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Child Exercise: How Much Is Too Much?

February 27th, 2015

Child ExerciseParticipation in sports activities can be wonderful for a child’s physical and emotional health. But where’s the line on your child’s exercise routine, and how much is too much?

The answer lies in each individual child. What might be too much for one child may be completely healthy for another. It’s important to know what your child can handle, and also to take steps to prevent exhaustion, injuries, mental “burn out,” and eating disorders.

While the risk of injury varies from sport to sport, the most common cause of injury, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is overuse:

A Healthier You In 2015 Series: Exercise Outdoors In Winter

January 7th, 2015

Exercise Outdoors In Winter

7 Tips for Taking Your Exercise Outdoors this Winter

Don’t wait until spring to continue (or start) your exercise routine: If you don’t belong to a gym, remember that the cold weather can be invigorating and a refreshing change of pace! As always, exercise will reduce stress and help clear your mind. If you’re feeling unmotivated or unsure about how to start here are a few tips to help you get going on a walking program:

A Healthier You In 2015 Series: Fall Proofing Your Home

December 30th, 2014

Fall Proofing Your Home

Protect Yourself and Your Family: 5 Places in Your Home You Can “Fall-Proof” for the New Year

According to the National Safety Council, falls occur most commonly in:

  • Doorways
  • Ramps
  • Ladders
  • Stairs
  • Crowded areas
  • Areas with uneven surfaces

​Among older adults, falls can result in serious injury and an increased risk of fatality. There are steps you can take to help prevent falls in your home or that of a friend or family member.

What Is Lumbago?

November 19th, 2014

Lumbago Is Lower Back Pain

Lumbago Is Lower Back Pain

The term Lumbago refers to discomfort or pain in the area of the lower back. The level of pain can range from mild to severe, and can be acute or chronic. In many cases, the pain from Lumbago can also radiate into the pelvis and upper legs.

Lumbago Symptoms

If you have any or all of the following symptoms, you may be suffering from Lumbago:

  • lower back pain or discomfort
  • lower back stiffness
  • soreness in pelvis or upper legs
  • muscle spasms in back
  • pain upon rising
  • tingling sensation in legs
  • curvature in spine