Category Archives: General Health

5 Amino Acids that Will Improve Your Life

5 Important Amino Acids

Everyone can benefit from amino acid supplements, not just athletes. You might be wondering how an amino acid can improve your life. To begin, amino acids are the building blocks of proteins which is a major component of every single cell in the body. Proteins provide the structure and support our cells need. Think of […]

5 Problems with the American Diet

Problems with the American Diet

In 2015 the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released new dietary guidelines about healthy eating. The guideline includes eating less sugar, limiting calories from saturated fats, and reducing sodium intake1. All the suggestions given are perfectly reasonable. But the only problem is that most American’s don’t follow them. Alongside our high consumption of […]

What You Should Know About Plantar Fasciitis

What is plantar fasciitis

If you sit down and place your feet together then flex your toes upwards, the slight pull that you feel at the soles of your feet is a band of tissue called the plantar fascia. It connects your heel bone to your toes. When the plantar fascia is strained, it becomes weak, swollen, and irritated. […]

Desks Jobs and Joint Pain: How to Deal

Desk Job and Joint Pain

If you work a desk job, you are probably familiar with the aches and pains that come from sitting all day. Back pain, neck or shoulder tension, headaches, or knee issues are common conditions associated with prolonged sitting. Steven Conway, Ph.D., a chiropractor and attorney in Wisconsin, and a spokesperson for the American Chiropractic Association, […]

What you should know about a herniated disc

Herniated disk

The term herniated disc sounds like a painful condition—and, unfortunately, it usually is. Our spine is made up of tiny individual bones (called vertebrae). Between each bone is a rubbery cushion (called a disc) that stops the bones from rubbing against one another. However, if one of the discs slips out of place or prolapses, […]

How to choose a supportive pair of athletic shoes

Good Pair of Shoes

It’s easy to overlook the importance of good footwear. You may even think about spending a little less money on a pair of shoes for your physical activities. But think again. A poor choice in footwear can cause all sorts of problems: foot pain, back pain, achilles tendinitis, runner’s knee, and a whole host of other […]

Why is hydration a necessary part of exercise recovery?

two women on exercise bikes hydrating with water

Up to 60% of the human body is water. When we exercise for even just an hour, we can lose anywhere from 0.5–2 liters of that water (depending on factors such as heat and clothing)1. Whether you’re an elite athlete or a weekend warrior, drinking water during and after exercise is essential if you want […]

5 Reasons to Go See Your Physical Therapist

Physical therapy appointment

Once in awhile, we all have those moments where we suffer from minor aches and pains like back pain, a pulled muscle, or a stretched tendon. While these conditions are uncomfortable to deal with, they are usually not bad enough to warrant a trip to the doctor. However, we’re usually left wondering: Do we stay […]

Why is sitting considered the new smoking?

Sitting is the New Smoking

Smoking is bad for your health. There’s nothing controversial about that statement. But twenty years ago, that wasn’t the case. Smoking indoors, in cars, in schools, and in shopping malls was a normal part of life. As decades went by, we learned that smoking can kill and society as a whole changed its behavior towards […]

5 Essential Nutrients You Need After Age 40

2 couples over 40 backpacking

Forty is the new thirty. Or so the saying goes. Although that might not be strictly true, it’s true that these days we’re all living longer, healthier lives. One of the reasons behind this is that many of us have now become a lot more health conscious by following healthier diets, getting enough exercise, and cutting down […]