Category "Women’s Health"

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Choosing The Right Personal Trainer

images-8Thinking about working with a personal trainer? You have reason to be selective when deciding whom to trust. Most trainers look fit, talk a good game and project confidence. Many also have a few letters after their name, representing certifications earned by passing an exam or two. Though that is commendable, avoid letting it sway you. Many also lack an important foundation of knowledge, the science that is vital to understanding the musculoskeletal system. Without this, how can a trainer make the right choices for you? How will your program meet your specific needs and progress safely? How will the money you invest in your workouts also arm you with the education that will allow you to work out independently with confidence?

Ten Tips For Improving Your Health While You Sleep

images-5When we sleep, we generally remain in one position for an extended period of time. Prolonged positioning may cause arthritis pain and stiffness to flare up and can result in a myriad of other aches and pains. Many of these problems can be minimized or prevented. Here are some tips to help you wake up refreshed and feeling better.

A Safer Way To Weight Loss And Fitness

DP222Overuse and repetitive stress injuries result from placing more demand on the body than it can tolerate. These include such things as sprains (of ligaments), strains (of muscles and tendons) and stress fractures. Overuse injuries often occur when people begin or resume an exercise program, ramp a program up too quickly or exercise for too long (and fatigue sets in). Breakdown may also result if an exerciser focuses on perfecting a specific a skill, requiring a great deal of repetition. The outcome of using poor form with exercise or doing exercises that are, in and of themselves, unsafe is also likely to be overuse injury. Most of these practices appear to be routine on The Biggest Loser.

Work Doesn’t Have To Be A (Literal) Pain In The Neck

images-6The allure of the internet and the demands of work have many of us spending inordinate amounts of time hunched over our desks and staring at computer monitors. Add stress to the equation and the outcome is likely to be complaints of neck or back pain, headaches, jaw pain, or repetitive stress injuries (such as carpal tunnel syndrome). Here are some simple steps you can take to launch a pre-emptive strike and prevent the computer from winning!

Ten Tips To Avoid Injury When Shoveling Snow

shoveling snowAre you stuck with the unwelcome task of shoveling snow? I’ve got your back! Snow is pretty heavy, especially the really wet stuff. If you haven’t been hitting the gym regularly or training for snow shoveling as your sport of choice, you may be waking up with some aches and pains. Here are a few tips to dig yourself out a little more safely.

Preventing Pregnancy Aches And Pains

imagesPregnancy is an adventure – a time to nurture oneself and begin nesting as well as a time of excitement and change. It is also an opportunity to indulge a little – hey you are going to gain weight anyway! But, pregnancy can also come hand in hand with a few unwelcome side effects. Here are a few tips to help you recognize and avoid some of the less desirable, but not uncommon, aspects of pregnancy.