The Benefits of Skin-to-Skin Contact for Newborns

The Benefits of Skin-to-Skin Contact for Newborns

When it comes to a new baby, whether you have previous children or not, many people have the same fears. Nurturing another human being whose life depends on you is a big deal, and regardless of how much preparation you attempt, you will always feel a little bit of...
The 6 Types of Headaches and What to do for each

The 6 Types of Headaches and What to do for each

At some point in our lives, we all experience a headache. There are some people who get headaches quite frequently, and others who very rarely experience one. If you find that you’re getting headaches on a regular basis, it’s definitely worth your time to find out why...
Plantar Fasciitis: What It Is & What You Can Do About It

Plantar Fasciitis: What It Is & What You Can Do About It

Have you ever gotten out of bed first thing in the morning only to feel a sharp pain in your foot when taking your first steps? Sometimes that pain lingers for a while but then goes away after you’ve walked for a bit. If you’ve experienced this scenario, you may have...
Myths About Muscle Soreness

Myths About Muscle Soreness

If you’ve ever done any activity out of the ordinary, you know what it’s like to be sore after. If you’ve done squats, you know walking up and down steps is like torture the day after. Or have your arms shaking after an intense workout. Whether you’re still working...
Massage During Cancer Treatments

Massage During Cancer Treatments

A cancer diagnosis is a hard pill to swallow, to say the least. The realization of how much your life will change, the fear of the unknown, and the well-known side effects of treatment are just a few of the thoughts that may cross your mind. While there may be a...
How to Prevent Back Pain While Gardening

How to Prevent Back Pain While Gardening

This is the time of the year that all gardeners love. Whether it’s flowers or herbs, vegetables or fruit, gardeners are in their element right now. But that also means it’s the time of year for a lot of work. All that work, bending, and lifting take a toll on your...
How to Live with Spinal Stenosis

How to Live with Spinal Stenosis

Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spinal canal, the space that contains the spinal cord. This is most often caused by degenerative changes; some sort of normal shift or loss that occurs over time, such as with herniated discs, arthritic changes, compression...
How Stress Affects Your Body

How Stress Affects Your Body

We all wear many hats in our busy lives. Whether you work or stay home, have children or don’t, own a business, or work for someone else, if you’re human, you have stress. Period. It’s an unavoidable part of life. And while you may feel the emotional weight of all...
How Sleep Affects Muscle Growth

How Sleep Affects Muscle Growth

It seems no matter the time of year, we’re all bombarded with tips on eating right and working out; advice on everything from what you need to eat to lose weight, how many times a day you need to eat, the perfect time to work out, or what exercises you need to do to...
How Muscle Imbalances Can Lead to Pain and Injury

How Muscle Imbalances Can Lead to Pain and Injury

A muscle imbalance is simply when one muscle or muscle group is stronger than another. For example, your right arm may be stronger than your left, or your biceps are stronger than your triceps. It’s typically not much of a problem; we’re rather asymmetrical beings in...
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