If you want to strengthen your mind, you should consider exerting your leg muscles. A new study involving people, mice, and monkeys suggests that long-term endurance exercise such as running can help to fortify learning and memory.
Lumbar spinal stenosis is one type of lower back pain that is sometimes treated with surgery. However, physical therapy works just as well, and there are a lot less unwanted complications when you choose to go the physical therapy route.
According to a new study, 60 seconds of strenuous exertion is proven to be just as successful as 45 minutes of moderate exercise. That question in the back of all of our minds – “how little can I get away with?”, has finally been answered – only 1 minute of arduous exercise can improve health and fitness overall.
A new study shows that people who engage in moderate exercise such as running and swimming, have brains that look quite a bit healthier and younger than the brains of couch potatoes – a whole 10 years younger, to be exact. Unfortunately, walking, golf, bowling and yoga don’t count. We didn’t say it was easy, but it sure is worth it!
The ancient practice of acupuncture has been used to improve overall well-being for millennia. Of the endless benefits it provides, here are just ten pretty convincing reasons to give it a try.
As the new school year begins, school backpacks should fit correctly, an expert says.
As students prepare to go back to school, an expert is warning that lugging a heavy school bag could become a pain in the neck for some children.
Classes at Victorian state schools resume for 2016 on Thursday.
Lower-back pain is one of the top three reasons that Americans go to the doctor. But the solution can be a DIY project.
Lower-back pain is very democratic in the people it strikes.
“It’s a universal experience. You’d be a really uncommon person never to have had an episode of back pain,” says Chris Maher, a physical therapist turned health researcher at the University of Sydney in Australia. “It’s a common problem across the whole of the globe,” he says, whether it’s North America, sub-Saharan Africa or rural India.
When it comes to managing chronic pain, patients often seek out alternative care but many don’t tell their physicians, a new study found.
A survey of more than 6,000 patients treated for chronic pain at Kaiser Permanente Northwest between 2009 and 2011 found that nearly 60 percent also saw a chiropractor or acupuncturist. But more than a third treated for acupuncture and more than 40 percent who saw a chiropractor did not tell their primary care physician.