In ancient Greece, the best-known remedy for a long-standing headache was to drill a small hole in the skull to drain supposedly infected blood. Fortunately, doctors today don’t resort to power tools to cure headaches, but we still have a lot to learn about this ancient ailment. Dan Kwartler shares what we know (and don’t know) about headaches
My Life Check® was designed by the American Heart Association with the goal of improved health by educating the public on how best to live. These measures have one unique thing in common: any person can make these changes, the steps are not expensive to take and even modest improvements to your health will make a big difference. Start with one or two. This simple, seven step list has been developed to deliver on the hope we all have–to live a long, productive healthy life.
The last few years, it’s all been about high-intensity interval training (HIIT workouts). But is that still the case for 2018. While it is, there are new fitness trends happening. If this is your year to focus on your health and improve your strength and heart health, then you’ll want to pay attention to these seven trends.
It’s worth pointing out that there’s no real “right way” to workout. If you’re doing it safely, any workout is going to be good for you. Of course, some are slightly better than others, but just moving more is something your doctor wants you to do. Getting over 30 minutes a day is going to help improve your overall health.
But you don’t want your workouts to become stale. That’s why in 2018 you’ll want to look at some of the latest fitness trends. You’ll want to find something different, even if you only do a new trend once a week to shake things up a little. Here are the seven freshest trends to try out in 2018.
Take Up a Group Training Program
More people are looking for support with like minded people. When you train in a group, you are more likely to put extra effort in. You don’t want people looking at you and thinking you’re slacking. We don’t want to be the only person taking a break or to be at the back of the group.
To make the most of a group training program, you’ll need to get rid of the thoughts of your school PE sessions. This isn’t about forcing yourself to do something you hate. You get to choose the type of workout you join in with. Read More
In this video Deron Buboltz takes you through his fun, step by step Balance Exercises for Seniors. These balance exercises are designed specifically for fall prevention in the Elderly/Senior community. Deron’s goal is to bring Senior Fitness to a place it has never been before. Watch the Video
If you find daily tasks difficult to do because you suffer from stiffness, swelling, or pain in your hands, the right hand mobility exercises can help get you back in motion.
Therapists usually suggest specific exercises depending on your particular hand or wrist condition. Some help increase a joint’s range of motion or lengthen the muscle and tendons via stretching. Other exercises strengthen muscles around a joint to generate more power or to build greater endurance.
Range-of-motion hand mobility exercises you can do at home
Your muscles and tendons move the joints through arcs of motion, such as when you bend and straighten your fingers. If your normal range of motion is impaired — if you can’t bend your thumb without pain, for example — you may have trouble doing ordinary things like opening a jar.
These exercises move your wrist and fingers through their normal ranges of motion and require all the hand’s tendons to perform their specific functions. They should be done slowly and deliberately, to avoid injury. If you feel numbness or pain during or after exercising, stop and contact your doctor. Read More