Taking care of your heart is perhaps the most important thing you can do in order to live a longer, healthier life. If you have already been diagnosed with hypertension or high cholesterol—two significant risk factors for heart disease and stroke—it’s even more important to pay attention to your heart’s well-being. By taking a few positive steps and sticking to them, you can keep your heart pumping strong. Here are a few tips as recommended by the American Heart Association (AHA) to help keep your heart healthy.
Cold, wet and windy weather doesn’t have to mean putting your outdoor workout routine in the deep freeze. Follow these simple tips to stay active and fit right through the winter months.
When it comes to treating sports injuries, everyone has an opinion about what works best. But most people aren’t doctors or specialists who work in the areas of sports medicine or physical rehabilitation, and some of the “tried-and-true” treatments you may have heard may not be based in sound medical knowledge.
For those who have been through an accident, injury or surgery, physical therapy is often a recommended course of treatment to address weakness, pain, balance, range of motion and impaired mobility. Physical therapy can help restore mobility, functional ability and quality of life through physical intervention, generally in the form of stretches and exercises.
Are you among the 45 percent of Americans who will make a New Year’s resolution this year? Did you know only about eight percent of people who make a New Year’s resolution will succeed?
Anabolic steroids have been in the spotlight in the world of professional sports since many athletes have been discovered using drugs to enhance their performance. But what often slides under the radar is the increased use of steroids by adolescents looking to improve their physical appearance and abilities. While most adult athletes are aware of the risks of steroid use, it’s important to stress the dangers to young adults who may be unaware of the potential harm they can do to their bodies by using steroids. Below is some information to help you educate your child on the risks of steroid use.
For athletes, keeping your body healthy is one of the most important parts of staying on top of your game. Most athletes are tuned in to pain in their muscles, joints, and bones. But they may forget a crucial organ that often takes a lot of abuse: the brain.