Your feet take a beating throughout your entire life, and the effects of that beating can really start to show once you get older. In addition to the years of wear, tear and constantly bearing your weight, feet experience the same aging process that’s going on the in rest of your body.
The word “creep” already has a negative connotation in various settings, and the anatomical definition of creep can be just as ugly. Creep refers to the progressive deformation of bodily structures which occurs when the structures are under a constant load they were not designed to handle.
If you have a painful knot or taut band in a particular muscle, you may be suffering from the all-too-common myofascial trigger point. Active trigger points are the consistently painful ones, while latent trigger points are those that only cause pain when you apply pressure to them. Both types can lead to more severe issues down the line, although you can take action to help halt their development or eliminate them.
Chronic pain, muscle stiffness, numerous health conditions and even certain cancers may benefit from immersing yourself in a sauna. But not just any sauna will do. Opt for an infrared sauna which can help your body flourish and thrive. Even if you’re not necessarily suffering from a specific condition or pain, infrared sauna use can benefit your body by reducing stiffness and inflexibility when used in conjunction with a fitness program.
If you’re suffering from knee pain, you are certainly not alone. One of the most common ailments to plague active people is knee pain, specifically pain beneath the knee cap. Officially known as anterior knee pain or patellofemoral pain, the condition hits 2.5 million runners each year.1 The condition doesn’t limit itself to only the athletic types, either, as individuals of any background or lifestyle can be prone to the condition.
Better Breathing: Using Pilates and Foundation Training to alleviate the respiratory effects of neurodegenerative disorders
Neuromuscular disorders can be a damaging bunch indeed. The category includes multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, Duchenne muscular dystrophy, Huntington disease and other neurodegenerative disorders of the central nervous system. While the etiology of each disease may be different, all share the common symptom of respiratory dysfunction. Their symptoms often start quietly and insidiously, making it difficult to recognize whether a NMD has taken hold until extreme respiratory duress becomes apparent.
Bunions are common, but not inevitable. Knowing what contributes to their development can help you halt and even prevent this painful condition.
How many hours each day do you spend sitting around? If you’re like most of us, it can be anywhere from 7 to 15 hours, or most of our waking life. Now check out what all that sitting can do to your health.