Despite changes in technology and fancy titanium screws, plates and cages, the overall results of surgery have not significantly improved over the last few decades. This over-prescription of surgery is a huge problem.
When you are a parent, you learn quickly it's all about how quick you need to move when you are maneuvering homework, travel sports and dinner. That's a complicated situation.
Nonsense about health and weight prevails on best-seller lists; it prevails on the morning shows; it prevails in the blogosphere. It prevails not because it helps you, the buyers, but because the sellers can sell it. It prevails because false hope is a very profitable business. It doesn't have to be this way.
When it comes to losing weight and finding health, what happens to all that good common sense? Where does our solid core of pragmatic wisdom go?
Many of us have been told to stand up straight. However, there is nothing straight about the spine. When you look at the spine in profile, it has curves.
The goal is to understand our nature so we can transform these unhealthy patterns into healthy ones. Our temperament is not a weakness, but a place where we can cultivate strength. Instead of trying to be someone else, you can strive to become the best version of yourself.
Pick up some healthy snacks at the store. Stock your fridge, cupboards and office drawers at home and throw a few in your computer bag for travel or office drawers. The next time you feel yourself headed toward hangry, reach for a snack, and feel the positive energy melt it away.
Let's acknowledge autumn can also decrease motivation as well as trigger low mood and energy levels. Some people thrive in autumn; others, not so much. That's fine. Stop pressuring yourself to feel exuberant when your body needs time to adjust to seasonal transition.
Whether you plan on exercising at altitude, climbing Mt. Everest, visiting a friend in Colorado, or simply want to make exercise slightly easier no matter where you're working out, here are four tips to help you get the lungs of a mountaintop Sherpa.
All of these symptoms are potentially related to low thyroid function or what we call hypothyroidism. They can negatively affect your quality of life, but when you correct your thyroid function, you can get rid of these symptoms.
I don't think this was a premeditated attempt to ridicule women that don't wear a size 2, nor was it an attack on men that lack the presence of washboard abs. This is merely an instance where her motive was misrepresented. Maria Kang is not the "real" problem -- self-acceptance is.
Moving forward, let's change American medicine. We can be better doctors and better patients. Together, we can change how medicine is practiced in this country and shift focus to living healthy naturally. Together, we can find hope.
The debate highlights what's unusual about a Mediterranean Diet: It's a free lunch. No losers, just rare winners. Among proven heart therapies, that is unique. And the bonus? It's more effective than statins.
Fibromyalgia is a condition that mimics other diseases (Lyme, lupus, arthritis, to name a few) so doctors who are used to looking for certain types of problems will often miss it altogether. Often, these patients are dismissed as hypochondriacs.
Let's face it -- you may not be "just a few days away from a new and improved you," but with a sustained commitment to health and fitness the definition of "the new you" has limitless potential.
Apples contain cell protective plant chemicals called flavonoids, which act as antioxidants by scavenging free radicals that are destructive to your genes and by supporting normal inflammation control.