Archive for April 2012
Taking care of your heart through diet and exercise can help you live a happier, more healthful life. And translating dietary guidelines into food choices and lifestyle changes that promote heart health recently got easier. (more…)
Surgery is needed for:
Curves that exceed 40 degrees to 50 degrees get worse quickly and are not controlled by bracing.
Curves greater than forty degrees to fifty degrees in people whose skeleton is still growing 13, 6 (more…)
Treatment of scoliosis in children and teens attempts to prevent the curve from getting worse through bracing or to correct the curve through surgery.
Basis of treatment
Goals of treatment (more…)
While glaucoma is a very common condition in people over 60, acute glaucoma accounts for fewer than 10 percent of the cases. Acute glaucoma comes on quickly and requires immediate medical attention. (more…)
Adjusting the exercise plan
Typically, exercise plans are designed topromote rapid cardiovascular and strength gains. While quick results are what most new exercisers want, they will often be overwhelmed with the associated discomfort of a too-aggressive program. Adjustments need to be made to the “prescribing by the book” method if exercise maintenance is to finally be advanced. (more…)
Assessing risk for dropout
For the ESP program,new members’ needs are objectively assessed based on their physiological state and exercise experience, as well as behavioral predictors of early exercise dropout. Most aspects of ESP flow from the findings obtained from the 15-item self-report inventory. Computer technology allows a touch screen to deliver the inventory and immediately score responses. (more…)
A computerized exercise support program (ESP) that focuses on goals that emphasize sticking with the exercise program, rather than goals that emphasize results, strengthens the connection between members andstaff and better serves the individuals’ needs. (more…)
Are you the first person finished at the dinner table? People trying to lose weight often have the habit of eating too fast. Consequently, they eat more food at a sitting than they really need. (more…)
Can’t get a good night’s sleep? You may have to blame your pillow!
Consider the curve of your neck. If you don’t support it with the proper pillow, you could toss and turn all night. (more…)