Sprains and strains are among the most common injuries related to sports and exercise. Factors contributing to these types of injuries include poor conditioning, fatigue, improper warm-up, environmental conditions and/or poor equipment. Although they are similar, sprains and strains are not the same.
Dallas is more than just a concrete jungle. You don’t have to look far through the maze of skyscrapers, high rises and highways to find a wide-open space or wooded trail to soak in some nature while getting a little exercise.
Breast cancer is one of the deadliest forms of cancer for women in the U.S., second only to lung cancer. The good news is that breast cancer death rates have been decreasing over the last 30 years, in part due to advances in breast cancer treatment, earlier detection through screening and increased breast cancer awareness.
If you’re like most Americans, you squeeze your workouts into an already-busy day, so it’s important that your workout is effective and efficient. When it comes to some exercises—particularly some weightlifting or strength training exercises—you could be getting more out of your workout by trading your moves for some more effective alternatives.
If you have ever had to see a physical therapist, you know just how important physical therapy can be in addressing pain and mobility issues. Since 1992, October has been designated as National Physical Therapy Month to raise awareness about physical therapy and its role in helping people stay healthy and improve function.
Do you feel like you can predict changes in the weather based on how your joints feel? Millions of Americans suffer from joint pain due to arthritis and other joint-related issues, and many of them are able to recognize a coming change in weather based on an increase in pain. While it might sound crazy, there may actually be science to explain the correlation between joint pain and weather changes.
Tennis elbow, or lateral epicondylitis, causes inflammation and pain in the outer portion of the elbow, where the tendons and forearm muscles meet the humerus (the bone in the upper arm). Tennis elbow can affect anyone; in fact, about 80 percent of people who get tennis elbow aren’t actually tennis players. The same symptom on the inside of the elbow is a condition known as “golfer’s elbow,” or medial epicondylitis.
After surgery, your body needs enough calories and nutrients to fully recover from the procedure. Eating the right foods after surgery can decrease risk of infection, speed healing of the incision and increase strength and energy. The best post-surgery foods to eat are packed full of vitamins and minerals.
Working out is great for your health, whether you do it on a treadmill at the gym or prefer to be outside. However, there is some research to suggest that an outdoor workout has even more benefits than indoor exercise. Researchers have found that outdoor activities—including walking, running and biking—have a greater impact on mental health and stress reduction than indoor activities.
Baseball (and softball) season is here, and ball diamonds everywhere are packed with players and fans—and we’re not only talking about the pros, but youth baseball, Little League and recreational softball leagues, too.