• Maintaining Body Temperature: Avoiding Heat Illness

    Many things start to change as we age. One thing that you would never think of is our ability to regulate our body temperature. Normal internal body temperature is 98.6 F. Our bodies function best in a narrow range of that temperature. Changes in our internal temperature that will respond to changes in weather conditions, exercise, or by other means can have detrimental effects if unable to regulate properly. There are 4 different way that our bodies regulate temperature: Vaporization -> this i…

  • Posture: What to Consider When Sitting, Sleeping, and Standing

    We, as human beings, tend to live our lives without putting a second thought into how we move. Everything is very automatic and we don’t stop to look at our positioning as we go about daily activities. 8% of the population suffers from chronic or severe back pain. What if I told you just paying attention to your posture could help prevent you from falling into this statistic? There are simple guidelines you can follow when it comes to sitting, sleeping, and standing posture that will not only …

  • 7 Faces of Neck Pain

    Muscle Pain and Spasm Aching or sore muscles in the neck or shoulder can be due to overexertion, prolonged activity, or even being in prolonged sedentary positions. Undue physical or emotional stress also cannot be ignored as a contributing factor as a cause for muscle pain or spasms in the neck. You may feel hard “knots” that can be tender to palpation, or tight. Headaches When experiencing a headache that is related to neck pain, it is usually felt in the back of the head and upper neck. This …

  • Get Ready for Some Fun in the Sun

    The sun is shining and there is not a cloud in the sky. It’s important we are ready for all the adventures summer will bring. Kids soccer and little league games are in full swing, the swimming pool is starting to feel just right, and it is the perfect time to go out on a nice walk. It is important that we remain physically prepared for those summer days spent with friends, and family. There are very simple tips to remain safe this summer, without compromising on any fun. It's ok to modify: Kno…

  • The Modern Workspace and Neck Pain

    The modern workforce has undoubtedly transitioned into being more virtually connected over the last few years which has changed the way we view the workspace. Many people went from a formal office to a makeshift home setup during 2020. As a result we have seen an uptick in complaints of neck pain, headaches, shoulder pain, and postural changes that can have a significant negative impact on general quality of life. As people have transitioned to working from home, many have overlooked or even a…