|HEALTH HELP-10 reasons why it's still important to drink water|
|Water is essential to life...we all know that much.|
Our bodies consist of 60 to 70 percent water, and those reserves need to be replenished on a daily basis to keep us healthy. Add in our daily consumption of substances that cause dehydration, such as sugar, salts and caffeine, and the need for water becomes even more evident. If knowing that staying hydrated is essential to good health is not enough, there are a number of other beneficial properties of water. Here are a few that are often overlooked and may motivate you to add an extra glass or two into your daily routine.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
|A HAND IN HEALTH-Are 1-sport athletes more successful?|
|Soon enough, it'll be time for me to change sports again.|
I love to run, especially on the trails, but that gets more difficult as the days continue to get shorter. Now, when I get up to run in the mornings, it's dark and a headlamp and some reflective clothing are required before I make my way down the road. I find it so much easier to get up and get moving when it's light out, and because of that, I'll soon be transitioning to a different form of exercise.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
|HEALTH HELP-Bruegger's posture can help those bound to desk|
|The average American spends between 9 and 12 hours a day sitting.|
In fact, more recent studies have suggested that the general population is much closer to the 12-hour mark than the 9-hour. This inactivity is contributing to a number of issues plaguing our society such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and obesity. We all know increased activity and exercise will help combat these issues but often times the sitting is done at work in front of a computer...because we have to, not because we want to. Unfortunately, not a lot of us could say that we get a lot of work done while going for a walk or jog...or at least we wouldn't be able to convince our superiors of that.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
|A HAND IN HEALTH-Text neck: Electronic devices changing posture|
|I see it daily. I'll walk in to a room at the office and will find someone slouched in a chair, with their shoulders rounded and their head slumped, staring at the screen of their smart phone.|
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
|HEALTH HELP-Maintaining mental health as people grow older|
|Medical science has given the healthcare community the knowledge and tools to extend life in ways that would have seemed like science fiction a generation ago.|
But, believe it or not, these modern miracles also pose a challenge-the possibility of life without quality of life. In other words, living longer but not necessarily living better.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
|A HAND IN HEALTH-Acupuncture, chiropractic team up to fight migraines|
|If you suffer from migraine headaches, you know that they're not "just headaches."|
Migraines can be so painful as to be debilitating, and may include secondary symptoms such as nausea, sensitivity to light and noise, and extreme lethargy.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
|HEALTH HELP-Accidents can have lingering effects|
|Recently, while sitting with friends at Road America watching classic race cars buzz around the track, I witnessed a crash.|
Now this may not seem like a unique experience; after all, it is a racetrack and race cars often crash. However, this accident happened directly in front of me so I watched the whole thing unfold from start to finish.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
|A HAND IN HEALTH-For high school athletes back pain can start early|
|People often assume that lower back pain (LBP) is just a problem just for the elderly, or for middle-aged adults who have a history of physical wear and tear. But this is simply untrue. The fact is that over 31 million Americans live with lower back pain on a regular basis, and a great number of them are adolescents.|
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
|HEALTH HELP-Just standing up more can be good for health|
|It seems that almost every day we see new research coming out about the perils of inactivity and sitting too much.|
We're becoming a sedentary nation, and it's taking its toll on us, causing or contributing to epidemic levels of Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and cardiovascular problems. So it's interesting to look at some of the research that's being done on the opposite of sitting...also known as standing. Some studies are indicating that simply standing for a few more hours per day may be even better for your health than joining a gym.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
|HEALTH HELP-Keep eye out for ticks to avoid contracting disease|
|Its summer in Wisconsin and we all know what that means...tick season. |
Well, maybe you weren't thinking that specifically but it's true none the less. In the past, ticks were really only a problem if you were to travel to northern Wisconsin and spend some time in the woods. In recent years, unfortunately, they have become much more prevalent in our area and with the ticks comes the threat of Lyme disease.
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
|A HAND IN HEALTH|
|Medications-prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal/nutritional-are used every day by millions of Americans to treat illnesses and to help them stay healthy.|
Wednesday, July 2, 2014