You may have heard the expression “New Year, new me”. The start of a New Year is an opportune time to reflect on our health and determine what steps we could take today to improve it for years to come. Quitting smoking remains one of the top resolutions people commit to every year. Yet, for
Arthritis is one of the most common conditions affecting the joints worldwide.1 In Latin, arthro- means joint and –itis means inflammation, so together arthritis means inflammation of a joint. Two common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. While they might sound similar, they have very different causes and symptoms. OSTEOARTHRITIS What is it?
Summer is well underway and water activities are in full-swing. Whether it’s at a nearby lake, beach, or swimming pool, it’s time to talk about water exercises and why they’re good for you. Here are nine benefits of exercising (particularly swimming) in water: There’s low impact on your joints: Water gives you buoyancy—i.e., you float!
The end of May marks National Senior Health & Fitness Day; a day to ensure that the seniors in your life are getting the care they need. Today on our blog, we are partnering with The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance to discuss healthy aging. A common misconception is that getting older is synonymous with pain, being
What is inflammation? Inflammation is a natural process that your body activates to respond to foreign substances. This process is in place to protect our bodies from threats such as toxins, viruses, and bacteria. It’s the reason why you might experience swelling or bruising after an injury. Sometimes inflammation persists despite the absence of foreign