Going on a summer vacation is a great way to take a refreshing break from the hustle and bustle of routine activities. When you are totally relaxed, your brain can sometimes come up with creative solutions to difficult problems.
Did you know that most men die 5 years earlier than their wives; and most single men die at an earlier age than their married counterparts? The reasons men have a lower life expectancy when compared to women are partly biological and partly related to men’s approach to health.
According to the results of a large-scale research study, people who do not exercise have a 500% increased risk of death as compared to those who exercised regularly. Being unfit or having poor results on a treadmill stress test is worse for your health than having diabetes, hypertension, or smoking!
Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the US. Every year, more than 5 million people are diagnosed with it. About 10% of skin cancers are melanomas, which are the most virulent form of the disease spreading quickly to other parts of the body.
Chronic pain is any type of pain that lasts longer than 3-6 months. It is a serious problem that affects about 50 million Americans today. Reliance on opioids to solve this problem has led to the worst drug crisis in history with the number of opioid-related deaths more than quadrupling between the years between 1999 and 2017.
Golf is a sport that people of all age groups and skill levels can play, and as with any sport, injuries are a part of the game. The complex and dynamic nature of the golf swing accounts for most injuries linked to golf. Recreational golfers get injured mostly due to improper technique, while professional golfers are often plagued with overuse injuries.
It has been estimated that about 80% of the American population will experience back pain at some point in their lives. A sedentary lifestyle, poor posture, and compressive stresses acting on the spine throughout the day are some of the causes for this condition.
New Year’s resolutions are a great way to focus on things that are most important to you, whether it is improving your health or overcoming a bad habit. Once you have set the ball rolling by resolving to make positive changes in your life, how do you keep your motivation over the course of the year?