Sciatica is a leading form of back pain sometimes caused by herniated disc compressing spinal nerves causing pain in the low back down the leg. If the cause of the Sciatica isn’t nerve compression from a herniated disc, then the cause is almost always a tight muscle called the Piriformis. If a tight piriformis is [...]
How would you classify garlic, as a folk remedy or a superfood? The infographic below, along with the sources cited below, have a lot of good things to say about garlic and its benefits. I am not sure if I could consume it raw (per the directions below) but I could probably manage it lightly [...]
I have found that some days it is easy to get busy and forget to move away from (or even at) my desk. It seems like I can go hours with moving my mouse and clicking being my only movement! Long stretches of sitting can be harmful to our health and can make our bodies [...]
Good posture is important to our health and function of our bodies. Health.com posted a list of 10 Ways to Have Great Posture as You Age that include: Open up (Stretch!) Easy exercises Sit straight Strengthen your core Say om Support your spine Lift weights Vitamin D Eat healthy Consider medication Read more here.
Sometimes you need to practice gentler yoga poses or a way to (somewhat) discreetly fit yoga into your day. This sequence from SparkPeople is a great way to practice yoga in your office or anywhere you have a seat. Head over to SparkPeople to get more details about each pose.