A run-in with the flu can leave you feeling miserable, missing work, and missing out on your social life. Thus, it's important to do all that you can to protect yourself when flu season rolls in. Even the flu shot is not 100% effective at preventing the flu (The 2014–2015 vaccine was only 23% effective, according to the CDC). Thus, to reduce your risk of the flu even further, it's important to look inside – to your immune system.
19 January 2016
You can feel it coming on. That sudden pounding in your head and the need to be alone in a dark room away from even the slightest noise. You are not alone. Twelve percent of the population actually suffers from migraines on a nearly daily basis. It is a pain like nothing you have ever experienced. Luckily, you don't have to suffer the pain, especially if you don't like using over-the-counter medications.
18 December 2015
If you begin having frequent headaches at work or once you get home from your job, it may be the muscles in your neck that are the problem. Work that requires holding your head and neck in one position for long periods of time can cause inflammation of the neck muscles, which result in your headaches. A visit with your local chiropractor will get rid of the head and neck pain associated with the muscle stress.
17 December 2015
Shopping is one of the key pastimes of the holiday season, but if you're not careful about how you approach it, you could end up experiencing quite a bit of back pain as a result. Follow these tips to prevent your back from becoming sore and achy by the end of your shopping trip. Leave your big purse at home. Your purse may not feel heavy when you first put it on, but walking around with it slung over your shoulder all day can put excess pressure on one side of your back, slowly pulling your spine out of alignment.
14 December 2015
Rolfing is designed to improve the alignment of your body through a series of deep movements. While rolfing uses similar techniques that are used in deep tissue massages, it is often a lot more intense than a massage. The process requires the practitioner to use their hands, fists, and elbows to undo any negative alignment that has been caused by gravity. This is often painful and draining on your body. A rolfing session will leave your body feeling like it just completed a high-intensity workout.
10 December 2015
In this day and age, communication via the internet and mobile phones is easier than ever. While this has led to many conveniences, like communicating with people over long distances and being able to work from home, it can also cause a serious lack of physical connectivity with other people. There are major health and emotional benefits that come from simple human touch, but going to work or seeing friends in-person aren't the only ways to receive these benefits.
9 December 2015
Many people want to have better posture, but the habit of bad posture can be hard to break. Here are some ideas that will help you have better posture. Try an Exercise Ball for Sitting If you are one if the hordes of people with a desk job, keeping good posture through the day is probably challenging. An exercise ball can help you to effortlessly have better posture; it forces you to use your core in order to keep yourself afloat.
7 December 2015