Sometimes it can be hard to believe that our spines aren’t engaged in some harmful conspiracy against us. So many people suffer from some degree of back pain, after all! And the people who have even the slightest bit of discomfort in their back find it extremely difficult to find any relief or comfort. Part of that might be because it’s incredibly difficult to find a comfortable position when you’re acutely aware of your spine. (Seriously, think about it. How comfortable do you feel right this minute, now that you’re aware of your spine and … [Read more...] about Why Do So Many of Us Have Back Pain?
There are a variety of ways to get moving and exercise your body. Even doing household chores is a form of exercising - though I have no idea why anyone would want to make THAT their daily routine. Whatever your preference is, we're sure to have something that covers it here!
If your child hasn’t already been through this phase, the chances are they will do one day soon. We’re talking about the ‘why’ phase of course! Why is the sky blue? Why can’t I wear my bathing suit to school? Why can I not have another birthday party this week? This phase (let’s be honest), can be kind of annoying after a while! But you can also harness it and use it to your power. One day, your kid will start asking questions about food, and exercise and their health. Why can’t I have candy for every meal? Why do we have to walk to school? … [Read more...] about Getting Your Children More Actively Involved In Their Own Health
Life happens. What is your plan for making it through an unexpected injury? Oh, you don’t have a plan? That’s a problem isn’t it? Here’s how to deal with the emotional side of an unexpected injury and come out on the “other side” stronger than before. Get Moving According to Burch, George & Germany, P.C a personal injury attorney in Oklahoma, one of the hardest things for clients to do after an injury is to get moving again. Being a former legal assistant, and the survivor of a few auto accident injuries myself, I know this … [Read more...] about Accidents and Aftermaths: Dealing with the Emotional Side of an Unexpected Injury
There are various reasons every individual needs to be physically active throughout his/her life, including reduced odds of developing heart disease, low chances of stroke and diabetes. But did you know that that physical exercise of any kind can also impact our brain in such a way as to protect our memory and keep our thinking skills sharp? According to an article in Harvard Health Publications, research has been able to find that exercise boosts the size of the hippocampus, which is an area in our brain that governs learning and verbal … [Read more...] about Keep Your Brain Healthy with Exercise, Supplements and Sleep
Though we won't stoop to hyperbolic scaremongering here, it cannot be denied that our nation’s children are nowhere near as active as they used to be. You could put this down to the rise in home entertainment (video games in particular) and the ever-growing paranoia of parents who have been told by the media to never let their children out of their site, but the sad truth is that we're just not encouraging our children enough to enjoy physically active lives. Years ago, children would return from school, change out of the … [Read more...] about Keeping the Next Generation Active – The Best Outdoor Sports and Activities for Your Kids
Today’s Word is Movement Movement - a word that can mean so many things. As far as my goals and aspirations for 2014 - I want my blog to move forward and become better than it has ever been. I want to become more active in the movement to stamp out domestic violence in Virginia. I want to begin moving myself and getting into shape, start slow with just walking and then build up to working out in the gym. Life is in constant movement. If you do not take the time to be one with your life - connect, relate, feel, see, … [Read more...] about January Instagram Challenge – Day 5 – Movement
Trim the Fat: The Confusing World of Weight Loss No matter what you see or read these days, fad diets, crash eating plans, trendy exercise routines, and pills are all around. It’s difficult to figure out which companies or individuals are telling the truth and really want to benefit your health and not just trying to make a few bucks. The diet industry is booming, and, unfortunately, many individuals who buy into the diet world leave it discouraged, thinking that weight-loss is difficult, confusing, or downright impossible. Trim the fat off … [Read more...] about The Confusing World of Weight Loss
Looking up from watching your youngest son standing in three feet of water by himself in the “big kid pool” and seeing the raft that your eldest son was on empty…and no sign of him anywhere. A second later he surfaced, coughing and choking, desperately kicking and trying to reach the edge of the pool about a foot away. Down he went again. My heart in my throat, I ran to the other side of the pool to the 5 foot area. As I approached, he reached the wall and, almost upon him, another neighbor reached down to grab him by the hand and pull him … [Read more...] about There is no fear worse than…