5 Steps For Safe Lifting To Avoid Back Pain

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Do you want to know why some people’s backs “go out” when bending and lifting something up? They bend and lift with bad form and do not activate their core properly. Here are five important steps you need to take when lifting to avoid a severe episode of back pain: Position your body’s COM (center of mass) directly above the object you are lifting. Get equal pressure on the heels and balls of both feet. Keep your knees centered above your feet. Make your spine…

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7 Backpack Tips to Avoid Pain and Bad Posture

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Backpacks can become a real pain for kids and young adults. They are associated with pain, bad posture, and both of these can be avoided if you follow these simple tips. Neck and shoulder pain, back pain and fatigue are the most common complaints related to backpacks. The weight of the backpack and the way it is carried are the major reasons for these complaints. Look for a backpack with wide, padded straps. Narrow straps can dig into and irritate the shoulders. A strap that…

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Natural Remedies For Acid Reflux

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Acid reflux, or gastroesophageal disease (GERD), is a common condition affecting as many as 50 percent of Americans. Many are taking medications for this problem and don’t need it. There are ways to stop heartburn, the symptom of acid reflux, and natural remedies to minimize the problem. Reasons Why Acid Reflux Occurs Eating inflammatory foods is one of the top triggers. Sugar, grains (bread, pasta, baked goods), bad oils, fried and processed foods all create an inflammatory response in the stomach that can trigger heartburn.…

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How Your Compensations Can Be The Source of Your Pain

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What does an old ankle sprain, knee injury, or episode of back pain have in common? They all change the way you move and often lead to pain in other areas of your body. This phenomenon is called compensation. A sprained ankle or painful knee will change the way you walk. Back pain will change the way you bend and move. Your nervous system is always monitoring, adapting and re-wiring all of the time. When your brain senses pain or injury, it will re-wire itself to…

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How To Preserve Your Joints For a Lifetime: 4 Steps to Prevent Arthritis

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Do you have arthritis developing in your joints and not know it? Have you been diagnosed with arthritis and suffer with joint pain and stiffness that interferes with activities you enjoy doing? If so, there are four steps you can take to prevent it or slow the progression of arthritis if you already have it. Arthritis is a degenerative joint condition that involves thinning of cartilage, narrowing of joint spaces, stiffness, loss of flexibility and pain.  Arthritis is not an inevitable part of aging as…

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The Keys To Achieving a Healthier Bowel

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Do you get gas, bloating, constipation or diarrhea? Have you ever been diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), diverticulitis, colitis, celiac, Crohn’s, or colon cancer? If so, it is a serious sign you have a weak digestive system. There are many reasons why you can develop these conditions that often cause extreme discomfort. We will discuss the steps you can take to repair a damaged bowel and keep your colon healthy if you want to prevent diseases of your bowel. Here are the things you…

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The Foundation of Life, Health and Energy of Your Body

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Many people do not know one of the most important factors for a long, healthy life. Do you? Did you know that the spine and nervous system is the foundation of life, health and energy of your body?  The brain and nervous system control all body functions. It does so by sending energy down the spinal cord. The spinal cord is the main power line of the body, carrying electrical energy to all of the vital organs and tissues of your body. Each and every…

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How to Create a New, Stronger Posture You Can Be Proud Of

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It turns out mom was right when she told us to sit up straight. There are thousands of studies documenting the importance of good posture and the pain and other diseases that can develop from poor posture. If you build a better, stronger posture, you can experience less pain, feel better about yourself, and even live longer!  Did you know many ailments you may be suffering from can occur from poor posture? According to the American Journal of Pain Management, “Posture affects and moderates every…

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What Orthopedic Surgeons Do Not Fix When They Perform Hip and Knee Replacements

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A new knee or hip can be a life-changing event for many people suffering from the painful effects of arthritis, joint weakness and instability. Although these people are getting new joints, there are several issues that the orthopedic surgeon does not address that led up to the joints wearing out in the first place. In fact, many of these issues are still present after the surgery and can lead to further problems down the road. There are several reasons why hips and knees wear out…

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