Child Obesity and Summer

In the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention publication journal Preventing Chronic Disease an article on childhood obesity was published June 12, 2014.  The article titled “Accelerated Weight Gain Among Children During Summer Verses School Year and Related Racial/Ethnic Disparities: A Systematic Review” compared seven studies and noticed 6 of the 7 demonstrated a faster […]

Healthy Knee II

Because the knee is a large weight bearing joint it can encounter injuries and pain.  Previously we reviewed the importance of muscle strength and knee range of motion. The way you walk is also important to maintaining a healthy knee.  If you walk with too long of a stride or with your knee in excessive […]

Fall Risk

The fear of falling is the number one reason for decreased mobility in the aging population.  The fear of falling is difficult to overcome, but can be eliminated with proper activities and encouragement. Who is at risk for a fall?  The strongest predictor for falling at a later time is already having fallen. Other risk […]

Heart Healthy Diet

A heart healthy diet means following a menu comprised mostly of plant-based foods. This means eating raw and cooked vegetables of every description, along with fresh fruit, whole grains and beans.  Some experts believe you must eat a strictly vegetarian diet, but some cardiologists have gotten very good results by being a little more relaxed, […]

Congenital Deformities

A Congenital Deformity (one that is acquired at birth) can be significant or significantly mild.  This type of deformity can be fairly common. Some estimate that only about one in five individuals have a completely normal back consisting of a normal spinal column when viewed by X-Ray or other radiographic procedures. The majority of congenital […]

Cholesterol/Triglycerides

Some factors for heart disease include elevated cholesterol and triglycerides: Cholesterol is a waxy substance found in the fats (lipids) carried in your bloodstream. Your body actually needs a certain amount of cholesterol to build healthy cells.  However, too much cholesterol in your blood results in fatty deposits of plaque that can clog your coronary […]