Yoga for Arthritis

Arthritis restricts movement, making exercise very difficult and sometimes extremely painful for many people. We do know, however, that exercise is crucial for not only increasing strength and mobility, but also preventing future episodes of pain. So how does someone with moderate-to-severe arthritis exercise without causing more inflammation and pain? One answer is yogalates, which is a combination of low-impact …

Can Owning a Pet Improve a Healthy Lifestyle?

Deciding whether to purchase or adopt a pet is a big decision that should be considered carefully. Since pets are not disposable goods, you are essentially making a decade-plus commitment to the care and ownership of another living being. While it is important to understand the responsibilities and commitment of pet ownership, perhaps you should also consider what benefits you …

Do you Suffer from a Repetitive Motion Injury?

Did you know that the repetitive motions of daily living can bring about health complications? If you already suffer from one of these common issues, you are most likely aware. Regardless, these injuries are among the most common in the United States, accounting for more than 50% of all athletic-related injuries, with Tendinitis and Bursitis being the most prevalent.

CrossFit: What’s All the Hype About?

By now most people have at least heard of CrossFit, or know someone who does CrossFit. If you’re in the latter category, you most likely know they take it very seriously. It’s a culture, a way of life, where fitness enthusiasts band together and train as a group, all with the same goals in mind: to push their bodies to …

The Ultimate Workout K-9 Partner

Working out is far easier when you have a partner to team up with. I know from personal experience that I wouldn’t make it to the gym, or out for a run half as much without inspiration from another. Ironically, it can be difficult to find that someone, unless, of course, you have a furry companion!

Why Your Sleep Isn’t Top Notch?

Never underestimate the power of a good night’s sleep. Sleep is essential for maintaining your physical and mental health. The body undertakes a plethora of important tasks while at rest, so robbing yourself of that good, quality time is only going to make matters worse in the long run. Even if you do find ample time to sleep every night, …

Gardening Right with Arthritis

Most of you know arthritis makes it painfully difficult to do the things we once enjoyed. Luckily, with the right preparation and know-how, you don’t have to give up on your hobbies. If gardening is one such activity, there are a few tips and tricks that can make it easier on you, and hopefully more enjoyable.

6 “Healthy Foods” That Aren’t So Healthy

Healthy Foods has become a popular topic over the last few years. So much so, that food companies have caught on by exploiting our desire to consume healthier foods. Clever marketing campaigns and schemes parade certain foods as healthy alternatives, when, in fact, they are no healthier than their processed counterparts. By educating yourself, you can make the right decisions during …

Arthritis-Friendly Home in 4 Steps

Living with arthritis can be difficult and painful, so why end up making things more difficult for yourself? Adhering to just a few simple tips and tricks, you can make your home far more arthritis-friendly!