Without warning, you wake up with a paralyzing stiffness in your calf or foot. Whether you call it a foot or leg cramp (aka “charley horse”), it happens when a muscle gets involuntarily stiff and can’t relax. Here’s what causes these cramps, as well as tips to help prevent them.
Sitting most of the day can harm cardiovascular health, study finds. Cleveland Clinic offers creative strategies to integrate more activity into your day to reduce your overall risk of heart disease.
Yoga is a great tool for lowering stress and relieving tension. Take a quick break from your chaotic work day and do these 12 yoga poses at your desk to get through your day.
You may think yoga is too fast-paced and complex for you. Or that you’re not young enough, thin enough or flexible enough. Think again!
Contributor: Rebecca Justen, DPT, OCS One of the best things you can do during pregnancy is to continue to work out. It’s shown to help expectant mothers maintain a good weight, avoid the minor discomforts of pregnancy, and improve posture and body mechanics. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends that pregnant women exercise three … Read More
Contributor: Carol Ferkovic Mack, DPT, SCS, CSCS Dynamic stretching has gained in popularity. As a type of stretching based on movement, it’s a great way to warm up before exercise or sports. While most popular with sprinters and soccer players, dynamic stretches are ideal for any exercise that uses explosive moments, such as basketball, volleyball and tennis. These stretches focus on actively … Read More
Take steps to prevent blisters by keeping your skin dry. Learn the safest ways to treat blisters, if you get them, to avoid infection.
Increasing exercise to reduce body fat could decrease the risk of breast cancer for postmenopausal women, a new study finds. Body fat has been associated with an increased risk of postmenopausal breast cancer. Canadian researchers found postmenopausal women who exercised at least 300 minutes per week were more successful at reducing total body fat compared … Read More
If your doctor has told you that you’re at risk for diabetes you can tackle the threat on your own through a plan that combines weight loss and physical activity. All programs, however, are not created equal.
Sleep apps and online programs are becoming a popular way to combat sleep issues. Many find these techy tools can give you the feedback and instruction that can help you get back to sleep.