A little self-care, some preventative measures and common sense can all keep your back healthy and feeling great.
Neck pain is a common affliction for many of us and it’s no wonder why. We use our necks all day long just to support our 10 to 15-pound heads, not to mention the added stress of looking at a computer or down at our phones. Over time, poor posture, injury and wear and tear can cause problems in your neck.
Your shoulder is an amazing, flexible part of the body containing bones that are connected by ligaments, muscles and other strong tissues.
If you’ve ever woken up in the middle of the night with tingling or numbness in your hand, you know what it feels like to have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS). This problem affects the wrists and hands, making even simple tasks hard to do. While tingling and numbness are the most common symptoms, some sufferers also have hand pain or even a weakened grip. The good news is CTS can be treated and controlled.
You feel it every time you climb a stair, kneel to pick up a paper or stand from a seated position, that ache from your worn or injured knee joint. Many knee pain suffers live with this constant, frustrating pain but they don’t need to. According to the U.S. National Institutes of Health’s National Library of Medicine, nearly 5 million men and women have had knee replacement surgery where part or all the joint is replaced. And, more than likely, those 5 million are now living pain-free.
Most Americans will have back pain sometime during their lives. In fact, back injuries are one of the most common job-related injuries. Plus, even more injuries occur at home or at play. Back pain can cost both you and your employer time and money. Prevention is the best insurance for minimizing a back injury.
RAGBRAI, the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa, is a fun annual trek across the state for cyclists. The entire ride covers 428 miles and climbs 12,576 feet in elevation in just seven days. That’s a lot of road to travel even in a car, so it’s imperative to train your body to handle the mileage on a bike.
While many diseases and conditions know no gender, Osteoporosis isn’t one of them. Just being female puts you at risk for developing this disease. Of the 10 million Americans with osteoporosis, 8 million, or 80 percent, are women.
“Stand up straight!” “Don’t slouch.” “You’re going to have a humpback!” Your mother or father probably yelled at you a thousand times to correct your poor posture. Nagging aside, it’s is still really great advice.
Search online for a natural solution for inflammation and nine times out of 10 turmeric will be at the top of the list. This spice, widely used in southeast Asia, is commonly called “Indian Saffron” because of its golden, yellow color. It is valued for its extraordinary, anti-inflammatory properties and has been used for centuries to treat breathing problems, rheumatism, pain, and fatigue.
There is no such thing as a typical athlete. Today’s athletes encompass every age group, from the very young to the very old. More people are staying healthier and active for longer. That’s great news! But, just be aware, there are some extra risks athletes face as they age.
Chilled to the bone. Frozen to the bone. And, “I can feel the cold in my bones.” These are all common quips that are casually thrown around during winter months. But for arthritis sufferers, these can be very true, painful statements when temperatures drop. Many of those with osteoarthritis, where joint cartilage breaks down causing pain or stiffness, claim the change in weather causes even more tenderness and pain in joints.
You’re going to be behind those same handlebars for 7 straight days. Make sure that you love everything about how your bike feels and rides weeks before you start the race. If you are feeling discomfort, take your bike into a local bike shop, and they should know what adjustments to make to make you feel like you’re riding on cloud nine.
For many, summer in Sioux City means Wednesdays and Saturdays spent at the Farmer’s Market. It’s a popular place that brings people together from all around the area to enjoy charming handcrafted items, yummy baked goods, and the bounty of locally grown produce.
You just can’t beat locally grown fresh fruits during the summer. Berries and melons make a great anytime snack. But follow these simple recipes and you’ll know why we just love summer in Sioux City.
Keeping your body strong and healthy means incorporating a variety of activities into your lifestyle that include the four types of exercise your body needs to thrive: balance, endurance, strength, and flexibility. While this may seem like a lot to put into a workout, keep in mind that many exercises fit into more than one category; for instance, yoga helps with both strength, flexibility, and balance while running builds strength and endurance.