Frozen shoulder, also known as adhesive capsulitis, is characterized by pain, inflammation, and stiffness. The bones, ligaments and tendons that make up the shoulder joint are encased in a capsule of connective tissue. Frozen shoulder occurs when the capsule thickens and tightens around the shoulder. This causes limited range of motion.Read More
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The concept of “wellness” can hold a variety of meanings depending on who you ask. For me, wellness encompasses my physical, social, and mental well-being. At times it is difficult to actively tend to each of these categories. The fluctuating balance of wellness and life can be overwhelming. Remember that wellness is not synonymous with perfection. Do your best and give yourself some credit.Read More
The last few years have been a long continuum of changing circumstances in my life. Even if we enjoy the things that keep us very busy it’s easy to start to “lose the plot” and forget why you began caring for your health with a wellness routine in the first place. Since high school I’ve been an avid gym-rat and have lifted weights five, six, or even seven times a week, sometimes multiple times a day. This habit was much more feasible as a teenager and now I’ve scaled this back to accommodate for my work schedule and to enjoy the parts of life that make life worth living.Read More
Adding fitness training to your life offers many improvements to your quality of life: Sharpens Your Brain:
Walking 30 minutes a day, 3 days a week you can increase blood flow to the brain by 15%.
Diminishes the Visibility of Wrinkles: Exercise increases blood flow to the dermis.
Generates Rejuvenated Cells: DNA proteins are transformed with exercise.
Strengthens Bones and Muscles: Research shows that resistance training increases bone mass in the hips and spine.
Increases Metabolism: Moving the body more effectively increases metabolism. Promotes a Healthy Heart: The heart is a muscle, and inactivity makes it weak and diminishes its ability to aide your body in all of its essential functions.
August is “National Wellness Month.” According to The World Health Organization, “Wellness is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” Wellness is more than being free from illness; it is an active process toward a healthy and fulfilling life. Wellness includes the state of health, happiness, balance, and prosperity.Read More