After Neck Injuries, How Soon Can You Begin Motion?

After Neck Injuries, How Soon Can You Begin Motion?

Auto accidents rank as the most common source of neck injuries, and research in whiplash gives us one of the best answers to this question. After most neck injuries, you want to get to a physical therapist right away, without waiting. After assessment, the therapist will prescribe some level of motion in most cases. If
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Fit Beats Skinny for Living Longer

Fit Beats Skinny for Living Longer

People are constantly being told to watch their weight, but perhaps the advice should be watch thier muscle mass. Research recently published in The American Journal of Medicine suggests that muscle mass index serves as a better predictor of long life than weight. Most health care professionals are trained to focus on body mass index
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The Smallest Room in the House Found to Be the Most Dangerous

The Smallest Room in the House Found to Be the Most Dangerous

In horror movies, the most dangerous room in your house is the basement. In real life, you should probably fear your bathroom. A CDC (Centers for Disease Control) study found that nonfatal injuries among people above the age of 15 were particularly likely to occur in bathrooms, especially among older adults. Two bathroom locations were
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Is It Pain or Muscle Soreness?

Is It Pain or Muscle Soreness?

When you’re staggering out of your first spin class with aching legs, the first thing crossing your mind is probably not “I wonder if this is exercise-related muscular soreness or pain?” But for safe, injury-free exercise, it’s important to be aware of the difference. Sore calves after a strenuous uphill hike is healthy and expected.
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Arthritis Symptoms Can Be Reduced With Physical Activity and Educational Programs

Arthritis Symptoms Can Be Reduced With Physical Activity and Educational Programs

A recent CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) study notes the prevalence of arthritis and the opportunities that are available to decrease pain and improve function. When people with arthritis engage in physical activity they can reduce their arthritis symptoms by up to 40 percent. Yet, many adults with arthritis are not physically active.
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