Nothing compares to fresh produce, hand-picked the same day it is sold. Take advantage of the region’s bounty and put a fresh spin on spring vegetables with these recipes.
Stop what you’re doing right now. Seriously, take a pause and evaluate how you’re reading this. Are your shoulders rounded forward? Chin down? Head tilted forward? Many of us inadvertently sit like this at our computers, laptops and when holding our phones. Even when we have the best intentions to sit up straight, we’ve trained our back muscles to slouch.
Spring is nearly here. Enjoy it to the fullest by avoiding these five common hazards!
If it hurts when you raise your arm, lift something heavy or when throwing a ball, the culprit could be your shoulder, or it could be your rotator cuff.
Our knees take a lot abuse throughout our lives. They hold our weight, our balance and lend their mobility to allow us to dance, sit, jog and basically every other type of activity involving movement. As we age, that abuse adds up, as well as a decrease in collagen, and our knees start giving us pain. When this happens your surgeon may recommend a knee arthroscopy to diagnose the problem.
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.