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Why talk about stress? What do w... by Sharon OConnor .. Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Wed 22 Oct 2008 4:50pm Why talk about stress? What do we mean by stress? What can we do about it? Stress is the body’s response to a real or perceived threat.  Fight or flight response- developed initially to protect us from external threats – attacks by predators, physical assaults.   A true lifesaver when a brief, external threat is encountered. I ... Read on »
Muscles Don't Grow in the Gym... by Rono (MindNMuscleFitness) Healthy Living Professional Posted Tue 28 Apr 2009 12:03pm I find myself having to explain this concept to many people, so I decided I would write a blog about it. Muscle growth does not take place in the gym and on the other hand neither does weight loss. I have witnessed on many occasions where you see the guys lifting weights and checking out their muscles in the mirror to see if there was any im ... Read on »
Learning To Be Stressed by Bill Klemm Doctor of Philosophy Posted Mon 19 Aug 2013 12:00am People are constantly exposed to stressful situations. These may be physical (like participating in marathons, being exposed to radiation, and, perhaps surprisingly, exposed to sedatives or anesthetics). But stress can also be mental, wherein we become anxious and worried over certain events, existing or anticipated. Whether physical or ... Read on »
Sweeps and Cuts by Kristy W. Facebook Posted Sun 05 Sep 2010 4:00am I am forever working on my legs, I can never get them big enough. The average woman would probably kill for my legs, long, lean, I don't carry weight in my thighs, I do not have cankles. But I also don't have those nice big quadriceps muscles , that make a beautiful sweep out to the side, just above the knee , but I have been workin ... Read on »
Stress, Posture, and Gait by FitBuff Brandon Patient Expert Posted Sat 22 Oct 2011 1:18pm A holistic look at the causes of our aches and pains… People seeking relief from aches and pains often are not aware of how imbalance in their posture and gait (walk) contributes to pain and fatigue. At the same time, more people are seeking ways to exercise that reduce stress and improves balance without damaging the body. ... Read on »
Safe exercise for boomers: Correcting imbalance for lifelong vitality — guest post by Dr. John Lombardozzi by Scott Keith Patient Expert Posted Mon 17 Oct 2011 3:28am As the Boomer generation ages, they want to maintain a high level of activity and quality of life. But they are often challenged to find safe exercises that will build fitness without tearing up their bodies. In examining dozens of patients, I’ve found many suffering the effects of stress, including improper exercise, traumatic injury, sp ... Read on »
Six tips to build resilience and prevent brain-damaging stress by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted Mon 20 May 2013 2:27pm These days, we all live under considerable stress — economic challenges, job demands, family tensions, always-on technology and the 24-hour news cycle all contribute to ceaseless worry. While many have learned to simply “live with it,” this ongoing stress can, unless properly managed, have a serious negative impact on our ability to think clea ... Read on »
What is stress and how does it e... by Rev. Dr. Richard B. Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Sat 13 Sep 2008 1:12am What is stress and how does it effect you? The wikipedia describes stress as: Stress (roughly the opposite of relaxation) is a medical term for a wide range of strong external stimuli, both physiological and psychological, which can cause a physiological response called the general adaptation syndrome, first described in 1936 by Hans Selye i ... Read on »