Archive for September 2011
Another user on the message boards that really made an impression was Geezer. He gave us the idea to do a 21 DC. We would do Tae-Bo for 21 days straight. The philosophy was that it would become a habit. He talked about Gumption Traps, which is when we sabotage ourselves with our negative thinking. We talked about how some of us lost inches quickly and how a lot of us were Tae-Bo Tortoises. (more…)
My journey with Tae-Bo began out of desperation. I lost weight after my third child by using a liquid diet. I drank two shakes a day and ate one meal.
I walked a couple miles a day and felt stronger, but I knew winter was coming and I wouldn’t be able to drag my kids out in the cold weather. (more…)
Competitions provide the opportunity to receive criticism from professional judges. Your score at the end of your routine gives you one measure of your competence, but in many competitions, judges are glad to later peak with contestants. Sometimes a few quick pointers from a pro can open you to enormous changes that dramatically improve your practice of tai chi. (more…)
Arthur Wong, founder of the Green Dragon tai chi clubs, was reflecting on the success of two of his students. Todd Tibbetts had just won the men’s masters division at the second Midwest Regional Tai Chi Competition and Vicki Sellner had placed first in the women’s masters division. (more…)
Anti-inflammatory medications such as aspirin or ibuprofen often decrease the inflammation. An injection of cortisone may reduce inflammation and pain, as well. (more…)
Feverfew belongs to the family Asteraceae and in modern botanical literature is referred to by Tanacetum parthenium. It is an aromatic perennial that grows from 20 to 60 centimeters tall, has greenish yellow two- to five-lobed leaves and flowers that resemble those of chamomile. It is a native of Europe and was naturalized in North and South America in the nineteenth century. (more…)
What is a Migraine Headache?
Various types of headache are related to each other as a continuum of cerebrovascular disorders; different types of migraine headaches occupy a sub-region of these maladies. The name migraine refers to the frequent occurrence of headache on one side (hemi-half) of the head (cranium). Another characteristic of some types of migraine is the presence of a preliminary or warning phase, the aura, which may yield unusual sensory-related phenomena such as colors or sounds. (more…)
While roughly half of all tennis players will suffer tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) at some point in their career, they make up less than 10% of cases seen by physicians. However, it’s been given this moniker because the backhand swing in tennis is a common activity that can cause the problem. (more…)