By now you may realize—because all of the body’s systems are interconnected—that there is usually more than one cause con-tributing to your fatigue. When one of your body’s systems is out of balance (if, for example, your HPA axis is malfunctioning be-cause of chronic stress), then other systems (like your
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If you have any of the following environmental risk factors, the good news is that by altering them, you may be able to lower your risk of back pain in the future.
Most people relate smoking to heart and lung problems, but it also puts you at risk for back pain.
Living with arthritis can be tough. It affects you physically and emotionally, and also can impact all of the practical aspects of your life. Moreover, when it comes to arthritis care, everyone is different: What works for one person may not work for you—so experiment, and come up with a
Welcome to Easy Exercises for Bones & Joints, the seventh and latest Special Report in the UCLA Health Stay Fit Series. Legions of people like you throughout the U.S. have been using the Stay Fit reports to maintain good health and fitness. With the publication of this new report, now
We sometimes associate hip problems with elderly adults—women more often than men—who have fallen and suffered a fractured hip. But middle-aged and not-yet-elderly individuals can have a variety of hip problems in addition to fractures. The type of injury or condition affects symptoms as well as treatment. With luck, the
Despite being such a common ailment, back pain is not completely understood. More than 85 percent of all cases have a diagnosis of “nonspecific low back pain.” Nonspecific pain means that all potentially serious diagnoses have been ruled out, but the cause of the pain is still unknown. Many patients
You’ve probably heard about so-called “superfoods” and may be wondering how these fit into a healthy dietary pattern. The answer starts with vegetables. Diane L. McKay, PhD, a professor and researcher at Tufts and the Tufts consulting editor for this report, explains: “They’re all super! Eating a variety of vegetables
The one supplement most experts recommend to almost everyone—no matter your age, height, weight, or gender—is omega-3 fatty acids. Because of their wide-ranging health benefits, omega-3 supplements are the closest thing we have to a miracle pill. But why? Simply put, omega-3 fatty acids are essential.
The body can synthesize
If you’re female, you have a significantly increased risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis (RA)—about 75 percent of people with RA are women.
“While it is well known that RA is more common in women than in men, the reason for this is not understood,” says Susan Goodman, MD, a rheumatologist at
For the next few minutes, try to forget everything you’ve heard about flexibility. Suspend any preconceived notions about stretching, warming up, joint range of motion, and preventing injuries.
Just hit the reset button on the whole topic and let’s start over with what evidence-based medicine tells us and common-sense practice shows