You may have heard the term scleroderma but what does it mean? The first half of the word has roots in the Greek word “skleros,” or “hard.” The second half of the word, “-derma,” means “skin.” According to the American College of Rheumatology, “Scleroderma (or systemic sclerosis) is an autoimmune
Low back pain is extremely common and affects most people at some point in their lifetime. Estimates show that up to 36 percent of us will suffer from a new or recurrent episode of low back pain in a given year. Much of it originates in the lumbar area. If
How long has it been since you changed your exercise routine?
a. Three months
b. Six months
c. One year
d. It’s been so long, you can’t remember
If your answer is a, b, c, or d, it’s probably time to re-evaluate and update your exercise program, especially the strength training component.
Why? Because the demands
Of all the classic osteoporosis symptoms of the spine, the possibility of “hunchback” should motivate you to a prevention strategy. No matter your age or bone density, there’s much you can do now…
Hot summer weather is perfect for swimming and barbecues. Too much of a good thing, though, requires caution: If you become too hot—easy to do during record-setting heat waves—you run the risk of risk of heatstroke. What is heatstroke? It’s defined as a condition in which you’re no longer able
Remember that time you cleared your second plate and then went whole hog at the Thanksgiving dessert table? You may not recall the exact foods you ate, but the bloating, nausea, and discomfort that ensued are likely etched into your brain. Now imagine suffering these feelings multiple times a week,
ALS—the abbreviation for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis—is a rare neurological disorder that’s eventually fatal. It was July 4, 1939, when Lou Gehrig made his famous “luckiest man alive” speech at Yankee Stadium, an event that helped give widespread attention to ALS. Gehrig, when he was diagnosed, was only 36 years old
Calories Burned: Cardio vs. Resistance Training
Researchers from Auckland University of Technology wanted to know if burning calories doing cardiovascular exercise was the same as burning calories doing resistance training. They conducted a small study that looked at physiological and hormonal responses to the two different workouts. The number of calories burned, and the duration of
Think of your hips as your entrance ramp to the highway of movement. When they’re functioning well, the rest of your body (the traffic) is able to keep moving. When they’re not, you’ve got your own personal traffic jam.
“Walking, moving, it all starts at the hips,” explains Tiffany Chag, MS,
Diabetes is associated with a range of potentially serious complications, including pain and other symptoms in the extremities due to neuropathy: nerve damage that prevents the transmission of information from the body to the brain. When the arms, hands, legs and feet are affected, the condition is known as peripheral