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  • Maintaining Body Temperature: Avoiding Heat Illness

    Many things start to change as we age. One thing that you would never think of is our ability to regulate our body temperature. Normal internal body temperature is 98.6 F. Our bodies function best in a narrow range of that temperature. Changes in our internal temperature that will respond to changes in weather conditions, exercise, or by other means can have detrimental effects if unable to regulate properly. There are 4 different way that our bodies regulate temperature: Vaporization -> this i…

  • Wellness Products: Narrowing Down a Broad Market

    Low back and neck pain are some of the biggest problems we have in the US in terms of physical health/wellness. Low back and neck pain are 2 of the most common reasons people get referred to physical therapy, and we spend around $380 billion dollars (as of 2016) treating low back and neck pain in the US annually. That’s more than was spent on treating heart disease, diabetes, and falls combined. With the big dollars associated with treating low back and neck pain comes a plethora of products, mo…

  • Muscle Stiffness and Inflammation: How Nutrition Plays a Key Role

    Time to put down the pain pill! The pharmacy doesn’t have to be part of your routine! Muscle tension, stiffness, and inflammation does not need to be accepted as part of life. In fact, taking a closer look at (and making small changes to) your diet can make dramatic changes to chronic inflammation, and risk of disease. Foods associated with chronic inflammation and muscle stiffness Refined sugars and carbohydrates: sugar drinks like sodas, punch, and fruit juices, white bread and pasta Dessert…

  • Resolution to Health

    As the year comes to a close, many of us will be making a resolution for the new year. Many of us want this resolution to be a firm decision to make a change to improve our lives in some form or fashion. It’s a decision to start doing something good or stop doing something bad that can improve our lives overall in the next year. Many common New Year’s resolutions are to exercise more, stop useless spending, lose weight, or decrease stress in their life. However, statistics show that only 8% of A…

  • Christmas shopping and why it always makes my upper back hurt!

    As the Holiday season approaches, many of us may like to get an early start on our Christmas shopping. “The early bird gets the worm.” Right? Many of us have kids, nieces, nephews, grandkids, and close friends to take care of. Walking through the busy malls, moving from department to department can become exhausting. Carrying bags upon bags of gifts at one time for hours on end can begin to cause fatigue and pain to your upper and mid back. As Christmas day approaches, shopping can become more a…