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Healthy Fast Casual Food that Rocks

The only thing I like better than a good workout is a good meal. But, here's the thing... I don't want to take a nap after I eat. I shouldn't have to take a shot of espresso just to make it through the rest of the day. I want [...]

Celebrity Workout Trends

If you're looking for a fun way to get in shape in 60 minutes or less, check out these three top celebrity workout trends for group fitness classes. Some of the biggest names in Hollywood are devoted to these classes which help them stay in great shape. At Malin [...]

Chronic Pain and Sitting

CHRONIC PAIN and SITTING Is it possible that chronic pain can be connected to sitting (hint, yes!)... How many hours a day do you sit? Keep this in mind… the average person spends about 8 hours laying down for sleep, so we have about 16 hours of waking time. [...]

CARPAL TUNNEL

CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME OVERVIEW About 16 million people in the United States (approximately 5 percent) have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Kids do not normally have it, but it is interesting to note that it is more common in women than men. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome occurs when the Median nerve is compressed as it [...]

TENNIS ELBOW

TENNIS ELBOW PAIN OVERVIEW Tennis elbow (also known as lateral epicondylitis) occurs when the tendons in your elbow are under too much pressure from motion in the wrist and arm. Then, tiny tears and inflammation can develop on the outside of your elbow. It's usually an issue of overuse, but [...]

SPRAINED ANKLE

SPRAINED ANKLE OVERVIEW A sprained ankle happens over 25,000 times a day.  That’s over 9 million sprained ankles every year.  Obviously, a lot of people get them through various activities, but it is actually the #1 most common sports related injury. An ankle injury generally occurs when there is [...]

LOW BACK PAIN

LOW BACK PAIN OVERVIEW The low back supports the weight of the upper body and provides mobility. For example, muscles in the low back are responsible for flexing and rotating the hips while walking, as well as supporting the spinal column. Nerves in the low back supply sensation and [...]

SHOULDER PAIN

SHOULDER PAIN OVERVIEW The shoulder is made up of several joints that combine with tendons and muscles to allow a wide range of motion in the arm. Because so many of us have rounded shoulders, muscle imbalances can increase instability and pressure, resulting in pain, including tendon inflammation (bursitis [...]

KNEE PAIN

KNEE PAIN OVERVIEW The knee is the largest joint in the human body and functions as a “hinge joint”… it’s where the major bones of the upper body and lower body meet. Injury and pain can be due to bio-mechanical problems, ruptured ligaments (ACL or MCL), torn cartilage, irritation/inflammation [...]

SPRAINED ANKLE

SPRAINED ANKLE OVERVIEW A sprained ankle happens over 25,000 times a day.  That’s over 9 million sprained ankles every year.  Obviously, a lot of people get them through various activities, but it is actually [...]

LOW BACK PAIN

LOW BACK PAIN OVERVIEW The low back supports the weight of the upper body and provides mobility. For example, muscles in the low back are responsible for flexing and rotating the hips while walking, [...]

SHOULDER PAIN

SHOULDER PAIN OVERVIEW The shoulder is made up of several joints that combine with tendons and muscles to allow a wide range of motion in the arm. Because so many of us have rounded [...]

KNEE PAIN

KNEE PAIN OVERVIEW The knee is the largest joint in the human body and functions as a “hinge joint”… it’s where the major bones of the upper body and lower body meet. Injury and [...]