Whether you’re a sports enthusiast or a more seasoned athlete, experiencing knee pain can take a serious toll on your everyday practice. It typically comes about as a result of an injury when you’ve pushed yourself too hard, or as a consequence of aging with osteoarthritis, a disease that causes inflammation and stiffness of the joints. Since we’re all potentially at risk, sportsman or not, thankfully, there are several proven methods to prevent and alleviate pain in your knees.
Joined the army at 17 years old , and found myself serving a year in Iraq in 2005 as a Infantryman .
Did you know that visualization techniques have been used by successful people to visualize their desired outcomes for ages?
So you’ve found yourself the victim of a minor surgical procedure or unfortunate accident resulting in a prescription for a Narcotic pain medication. They come with many names and dosages. Hydrocodone, Vicodin, Lortab, Percocet, Norco, Oxycodone, OxyContin and more. Most people will take as prescribed. Some people may not even finish the bottle. Then there are people that will ask to use YOUR bathroom to check the cabinets, drawers, mirrors, and take a good look at the items on nightstands and dressers on the way in and out. Which one am I? Shut... up.
Stroke is often thought of as something that happens to older people, but more people under 50 are having strokes due to increased risky behaviors, such as smoking and untreated high blood pressure. In recognition of World Stroke Day, consider these five tips to help reduce your risk of stroke and maintain mental sharpness as you age.
Losing weight can be a rewarding undertaking, however, if you ever find yourself struggling to change the numbers on the scale, it can be frustrating as well. When you find yourself hitting a slump, whether you're just starting out or have been losing weight but now find yourself hitting a plateau, trying some new approaches to help speed things up may be beneficial. Here are a few things you can try to help burn fat quickly.
So, how did you really sleep last night? If you can't answer "great," then there's room for improvement! With sleep deprivation, you are likely jeopardizing performance, increasing accident risks and putting everyone in danger during commutes. Getting enough sleep every night is key to improving productivity, safety and quality of life. This article offers some tips to make sleep work for you.
If you are cautious about toxins renting space in your home, then you probably have done everything in your power to keep them out. You probably have decluttered, dusted, scrubbed, and swept the house inside out. You have transitioned to using green products only and even installed many live house plants. But even with all that effort, there still are some sneaky substances that can get into your house and potentially harm occupants. Somehow, contaminated products find their way in the air we breathe and in the most innocent-looking household items and products.
The war against exhaustion is being waged in many households across the country. With people pulled in multiple directions—and attempting to balance work, home, and health—stress and anxiety continue to rise exponentially. People wake with little-to-no sleep day in and day out, and continue to wonder why they don’t have the energy or brainpower to get everything done on their list. If you find yourself in this type of pattern, you may want to start by changing your habits to get more sleep. Look at some of these tips and tricks, to help get a more restful night.
Wintertime is coming faster than we’d like to admit, which means that snow, ice and overall terrible weather are coming. If you have the luxury of being able to escape the wrath of Mother Nature and can travel to a warmer climate for the winter, all the better. Who wants to be in charge of shoveling snow, and bundling up to go outside? If you’re going to be spending your winter someplace other than home, make sure that your body is ready.
When a body part is completely or partially cut off, quick first aid action should be administered to help ensure the best possible repair. Time is of the essence with any accidental amputation, and although reattachment can be done up to 24 hours after amputation, it has the best chance of being successful if done within four to six hours after the incident.