Ways to Relieve Tight Muscles

Muscle tightness can happen for a variety of reasons. They can range from fatigue to stress to dehydration. Whatever the cause, muscle tightness leads to pain. Below are some ways to help relieve tight muscles. Ice: The coldness of ice reduces inflammation, a potential source of muscle pain. Heat: This can help a tense muscle […]
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Can Your Sleep Position Affect Back Pain?

Back pain can disrupt sleep. Inversely, poor sleeping posture can exasperate back pain creating a vicious cycle. Sleep is important for our overall health and everyone is vulnerable to back pain. Around 80% of the population will experience back pain at some point in their lives. Thirty-seven percent of people also report that back pain […]
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Biking Health Benefits

Active Commuting Linked to Numerous Health Benefits A large study recently published in the British Medical Journal finds that active commuting, particularly biking and walking, is associated with multiple health benefits. Results show people who cycle to work have a 46 percent lower risk of heart disease and a 45 percent lower risk of cancer […]
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Prevent Injury While Gardening

It’s time to bring out the green thumb because gardening season is upon us. Many enjoy gardening and its numerous health benefits. However, it is important to be mindful of the stress and strain activities such as digging, planting, weeding, and raking can cause. The back, knees, neck, and shoulders can be especially vulnerable to […]
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Higher Risk of Health Problems for Night Owls

A recent study finds that night owls are more at risk for health problems such as diabetes, sarcopenia (a condition where the body gradually loses muscle mass), and metabolic syndrome (a collection of health conditions that increases the risk of diabetes, heart disease, and stroke). This is true even if the night owls sleep the […]
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