Increasing Body Weight On The Rise Obesity is on the rise around the world and has doubled in the last 40 years. Today, about 2 billion people in the world are overweight and about 600 million are obese. This means that about 35% of the world’s population is above a normal body weight. In the US, about […]
Inflammation in the body is a common response to damage. When the body is injured, it releases chemicals and white blood cells to heal and rebuild. Chronic inflammation is when the body’s inflammatory response is abnormal and goes on for longer than it should. In this situation, inflammation happens even when there is no injury. […]
When mentioning osteoarthritis (OA), many people quickly associate it with old age and aging. Though it is less common, OA and Early Onset Osteoarthritis affects a significant number of younger individuals. Because of these age-centered thoughts, an OA diagnosis can be alarming and confusing. While it can seriously affect a person’s life, OA is a treatable condition. Here are some factors of early-onset OA development.
It is easy to remember the “what” when it comes to dieting; vitamins, minerals, proteins and sugars. These terms go hand-in-hand with healthy eating. It’s not as easy to remember the “why.” Why do we need to eat dark leafy greens? Why should I pick whole grain wheat bread over white? For the informed eater, […]
The summer 2016 Olympics are well underway and watching the athletes push themselves to their limits during the events is inspiring. Even more so when you hear their stories of what it took them to get them there. We hope these stories will help motivate those of you who have slowly stopped moving over time […]
I have been working in wellness for 28 years. I attended the University of Oregon where I received my B.S. in Exercise Science and my M.S. in Sports Medicine with minors in Exercise Physiology and Biomechanics. Finding the Path When I began working in the wellness field, I was an athletic trainer working in local […]
A part of our treatment plan for a vast majority of our patients is physical therapy. Ensuring that the body functions properly is essential to maintaining mobility and eliminating or preventing pain. But after completing physical threrapy patients are often not sure what the next step is in their health and fitness journeys. You finished Physical Therapy, […]
Health experts say we should walk 10,000 steps a day, bust most Americans average only half that many. Walking regularly is great for your health and can help reduce the risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Thanks to tracking products like Fit Bit and Vivoactive monitoring your step count has become all the rage […]