Chronic pain is any type of pain that lasts longer than 3-6 months. It is a serious problem that affects about 50 million Americans today. Reliance on opioids to solve this problem has led to the worst drug crisis in history with the number of opioid-related deaths more than quadrupling between the years between 1999 and 2017.
Golf is a sport that people of all age groups and skill levels can play, and as with any sport, injuries are a part of the game. The complex and dynamic nature of the golf swing accounts for most injuries linked to golf. Recreational golfers get injured mostly due to improper technique, while professional golfers are often plagued with overuse injuries.
It has been estimated that about 80% of the American population will experience back pain at some point in their lives. A sedentary lifestyle, poor posture, and compressive stresses acting on the spine throughout the day are some of the causes for this condition.
New Year’s resolutions are a great way to focus on things that are most important to you, whether it is improving your health or overcoming a bad habit. Once you have set the ball rolling by resolving to make positive changes in your life, how do you keep your motivation over the course of the year?
Did you know that heart disease is the #1 cause of death across the globe? The frequent consumption of processed foods, increased stress levels, and a sedentary lifestyle are mainly responsible for this situation. The good news is you can dramatically lower your risk for developing heart disease with heart-healthy nutrition.
Cervical cancer occurs when previously healthy cells in a woman’s cervix (the passage between the uterus and the vagina) show abnormal changes such as growing and multiplying out of control. What causes it is uncertain, but it may be related to certain lifestyle and environmental factors as well as the presence of the human papilloma virus (HPV).
Knee osteoarthritis is a debilitating condition caused due to injury or degeneration of the knee joints leading to pain, inflammation and increased stiffness in your knees. You will have difficulty walking, bending, stair climbing and even lying down or sitting. Knee osteoarthritis makes most of your knee and leg movements difficult.
The holiday season brings with it a variety of joys like get-togethers with family and friends, traveling, shopping and eating various delicacies ranging from deep fried snacks to sugar coated treats. However, overindulgence in these holiday delights comes with its own share of health issues like putting on weight, stomach upset, and guilt feelings.
Holidays are supposed to help you catch up on rest and relaxation; however, they can be stressful if you must do a lot of planning, cooking, cleaning and shopping. These factors coupled with the failure to express your problems to loved ones can lead to depression and anxiety. Here are a few tips to help you keep stress at bay.