Do This Dynamic Stretching Routine Before Running To Avoid Injuries
12 February 2015
Forget about what your elementary school gym teacher taught you about touching your toes and doing v-sit stretches before working out. As it turns out, research has shown that static stretches like these, when performed before a workout, can actually inhibit the muscle's ability to fire. A far better pre-run stretching routine relies on dynamic stretches, which involve taking the muscle through repetitive motions to loosen it up. This warms the muscle and helps prevent injury.
Drinking In The Background: Senior Citizens and Alcohol Abuse
6 February 2015
Approximately 40% of Americans over the age of 65 drink alcohol. A large number of these senior citizens have alcohol problems, but so many of them go undiagnosed. When senior citizens combine alcohol problems with prescription medications and existing medical conditions, the results can be deadly. Here is a look at senior citizen drinking and why older Americans slip through the cracks, especially if they live at home and receive in-home nursing services.
3 Nail Fungus Home Remedies To Try Before Visiting The Doctor
4 February 2015
Toenail fungus is about as much fun as it sounds. It is a common condition that can lead to discomfort in your toes and toenails, thickened and yellowed toenails, and even broken nails as well. Onychomycosis affects up to 32 million people in America alone, and it can be a very tough condition to beat. Since the fungus is actually down in the nail bed, many over-the-counter treatments are simply ineffective at rooting out the fungus entirely—many people will see improvement but never see complete eradication of the fungus.
Recreational Therapy For PTSD
30 January 2015
Trauma can bring lasting and sometimes damaging changes to your life. Whether the trauma is physical, sexual or psychological, it can create long term anxiety, depression and trouble coping with everyday life. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is the long term symptoms experienced after a traumatic event, and PTSD is experienced by roughly 7.8% of America's population. PTSD behaviors can include intrusive thinking about the event, avoidance of anything in your life that reminds you of the event, and a very heightened startle or "