthy way?

Following are some tips for savvy weight management: Decrease your caloric intake. To lose weight you must create a negative caloric balance or caloric deficit. In other words, the amount of energy you consume from your food and drinks must be less than the amount of energy you use to exercise and live your everydayContinue reading “Wise Weight Loss – Ready to lose weight in a healthy way?”

The Energy of Weight – Managing Obesity

National obesity figures are at an all-time high — and growing. Weight is no longer just a personal problem, it’s a national problem requiring immediate attention. In California alone, obesity is costing the state $22 billion per year.1 That’s in California — a state we all imagine being populated with the healthiest people in theContinue reading “The Energy of Weight – Managing Obesity”

Sleep: Have You Had Your Eight Hours?

In 1960, according to a survey of several thousand participants, most Americans got an average of 8-8.9 hours of sleep each night. In 2002, a comparison survey found we now get an average of 6.9-7 hours of sleep each night, and a significant proportion of us get even less on a regular basis.1 Meanwhile, asContinue reading “Sleep: Have You Had Your Eight Hours?”