Safely Take Your Fitness to the Next Level

So you've been exercising regularly for a while, but you start to notice that the fitness gains you experience are no longer as great as when you first started. This is because you now have to work harder to challenge your stronger body. If you are in this situation,...

Space-age Solution to Air Purification

It appears that our office and apartment spaces share something in common with a NASA spaceship -- poor air quality. In an effort to save energy on heating and cooling, a lot of buildings were sealed and insulated. The problem with this: as more and more...

Walking to Lose Weight

Walking is a gentle, low-impact, but effective way to improve your health and fitness level. If performed regularly, brisk walking can give you many of the benefits associated with move vigorous exercises, including weight loss. Here's a sample walking...

Is Sitting Disease the New Epidemic?

We know this: Too much sitting is bad. However, despite the numerous studies showing how sitting for prolonged periods can result in a host of health problems, people find it difficult get out of the habit. Common behaviors in which human beings now spend...

How to Burn Calories without “Exercising”

We all know that exercise is an important part of staying healthy. We also know that there are times when we're just not motivated to step into that treadmill or lift those weights. The good news is you can still get a good amount of workout without feeling like...

More Reasons to Eat Fruits

The Vitamin-C, folate, anthocyanins, quercetin and kaempferol in strawberries provide an excellent line of defense against cancer and tumor growth. In fact, it was shown that the daily intake of strawberries is connected to a significant reduction in...

Chiropractor Volunteers Services, Helps the Poor in Brazil

Dr. Stephen Brune recently returned from Manaus, Brazil — his eleventh trip since 2011 — where he volunteered his services to help provide healthcare to people in poverty-stricken areas of the world. He joined a group of 28 healthcare volunteers from across the US to...

Staying Safe by Preventing Falls

Did you know that falls are the most common cause of traumatic brain injuries, with those occurring in the home considered as one of the leading causes of injury-related death in the United States? As common as it is, preventing falls could be as simple as getting rid...

How Exercise Can Relieve Joint Pain

Joint pain limits the things that we can do. It makes otherwise enjoyable activities less pleasurable. While you might think that exercise would just aggravate the pain, experts are saying that it can actually help relieve or lessen shoulder, hip, knee or ankle pain...

Running With Sciatica

Did you know that an hour of running can, statistically speaking, increase your life expectancy by seven hours? While, running may be more effective at prolonging life than walking, cycling or swimming according to a review of evidence published in the journal...

Top 5 Reasons to Add Avocados in Your Diet

The avocado is a unique fruit because unlike most fruits that primarily contain carbohydrates, avocados are loaded with fats. It is prized for its high nutrient content, its good flavor and rich texture. Looking for reasons to add avocados to your diet?  Here are five...

Avoiding Pain Through Proper Posture

Posture is the position our bodies assume when we stand sit or lie down. It involves different groups of muscles working together to hold the body's position or prevent us from falling to the ground. While we normally do not consciously control how our muscles...

Pull the Weeds, Not Your Back

Springtime is a great time for gardening. This activity, however, often involves holding specific positions for long periods of time, which can strain your muscles and joints. To avoid the aches and pains of gardening, try these tips: Hamstring Stretch - Stretch your...

The Stability Ball

Why use a stability ball? Exercising with a stability ball as opposed to exercising on a flat surface has a very important benefit: It strengthens more muscles without needing to add more load. The unstable nature of the ball means that the body has to activate more...

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