Posts Tagged 'exercise'

Alternative Medicine: Attacking Chronic Pain Head On

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Chronic pain is a medical condition that affects the lives of millions of people daily, often for reasons that escape most doctors. It can be caused by nerve damage, several types of illnesses, or even psychological ailments like depression. Treatment for chronic pain also varies greatly, with some doctors prescribing several medicines to cover their patients’ many types of pain and other doctors recommending lifestyle changes to stop the pain. If you suffer from chronic pain, you may be feeling fed up with trying all the new medicines your doctor has been prescribing you in the search for the perfect solution to your particular type of pain, prompting you to consider other options. Luckily, although many more traditional doctors do not consider non-drug intervention to be a form of treatment, there are many other ways to treat chronic pain through behavioral changes that can be just as effective if not more so than pain relieving drugs. If you are looking for a new solution to your chronic pain, try some of these changes to your diet and behavior to significantly lessen or possibly even erase your pain:

Posted by Lindsey Mcmahon Dec 09, 2013 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

$45 to go for a run?

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This one is short and sweet, but highly opinionated. I have recently noticed a dramatic increase in the number of my friends who are participating in 5k and 10k races, fun runs, adventure races, even a race up the stairs of the Willis (formerly Sears) Tower in Chicago. Don’t get me wrong, I am thrilled to see so many of my friends living healthy, active lifestyles and I wouldn’t be completely opposed to a race titled “The Hot Chocolate 10k” on a chilly November weekend in Chicago, but……why are we paying so much money to go for a run?

Posted by Susan Silverman Nov 14, 2013 Posted in Uncategorized 3 Comments

Hurt versus Sore….when to seek help?

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If you’ve ever tried a new form of exercise or taken on a weekend-warrior project, you know what sore muscles feel like. I have worked in the field of exercise science and sports medicine for the past 6 years and I can speak from experience that sometimes that soreness REALLY hurts…but what about soreness when its not a new activity?

Posted by Susan Silverman Oct 31, 2013 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

How to Get a Great Upper Body Workout

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One of the chief concerns among many people with disabilities is staying in shape. Secondary health conditions are an issue for people with disabilities. If you are a wheelchair user obesity can become an issue due to sedentary lifestyle. It’s a valid concern, but one that can easily be addressed. There are various programs available that will help people who use wheelchairs to stay healthy and physically active.

Posted by Chris Miller Oct 30, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments

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I recently finished reading the book “Drop Dead Healthy” by A.J. Jacobs. In this book, Jacobs attempts to become the healthiest man on earth. He attacks his goal in a systematic manner  using reasonable evidence and topic experts, while writing about his experience.

Posted by Susan Silverman Oct 15, 2013 Posted in Obesity No Comments

Fall into a Pattern

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Since the fall season is in full swing, I feel so much better with my daily schedule and activities. I feel like I have been reborn to some degree because my activities throughout the week are all set in stone. I feel so driven because my activities, exercises, practices, and work are all set up on a calendar in which I am all prepared for each day. I basically have my fall season planned out for each day. This is great for me considering I just spent the summer free lancing it. I can then focus on just bringing a fun-filled attitude for when it’s time to exercise.

Posted by Bob Lujano Oct 11, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments

Exercise Your Right To Exercise

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Today should be like any other day in which we as Americans (317 million in which 56 are Americans with disabilities) should look to engage in some form of exercise activity. Remember in our land of freedom we do have choices. Your choices of exercise should be vast and numerous. Although quality is just as important as quantity. If you choose to view today as another day of exercising then great! However, for those who don’t always look to these opportunities, well today is that day. As we celebrated National Health and Fitness day on Monday, please look at this day as an opportunity to

Posted by Bob Lujano Oct 01, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments

Pilates For People with Disabilities

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“Pilates cannot be performed by a person with physical disability or injury” is a widespread myth. The reality is quite the opposite. Pilates is implemented as a physical alternative therapy in various rehabilitation centers. Most people picture aerobics or high intensity movements when Pilates is discussed. There are more than 500 Pilates exercises and most of them have smooth movements and can be performed without standing or sitting.

Posted by Katy Reeve Sep 24, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments

Benefits of Gentle Exercise

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These days exercise can be a difficult routine for people to stick with due to life’s busy schedule. Anyone trying to stick to a plan will struggle to follow it which can make exercise seem all but impossible. But no matter what health conditions you have there’s always exercises you can do to make it worth the effort. Exercise is one of the best cure-alls known to man. A gentle or low intense exercise, if used wisely, can make you feel better especially when there is limited time. Not to mention it can help deal with stress in your life.

Posted by Lindsey Mcmahon Sep 23, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments

Exercises for Ankylosing Spondylitis

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Ankylosing spondylitis is a type of chronic arthritis of the spine and the pelvic sacroiliac joints. The inflammation of the vertebrae (spondylitis) can eventually lead to the fusion of the vertebrae, which is called ankylosis. This type of chronic arthritis affects the bones, muscles and ligaments, and is extremely painful.

Some people with ankylosing spondylitis have

Posted by David Novak Sep 12, 2013 Posted in Disability 2 Comments