More than two-thirds of the human body is composed for water. It is present within our cells, blood, muscles, tissues, and even bone. It is necessary for all body functions and without it we could not survive.
In the not too distant past, patients with arthritis were advised not to jog as the additional stress could further injure the knee cartilage. However, the results of recent research studies fly in the face of conventional wisdom – running may actually be good for your knees!
There are few conditions that can impair your quality of life the way arthritis can. Literally, the term arthritis means “joint swelling.” As the condition worsens, it prevents you from participating in activities of daily living and robs you of the simple pleasures of life.
There’s no question that pain can make everyday activities more difficult, but when the pain is in your back, it may also limit your mobility and can become debilitating. Up to 25% of Americans are affected by back pain every year. Lower back pain, sciatica, osteoarthritis, muscle or ligament injuries, fibromyalgia, and spinal cord injuries are common causes of back pain sending patients to their doctors every day.
The blossoming of flowers, the splash of color, and warming of the temperatures herald the coming of spring, which is always welcome after a stark cold winter season. Unfortunately, springtime is peak allergy season in the US. Allergies rank 5th among the leading chronic diseases affecting the US with more than half the population (55%) testing positive for one or more allergens.