Whether you’re upping your gym membership in an effort to lose a little holiday weight or overhauling your lifestyle completely on doctors orders, the struggle is real.
Back pain is something almost, if not everyone, experiences at some point in their life. It could be a result of aging, injury, pregnancy, bending down to make your bed at just the wrong angle...or any number of reasons. However, back pain doesn’t have to keep you from living a full life or from partaking in physical activities you once enjoyed. These are 3 misconceptions about back pain you should be ignoring, and a few things to try on your way to feeling like your best self again. 1. Movement Hurts, So It Must Be Bad According to the University of Iowa (1), just because a certain movement or activity causes discomfort, does not mean that it is causing damage. In...
The holiday season seems to come around earlier each year, bringing with it Christmas decorations, commercials, holiday music and well-meaning friends and colleagues with lots and lots of delicious treats. That means added sugar, butter and fat with your season's greetings.
When you are in your 20’s it seems as though your energy reserves are boundless. You can go to the gym in the morning, work all day, meet friends in the evening and stay up talking into the early morning hours. Then, after just a few hours of sleep, you can wake up to your alarm at the crack of dawn and do it all over again.