Health Tips for Golfers

Many avid golfers contort their bodies into oddly twisted postures, generating a great deal of torque. Couple this motion with a bent-over stance, repeat 120 times over three or four hours, add the fatigue that comes with several miles of walking, and you’ve got a good workout—and a recipe for potential lower-back trouble. As America’s love affair with the game continues to grow, the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) has advice on how to take a proactive approach that will prepare your body for many years of pain-free play.

Tips to Achieve Quality Sleep

An old Chinese proverb states, “Only when one cannot sleep does one know how long the night is.” Anyone who’s ever experienced an occasional bout with insomnia—and that’s most of us—can relate to this all too well. In fact, surveys have shown that between 40 and 60 percent of the general population has trouble sleeping…

Using Technology Safely

Mobile devices such as cell phones, iPads, laptops and electronic readers have made our lives more convenient. In today’s society, many people fear giving up their cell phones even for a few hours. While this makes it easier to accomplish tasks without being tethered to an office, this has also increased the amount of time we spend using these devices, which can adversely affect our health.

Chronic Pain and Depression

For traditional static stretching (stretching a muscle to a comfortable end range of motion and holding it), the duration of the stretch is going to depend on how tight you are. Some people will feel a release after 30 seconds, while others might need…

How To Lessen The Effects Of Stress On Your Health?

Stress has become a fact of life, and for some, the daily norm. Although occasional stress can help improve our focus and performance, living with chronic stress can backfire by causing anxiety, depression, and serious health problems. Understanding who we are, knowing our major struggles, putting them in perspective, and taking action can help us deal with stress. The following strategies can also improve stress tolerance and help lessen the effects of stress on our health.