Your knees take a beating day in and day out. Every step you take puts a force equal to 1.5 times your bodyweight on your knees—and that’s when you’re walking on level ground. That force is greater on an incline, and even an activity as simple as squatting to tie your shoelace puts a force equal to four or five times your bodyweight on your knees.
Summertime is just around the corner. Have you started planning your summer vacation? It’s easy to let vacation derail healthy eating and exercise routines, but just because you’re on vacation doesn’t mean you can’t keep up with your healthy habits.
The American College of Sports Medicine predicted that bodyweight training would top the fitness trends of 2015, and an analysis of data from activity tracking devices and digital fitness apps by HIS Inc. confirms it. Americans are looking for back-to-basics fitness programs that focus on building strength and the importance of recovery.
Having trouble falling asleep and staying asleep at night? Try exercise—just don’t expect to see improvements overnight.
Research has long suggested the sleep benefits of exercise, but more recent studies reveal that you won’t see those benefits immediately. In a 16-week study, volunteers didn’t notice much improvement in their sleep patterns until the end of the 16 weeks. In the same way that getting good sleep depends on exercise, getting a good exercise in is often dependent on getting a good night’s sleep the night before.
Dieting is rarely easy, but things get even more challenging when you lack motivation to stick to it. If you’ve ever had a hard time sticking to a diet or have a tendency to throw in the towel when the going gets tough, you aren’t alone.
Struggling to stick to a diet is a common problem, but it isn’t impossible to overcome. Here are a few tips to help you stay track.
In celebration of Nurse’s Week (May 6-12), North Central Surgical Center wants to recognize all of our nurses who dedicate so much time and energy into providing the highest quality care for our patients. We are proud to call you our own.
Feeling the burn? That muscle burn you feel during an intense workout is due to the buildup of lactic acid in the muscles. Lactic acid is the cause of the temporary burn during an active workout; it is not (contrary to popular belief) the primary cause of your muscle soreness for the hours and days post-workout.
Doctors commonly use diagnostic imaging techniques to narrow down possible causes of pain or illness for a more accurate diagnosis. There are different types of diagnostic imaging, including X-rays, CT scans and MRI. The type of imaging used depends on the part of the body the doctor wants to see on an image, as well as the type of imaging that is readily available to the patient.
Does your child complain of achy, throbbing legs, particularly at nighttime? Though any parent would be concerned when a child complains of pain, your child is most likely experiencing nothing more than “growing pains”—a common complaint affecting 25 to 40 percent of children.
One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. That makes skin cancer the most common form of cancer in the United States. Nearly 13,000 people die from skin cancer in America every year. Melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, will claim an estimated 10,000 lives this year.