The Top Benefits of Hydration and Top Dangers of Dehydration

Dehydration and Hydration

Every living thing needs water to survive. From an insect to an elephant. Our bodies are about 60% water. Our cells, organs, every part of our bodies needs water. Your need for water is more than just survival. Being hydrated makes you feel so much better! Hydration gives you more energy, flushes out your body, […]

What is causing your joint pain?

Joint Pain causes

Throbbing. Aching. Dull pain. Sharp pain. Whether you’ve had joint pain for one week or one decade, it’s dreadful. It affects your day-to-day activities. And as long as you have it, your quality of life seems to decline. Your routine changes, sometimes your hobbies change, and it just puts a wrench in your comfort. If […]

Stress and the female body

Women and stress

It’s often said that stress is a silent killer—but what exactly is stress? It’s the physical and chemical reaction that our body starts when it believes it’s under attack. When we sense danger—either real or imagined—the body’s defenses get activated in a rapid, automatic process known as the fight-or-flight response. Fight or flight is not […]

7 Potential Symptoms of Osteoarthritis

Man showing symptoms of Osteoarthritis and knee pain

Over 30 million Americans live with osteoarthritis. It is now the number one cause of disability in the United States1,2. Osteoarthritis is the wear and tear of the joints that happens over time (and usually affects older individuals). Those who suffer from osteoarthritis may have one or more of the following symptoms: Pain This is […]

10 Common Pregnancy Myths Debunked

Pregnancy Myths

When you’re pregnant, you’re likely to hear a lot of strange myths, funny anecdotes, and advice that may sound downright odd. Most of these things are amusing, some give conflicting opinions, and other bits of information are just plain false. With that said, here is a quick look at some of the more popular pregnancy […]

We All Need Supplements: The Elderly, The Injured, & Everyone Else

We All Need Supplements

When you think of someone who takes supplements, you might not think of yourself. You may think of the elderly next door neighbor who takes bone and joint supplements or your sister-in-law who takes prenatal supplements or your co-worker who takes every vitamin on the market. But what about you? Do you need that extra […]

Common Athlete Injuries: Fractures

Athlete in the city stretching before a run

A fracture can happen to anyone. But athletes are especially susceptible. In fact, 10% of all athlete injuries are fractures—and they can take up to nine weeks to heal. A fracture occurs when a bone cracks or breaks. A fracture is typically either an open or closed fracture. The difference? An open fracture is a clean […]