Core-strength exercises strengthen your core muscles, including your abdominal muscles, back muscles and the muscles around the pelvis. Strong core muscles make it easier to do many physical activities. You can do core-strength exercises on a carpeted floor or mat. Breathe freely and deeply during each core-strength exercise. Focus on tightening your transversus abdominis, the [...]
IT’S 2019, AND all over the world measles is once again splotching across headlines. An ongoing outbreak in the Philippines has so far infected 4,300. In Ukraine more than 15,000 people have caught the disease since December, the country’s largest epidemic since the invention of vaccines. Madagascar is having its own worst outbreak in decades, with more than 500,000 cases since [...]
Norovirus outbreak on Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas. Read more... Credit: CDC
Many people begin the new year with a resolve to improve their health. This improvement often starts with changing what they eat. A food diary can be a useful tool in this process. It can help you understand your eating habits and patterns, and help you identify the foods — good and not-so-good — you [...]
Today is National Depression Screening Day. If you are experiencing symptoms of depression, you should know that there are effective treatments and help is available. When you are depressed, your self-esteem wanes and you may start to dislike yourself. People with depression often think of themselves as “worthless, incapable of any achievement, and morally despicable.” Why do people who [...]
7 causes and remedies for foot cramps and charley horses You’re sound asleep, and then, without warning, you wake up with a paralyzing stiffness in your calf or foot. Whether you call it a foot or leg cramp (aka “charley horse”), it’s a common, somewhat mysterious pain that happens when a muscle gets involuntarily stiff and can’t relax. [...]
In 2018, we celebrated the 3oth anniversary of the doctoral program in the Department of Environmental Health at SPH, which led us to think about where the field has been, including the historical ties between environmental health and public health and key research milestones over the past three decades. However, we spent even more time thinking about where the [...]
1. If I was the betting type, I would bet you are still not getting enough vitamin D for your best health. Next time you go to your doctor, ask them specifically to test your 25-hydroxyvitamin D level. Astute doctors providers are now checking this, but when they are time-crunched to discuss all of your [...]
This yummy recipe is a delicious dish that takes 30 minutes to make. The best thing is it delivers fiber, vitamins, and minerals essential for health. Roasted Green Beans with Pine Nuts Jeanette Kimszal: Jeanette Credit: Pixabay Get Recipe here... Everything goes better with pine nuts...
New research, published in the journal Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience, finds that an 8-week regimen of intensive yoga eases both the physical symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and the psychological distress that usually accompanies the condition. Credit: Amanda Mills CDC Read more...