Monday, July 31, 2017

Is Fasting Better Than A Traditional Restricted Calorie Diet

Fasting has gained notoriety as an effective weight loss strategy. Is it better than traditional diets? Find out HERE

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Why Cutting Carbs Is Hard

Cutting carbohydrates can be very challenging. New research shows why that addiction is hard to break and easy to give in to and relapse. Read details HERE

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Rhabdomyolysis - A Rare Complication Of Spinning

Rhabdomyolysis can occur from exercising too hard. It is muscle destruction that can cause kidney damage. It occurs most typically when trying a new activity or after not exercising for a period. It is also increased by having a coach or personal trainer pushing you beyond your capacity.It has been seen in miltary recruits, scholarship athletes as well as weekend warriors. For whatever unknown reason spinning has been noted to be a common exercise associated. Read details HERE and take it a little easier the first time out

Friday, July 28, 2017

Artificial Sweeteners Do Not Help With Weight Loss

Artificial sweeteners may actually be associated with health problems instead of improving health. While they may not directly cause these issues they are not the panacea we all imagined as they were developed. Read details HERE i n this Time article

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Stay Positive About Your Exercise Effort

Studies show how you perceive your exercise effort may impact how beneficial it is. Read details HERE

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Jumping Rope Is Ridiculously Good Exercise

Jumping rope is relatively simple and low cost, but the benefits are huge. A great cardio  workout with benefits for building muscle and the jumping helps bone density. Details HERE

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Monday, July 24, 2017

A Great Hint To Improve Sleep

Hot showers are great any time, but will help you sleep if done in the evening. Read details HERE

Sunday, July 23, 2017

You Are Working Out Regularly. You Gained 2 Lbs. How Likely is It Muscle?

How likely is weight gain after starting a workout program related to muscle buildup. Muscle weighs more than fat -- so maybe the weight gain is from muscle. Figure out the answer HERE

Saturday, July 22, 2017

What States In The Country Are The Most Stressed?

What states are the most stressed. Looks like Alabama is number 1. MN is the least stressed. Find your state HERE

Friday, July 21, 2017

Are You Gluten Sensitive And What Does That Mean

Gluten free and gluten intolerant means different things for different people. Find details regarding the diagnosis and definition HERE

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Not All Smoothies Are Created Equal Or Are Good For You

Some smoothies may contain more processed sugar or other unhealthy components. How to find or create a healthy smoothie HERE

Monday, July 17, 2017

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Brain Freeze - Why? The Burning National Ice Cream Day Question

While the focus of this blog remains sports medicine, exercise and healthy living some topics are too big to be ignored. Brain freeze has been experienced by most of us. Why does it occur and is their a cure? This is critically important on National Ice Cream Day July 16, 2017. Most commonly experienced by me with Sonic slushes in high school there is an anatomical explanation and ways to make it dissipate. Read the Time Magazine explanation  HERE

How To Fight The Business Travel Gloom

Business travel and hotels got you down. Find HERE some ideas on how to fight it

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Exercise Helps Aging At The Cellular Level

Exercise has many benefits as we know. It may help aging even more than we realize. It may be beneficial even down to the cellular level. Read details HERE

Friday, July 14, 2017

Cursing May Be Good For You



I admit I didn't see this one coming. Rather than getting your mouth washed out with soap cursing may actually have some benefits. read details HERE

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Take A Deep Breath and Relax

Recent research may explain why taking a deep breath may help you calm down. Our Mothers may have been right -- take a deep breath and calm down-- Find details HERE

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

6 Tips On Managing Stress In Your Life

We all have stress in our lives. it appears much more so than a generation ago. Read stress managing hints HERE

Monday, July 10, 2017

Walking Exercise Workouts

Walking is the most popular, safest exercise regimen. It takes no special equipment. Find 3 great walking workouts HERE

The Science of Sleep: Time's Guide to Healthy Rest

Find answers to all of your sleep questions HERE in this comprehensive menu of links addressing all aspects of sleep

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Is Aerobic Fitness A Vital Sign At Your Annual Physical

Should aerobic fitness be measured at your annual physical like any other vital sign. Find a discussion HERE

Friday, July 7, 2017

Curious About Yoga? Beginner's Yoga Poses

Have you been wondering about giving yoga a try to balance out your exercise program. Find some beginner's poses and hints HERE

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Dexter Fowler Out With Plantar Fasciitis: What Is It?


Plantar fasciitis also commonly referred to as a bone spur in the foot is a painful condition involving the ligamentous attachment on the heel bone on the bottom of the foot. Usually the bone spur is a byproduct and not a cause of the pain. The tough ligamentous tissue undergoes microtears with collagen breakdown and scarring. It usually begins slowly over time and may be related to over use  The hallmark of symptoms is pain when first walking in the morning or after sitting for an extended period. It can be very difficult to cure or improve. Stretching is the mainstay of managing it and I advise patients to stretch their achilles and bottom of the foot every time before arising to walk. While it may take time this typically will help. Night splints may also help. Cortisone is rarely used and surgery is almost never indicated.

Infographic On Running Injuries


Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Title IX Legislature Gave Equality For Sports Access For Women

In 1972 Title IX legislature  required equal opportunity by gender for entities receiving federal funds. A downstream effect was increased support for women's sports at the high school and collegiate level. Read details HERE

Monday, July 3, 2017

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Weight Training Has Big Benefits Even With Small Weights

Lifting weight should be a part of all exercise regimes for muscle mass and bone health benfits. It doesn't have to be massive weights. Small weights or body weight will work. Read details HERE

Saturday, July 1, 2017

6 Expert Hints For Better Sleep


Struggling for better sleep patterns. Here are 6 experts weighing in with hints to improve sleep. Find them  HERE