Inflammation is a part of life. While acute inflammatory conditions protect the body, chronically inflamed tissues will become harmful over time. Swelling of tissues is the body's natural way to defend itself from internal or external trauma. Acute or primary inflammation naturally protects the body from illnesses or injury. Chronic inflammation, however, can lead to illness and disease if not treated.
An important but often overlooked part of maintaining a healthy back is diet. Eating a balanced, nutrition rich diet is essential foryour overall health, including your back. In today’s busy, convenient world, highlyprocessed diets high in fats, sugars, and preservatives have taken over naturalmenu selections. This has taken a toll on our bodies, including our backs.
A new year means new beginnings. For many, those new beginnings come in the form of New Year's resolutions, or promises to ourselves to change bad or unhealthy habits. Sadly, most people don’t keep their resolutions and within weeks are back to their old patterns. Whether your goal is to lose weight, get in shape or quit smoking, there are things that you can do to help stay on track with your plans.
With Thanksgiving only a few days away, many people are preparing for their big gatherings with loved ones. People all over the country will be traveling, visiting friends and family and celebrating the holidays with big feasts, drinks and late nights. It's a time when our daily schedules are thrown to the wind. But while you're enjoying the holidays, it's also important to incorporate healthy habits into your festivities. Here are just a few things you can do to have a happy and healthy Thanksgiving.
The obesity rates in the US have been rising at alarming rates over the last 25 years. On average, over 30% of Americans are significantly overweight. Healthcare professionals across the country have been working diligently to lower these statistics and improve the health of Americans through programs and education. While progress is being made, there is still a lot of work to be done.
Halloween is coming soon and for many kids, this is one of their favorite holidays. It’s exciting to dress up in costumes, attend class parties, go trick-or-treating, and collect a bag full of candy. Many kids start to get excited about this sugar-fueled, sweet holiday as soon as October starts.
Maintaining a healthy diet is vital for good physical and mental health. Despite the wealth of information available about proper nutrition and diet, in a process food saturated society, our eating habits have become very unhealthy over the years. Here are 5 reasons why you should be eating healthier:
Memorial Day is only a few days away. Like most holidays, it is a time when most of us get together with friends and family for celebrations that usually involve lots of food, over indulgence and high calorie consumption. But your holiday parties don’t have to be about overloading your body with high amounts of sugar and fat by overeating poor quality foods. There are many ways that we can include healthy eating into our patriotic parties and still feel satisfied.