I’m writing this piece about meditation not as a well versed, practicing for years, can float-in-the-air guru. I’m writing this as a wannabe. Because, come on, all the cool kids are doing it.
There is an easy test available online to determine if you are at risk for diabetes. Visit the diabetes risk test website and take the test now.
October is National Physical Therapy Month. However, many people aren't completely aware of the profession of physical therapy and what it can do for them.
The hormones produced by your thyroid gland influence almost all of the metabolic processes in your body. The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped, endocrine gland that sits low on the front of the neck, just below the Adam's apple. The thyroid secretes several hormones, collectively called thyroid hormones. These hormones influence and regulate metabolism, growth and development and body temperature. Thyroid disorders are caused by either too many or too few thyroid hormones.
Have you ever picked up your child’s backpack and thought that it seemed extremely heavy? You are not alone. Children today are carrying more and more in their backpacks. In fact, some recent studies have shown that on average, a child’s backpack weighs as much as 25 percent of their body weight. However, American Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Associations recommend that a backpack weigh no more than 10 percent of a child’s weight.
As a dietitian with Minneapolis Heart Institute® (a partner of Ridgeview Medical Center), I meet with many patients who feel overwhelmed with advice and tips for improving their heart health. I recognize that often articles, news stories and research can be confusing, so I've simplified these messages into my top 10 tips for protecting your heart.
Whether you have been recently diagnosed with diabetes, or have been dealing with this condition for a period of time, you know that managing it can be very difficult. Your physician has likely advised you that exercise can play a role in the management of your blood sugars. However, many of you may feel lost and uninformed about what type of exercise is appropriate and effective.
We want our kids to explore the outdoors and enjoy the summer, but we also want them to be safe and injury free if possible. Follow these tips to protect them this summer from the sun, bug bites and more.
Musculoskeletal disorders are injuries to muscles, joints, bones or connective tissue and can affect any part of the body. They also account for 32 percent of all injuries and illnesses causing time away from work. So what can employees do to prevent these injuries and stay healthy in their work environment?