How to Reduce Pains from Sleeping

Most people wake up with mild stiffness in their body. That’s why we instinctively stretch and try to relax our muscles as soon as we wake up. During sleep, we have very little conscious control over our body. We might fall asleep in an uncomfortable position and that can lead to pain and stiffness in […]

Prevent Injuries While Doing Fall Yard Work

As fall’s cool air replaces the sunny days of summer, yards will soon need a new kind of attention. Before you reach for your rake this fall, consider the possible consequences: back strain, neck strain and pain in the shoulders. The twisting, turning, bending and reaching involved in raking your yard can cause injury that […]

Pain Free Summer Vacation

Summer is in full swing, which means it’s time to hit the roads or airways for that annual summer vacation. Studies have shown that traveling is good for your health. Travel can lower your risk of heart disease, has been linked to greater overall happiness, better learning, better relationships, and can improve your outlook on […]

The Worst Workouts for Back Pain

If you struggle with back pain on a regular basis, you need to avoid exercises that would worsen the problem and cause you more pain. Some exercises can be used as a tool to relieve back pain and bring back some flexibility into your muscles. However, there are some workouts you should avoid without question. […]

The Best Workouts for Joint Pain

 Your joints facilitate movement and you’ll notice that all the joints in your body allow you to perform complex tasks. For example, typing this article required the use of finger and wrist joints. Walking would require the use of hips, knees, and ankles, all of which are essentially joints. By staying fit, active, and healthy, […]

Snow shoveling safety

With the winter season upon us, it’s time to start preparing to shovel snow. While shoveling snow is an excellent workout for our bodies, it is also very strenuous and must not be taken lightly. Not only is it important to stretch and prepare our bodies for shoveling, it is also crucial that we dress […]

What is Sciatica?

Sciatica describes persistent pain felt along the sciatic nerve, which runs from the lower back, down through the buttock, and into the lower leg. The sciatic nerve is the longest and widest nerve in the body, running from the lower back through the buttocks and down the back of each leg. It controls the muscles […]