Have you experienced a sports injury that is preventing you from taking part in activities you enjoy? Are you having difficulty with movement due to an increasingly sedentary lifestyle? Do you simply want to improve your physical ability without getting injured?
The bone is the body’s major structural and supportive connective tissue, so it’s important to keep them strong and healthy. Our bones are in a state of constant flux. Old bone breaks down and new bone is formed. Up until the age of 30, the human body has the ability to create new bone faster than the amount of bone loss thus increasing the bone mass.
Summer is coming to an end and school is back in session! While it is time to get back to reading, math and other academic activities, many kids also look forward to going back to school for school sports! As children return to school with renewed energy and enthusiasm, they now have to change their ‘game play’ into a more disciplined one.
“Eight glasses of water a day” has become the mantra for overall good health. But, how do these 8 glasses benefit us?
You may be surprised to learn that around 60% of your entire body is made up of water. This water is essential for many body functions, some of which have been mentioned below.
Vitamin D is essential for the healthy growth and development of teeth and bones. Aptly called the sunshine vitamin, vitamin D is primarily sourced from the sun’s rays. Once exposed to the sun’s rays, the body prepares the vitamin. This in turn, allows the absorption of calcium and phosphorus (obtained from the food) into bones and teeth.
Arthritis is an inflammatory condition that affects the body's joints. The cushioning (cartilage) between articulating bones begins to degenerate, causing pain, stiffness and disability. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), around 52.5 million US adults are diagnosed with arthritis and 62% are over 65 years old. Although commonly associated with aging, arthritis can also occur in children.
Golf may seem like a harmless game for your knee joint, because the sport primarily involves movements of the shoulder and arm. The golf swing is actually a complex movement that involves flexibility in some joints and stability in others. The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is an important ligament that stabilizes the knee joint during movements such as rotation of the leg.
Summer is around the corner and as the weather warms up, many of us like to enjoy the outdoors with our friends and family. Parks, public fields and courts get packed during the weekends. Both children and adults can take a break from school and work to indulge in some exciting sports activities.