260221 The basics of stretching-Isometric stretches part 5 of 5

260221 The basics of stretching-Isometric stretches part 5 of 5 One of the most used isometric stretches is for the calf muscles, the ones at the bottom back of your lower leg. Isometric, as the name implies means without movement. The muscles are contracting but neither lengthening nor shortening in the process, thus there isn’t … Continue reading 260221 The basics of stretching-Isometric stretches part 5 of 5

220221 Right sounds during surgery can ease post-operative pain

So how to cut down on post-surgery opioids? Researchers publishing in the British Medical Journal showed the way. Surprisingly, it is the words and music you hear when you’re put out during anesthesia that just might help. Listening to soothing words and music during surgery appears to reduce post-operative pain levels.

190221 The basics of stretching-part 4 of 5

So, you’re heading out for a run or walk, and like many others who think they are helping to prevent an injury from happening, you decide to get a few stretches in before starting out. The first thing you probably do is grab a foot, pull it up to your buttocks, and stand there for … Continue reading 190221 The basics of stretching-part 4 of 5

120221 The basics of stretching part 3 of 5

The basics of stretching-the passive stretch So, you’re heading out for a run or walk, and like many others who think they are helping to prevent an injury from happening, you decide to get a few stretches in before starting out. The first thing you probably do is grab a foot, pull it up to … Continue reading 120221 The basics of stretching part 3 of 5

110221 At-Home Yoga on Zoom – Health, Wellness, and Sexual Empowerment

At-Home Yoga on Zoom - Health, Wellness, & Sexual Empowerment Reprinted with permission from: https://www.loradicarlo.com/blog/athome-yoga-on-zoom-health-wellness-sexual-empowerment Remember when everyone started growing green onions, or scallions, in mason jars on their windowsills at the beginning of quarantine? Or how about the exploding popularity of roller skating that caused nationwide shortages of roller skates in the U.S.? There’ve … Continue reading 110221 At-Home Yoga on Zoom – Health, Wellness, and Sexual Empowerment

080221 Hearing aids can help keep the brain healthy as you age

The first is a large-scale study from the U.K.’s University of Exeter and King’s College London building on previous research from the Lancet Commission on Dementia Prevention, Intervention and Care. The study followed 25,000 people ages 50 and older for several years. All had hearing difficulty and could use hearing amplification. One group got hearing aids, the other did not. All were given a battery of memory and cognitive, or thinking, tests.