Sustaining a physical injury while exercising can occur when you begin a new exercise program or return to exercise after a hiatus. Yet you can avoid exercise-related injuries by practicing smart strategies. Read more in this article to learn about the “HOW” of exercising sensibly!
Despite their practicality and versatility, our hands can experience pain, swelling and stiffness. Pain — especially that which is associated with hand joints — is debilitating, as it affects grip strength and restricts movement. Yet, there are strategies to manage the pain and build strength and flexibility of hand muscles and joints. Read more to learn how to rehabilitate your hands!
Many of us know exercise and activity are good for us. However, when you begin an exercise routine and increase the duration of time that you exercise, it is important that you perform it safely to reduce injuries. Read more to better understand the science behind exercise-related injuries!
Travelling requires a modification from our typical schedule. and places physical demands on our bodies that translate into exhaustion. There are ways to condition our bodies to avoid travel injuries, and return from our journeys without feeling drained. This blog provides five tips to injury-proof your holidays!
Many people avoid getting on and off the floor because they don’t possess enough body strength. Others struggle with balance and joint stiffness. These challenges often contribute to a loss of self-reliance and assurance. Read this article that provides guidance for getting off the floor with confidence!
The ability to stand up from a chair is a critical factor to maintaining independence. Being able to guide a person to lift themselves from a seated position is beneficial to their health. Read more to learn about both an individual’s role as well as that of the caregiver in this blog post!
The percentage of informal caregivers — family and friends — will continue to grow as the percentage of adults over 65 increase. The physical demands that accompany caregiving — particularly related to assisting with mobility — can lead to injury of the care giver. Read more about this topic to learn how you avoid strain on your body if you are a caregiver!
Computers make our work, study and social life flexible. Yet, computer users develop work-related neck pain. If you suffer from “tech neck,” read more about how to prevent and treat this common issue!
Walking is a pursuit in which many people participate to improve their fitness or to battle weight gain. However, a common and painful condition foot known as plantar fasciitis can be a barrier to physical activity. Read this blog post to learn about plantar fasciitis, and how it is both treatable and preventable!
Gardening requires an array of maintenance tools that demand repetitive movements of certain muscles and tendons in the hands, arms, shoulders. Overuse can lead to inflammation and pain known as tennis elbow. Find out about prevention, management and treatment of tennis elbow in this week’s post!