According to multiple studies, it's estimated that between 20-30% of people in this country suffer from what the CDC terms "high-impact chronic pain," which is pain severe enough that it frequently limits life or work activities. But chronic pain syndrome (CPS) is a common problem that presents a major challenge to health-care providers because of its complex natural history,… Continue reading Defining Chronic Pain
New Years resolutions. We all make them. We all break them. Making a New Year's resolution is a great way to make positive changes in your life, whether it's going to the gym, eating healthier, saving money, or losing weight. But, it's rare you'll keep and succeed at those resolutions for an entire year. According… Continue reading Setting Realistic Goals For The New Year
We all know that being overweight or obese can have serious consequences to our health including diabetes, heart disease, and bone and joint issues. Estimates now show that a third of our population is now seriously overweight. Public officials have warned that the results of physical inactivity and poor diet are catching up to tobacco as… Continue reading How Do Friendships and Family Impact Weight Loss?
This week we'll continue using the resistance bands with a door anchor. This exercise, the straight-arm lat extension can be done either standing or kneeling. Kneeling allows for isolation of the latissimus dorsi muscle (see image below). SET UP Anchor: Secure the band(s) to the door with the door anchor at the top of the door.… Continue reading Exercise Of The Week: Lat Extensions Using Resistance Bands
Feeling a mood change when the seasons shift is a common experience for those who live in areas that have a low percentage of daytime hours. In conjunction with a lack of sunlight, the weather doesn't always allow for outside activity. We surely appreciate our climate when we see images of those dealing with constantly… Continue reading S.A.D. (Seasonal Affective Disorder) It’s More Than Just The Seasonal Blues