Sleeping positons to manage back pain during sleep

Sleeping positons to manage back pain during sleep

Restful sleep is important for overall health. An average person spends 1/3 of their life  sleeping which makes it important to spend that time in comfort.  Sleep provides countless benefits for your body and mind, one of such is pain regulation.  Research shows that lack of sleep may effect person's pain modulation. Adequate amount of sleep will not only help you feel more rested in the morning, but it can also help alleviate chronic or actue pain.

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To stretch or not to stretch?

To stretch or not to stretch?

Muscle strain, also known as a pulled muscle, is the most common type of sports injury. Many people stretch prior to beginning their exercise regimen to prevent such injury. Recently, there has been a shift in thought about the benefits of stretching prior to exercise. New research suggests that stretching pre-exercise does not provide protection from injuries and, in some cases, may cause harm. This has incited confusion about whether stretching before exercising is beneficial or detrimental to your health.

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Simple steps to fixing those pesky neck and back problems

Simple steps to fixing those pesky neck and back problems

Do you remember when you were younger and your mother told you to stand up straight?  Well, it turns out, mothers really do know best after all.   Having good posture is essential to your health and well being.  Poor posture creates stress for virtually all parts of your body.  It can cause everything from headaches, neck tightness, back issues to knee and ankle pain.  Here are some simple ways you can improve your posture and save yourself a trip to the doctor.

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