We’ve all heard the term “runner’s high,” referring to the euphoric feeling one gets after a long run or intense workout. It seems obvious – pushing your body through a difficult situation and eventually getting to the finish line – that running may have an impact on your state of mind. Recently, neuroscientists have taken a closer look at this common idea and have discovered what actually happens in the brain as you run.
When it comes to fully understanding your health, knowing your blood numbers is key. No matter how you may feel symptomatically, taking a look at how your body is functioning on the inside is very important in determining your current state of health, as well as predicting possible problems in the future. In our office utilize the company, Boston Heart Diagnostics, for our detailed blood work panels.
Healthy, Happy, well-adjusted employees are the biggest asset to a company. Employee wellness programs are on the rise in many corporations and small businesses. Employers are putting an increased priority on employee satisfaction in order to reduce turnover, minimize medical expenses, and ensure employees have a healthy work/life balance. The month of June is dedicated to employee well-being and is a great time to focus on health and well-being in the workplace by implementing and offering more healthy choices and activities.
When it comes to chronic diseases, such as heart disease and diabetes, most people recognize that there is a definite link between lifestyle factors and risk of developing these diseases. A recent report by the World Cancer Research Fund outlines that cancer is no exception to this link. The report officially links 12 types of cancer, including breast and colorectal, to being overweight or obese.
Intermittent fasting is a broad term that covers a wide variety of eating schedules. In its simplest form, intermittent fasting will reduce the total amount of calories consumed. This can be done either a few days a week, every other day, or even daily. Regardless of the schedule, many positive changes can happen when correctly implementing intermittent fasting.
May is Posture Awareness Month, so today’s article is all about the importance of always being conscious of your posture. When we think of major traumas on the body, most people think of macrotraumas – things like car accidents, concussions, or broken bones. While these are important, they are not the only type of traumas that affect our health. Microtraumas, such as issues with posture or repetitive movements, also have a major impact on our body.
Last night, Dr. Bailey gave an excellent presentation on how to properly fuel your body before, during, and after exercise. This topic can go in a number of different directions, based on your individual fitness goals as well as your body type. Nutrition protocols and recommendations are and should be different depending on if you want to lose, maintain, or gain weight, and the type of exercise that you are participating in. This article is going to be more of a generalized recap, with pretty standard tips and recommendations for anyone who regularly exercise.
A few weeks ago I wrote an article about shoulder pain and how one shoulder issue can lead to the next, and to the next. This week, I want to cover a similar topic in the leg. It is funny the way the body works, in that every person is so different, but also very similar. This is why we see many of the same pain patterns, like those I am going to cover today, in many different individuals.
The opioid crisis is an ongoing battle and it is more important than ever to start utilizing natural remedies to treat symptoms and diseases. One natural supplement that has become increasingly popular is curcumin, also known as turmeric. Curcumin is the active substance in turmeric, a common spice most often used in curry and other dishes in Southeast Asia and China. Additional benefits of curcumin are continually being researched as it is proving to have a wide range of benefits, ten of which I have addressed below:
The link between diet and brain function is becoming more and more clear. The brain depends on a diet rich in vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients in order to stay sharp and reduce the risk of age-related brain disorders that may arise late in life. By adding some of these brain-boosting foods into your regular diet, you will give your brain the best chance to fight disease and perform at its best.