Which Exercises Help and Which Exercises Hurt?

Most people know that they need to exercise. Maybe you have had the experience of going to the doctor’s office and the doctor tells you that you need to exercise.

If you have never exercised, or haven’t exercised in years, how do you get into exercise? Which exercises are good for you and won’t hurt or injure you? Which exercises shod you stay away from because they are too tough on your body and will cause injury? Continue reading Which Exercises Help and Which Exercises Hurt?

Exercise, Disease, and Chronic Pain

Exercise is good for you. Exercise can make you look and feel better over time. It is by far the best way to keep yourself looking and feeling young, and preventing your actual age from catching up with you.

But what if you suffer from a disease process such as multiple sclerosis (MS), diabetes, or arthritis? What if you suffer from chronic pain? Is it still alright to exercise? Should you work through the pain? Will you be harming yourself more? Continue reading Exercise, Disease, and Chronic Pain

Tips for Keeping your Joints Pain Free

 

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), approximately 50 million people are affected with osteo-arthritis.

Osteo-arthritis (OA) is a painful and limiting joint disease. It is progressive and gets worse over time. If not managed, then the affected joint will further degenerate as time goes on. OA is the breaking down, or degeneration, of a joint. This can happen from wear and tear, from repetitive motions, from trauma or injury. All of these things will cause OA in the long term.  Once you have OA, these issues will cause the OA to progress faster than it would otherwise.

There are many things that you can do to maintain healthy, pain and OA free joints. OA, pain and loss of motion is not an inevitability. If you don’t have OA you can prevent it. If you are already afflicted by OA, then there is a lot you can do to manage the joint and prevent the arthritis from progressing to the point of not being able to use the joint and having to get a joint replacement. Continue reading Tips for Keeping your Joints Pain Free

Exercises for Arthritis

Arthritis can make doing anything painful. While in pain, it is hard to imagine that exercise could help to reduce the pain, but in the long run, it will.

Exercise is one of the most important aspects to keeping yourself healthy. It is a way where you can take control of your health, and control how you will feel in the future. You can’t control 100% of your health, but any way that you can positively affect your health is important to take advantage of. Continue reading Exercises for Arthritis

Exercises for Elderly Women

It is never too late to start exercising and taking care of yourself. If you are a 75 year old woman with arthritis, joint pain and osteoporosis and have never exercised a day in your life, it is never too late to start. There are studies demonstrating the effectiveness of exercise on those 86 to 92 year olds. You just have to do the right exercises, and target the right areas. Continue reading Exercises for Elderly Women

Low Back Pain,Common Causes and Prevention

          Low back pain is extremely prevalent in our society. Chances are that if you haven’t had a debilitating episode of low back pain throughout your life, someone you know has had one.  A 2006 study from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, states that low back pain is the second most common cause for people seeking medical care, second only to the common cold. And unfortunately, medical doctors can’t do much for low back pain, except prescribe some pain pills, muscle relaxers, or steroids. While these pills can be effective at reducing pain, they do nothing to treat the cause of low back pain, or speed up the healing time. Continue reading Low Back Pain,Common Causes and Prevention