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Movement Combats Back Pain

Back pain, which statistics show will affect 75 percent of us at least once in our lifetimes, might make you think you need to take pain medications and rest until the pain subsides. But new research suggests movement could be the best medicine for the common backache.

There’s a widespread belief that back […]

Does a Simple Yoga Pose have the Power to Reduce Scoliosis? According to a New Study, Yes!

Practicing a simple yoga pose for only two months reduced the curvature from scoliosis by an average 32 percent in a group of adults and teens. Adolescents who were the most compliant—practicing the side plank more than three times a week–improved the spinal curvature by 49.6 percent.

Researchers at Manhattan Physical Medicine and […]

Five-minute Walks Help to Undo Physical Harm from Prolonged Sitting

Researchers have studied the harmful health effects from prolonged sitting. Sitting for hours at a time for work, while watching television or even when driving is associated with risk factors that lead to heart and metabolic disease. It turns out, however, that it’s fairly easy to avoid potential health problems from sitting, simply by […]

Gait Analysis Stops Runners’ Injuries in Their Tracks

A lucky few runners escape running-associated injury. Depending on the training distance, somewhere between 50 percent and 90 percent of runners are sidelined during their running careers because of getting hurt.

An article published September 22, 2014 in the Wall Street Journal looks at gait analysis as a way to prevent running injuries, […]