Christopher R. Hood JR, DPM
It’s Back To School Season! And we all know what that means – new classes, new clothing, new schedules – it’s the time of year for adjustments. Sometimes this time of year also introduces a new season of athletics, whether for your returning MVP or new coming rookie. Here are some tips for starting (or restarting) the school sports season off right.
It goes without saying that a great workout is beneficial to the body for various reasons. It helps to improve overall health, lowers risk of disease and obesity, adds self-esteem, and supports emotional stability and mood, while helping to develop and support regular sleep patterns. Experts joke that it is the cure-all for any ailment that comes with getting older. And, have you ever noticed that people who regularly exercise seem to be the happiest people you have ever met? There’s a reason!
This summer heat wave has no end in sight, but no one wants to be stuck inside in the air conditioning the entire time. When your kids need to blow off some steam, it can be easy for them to overdo it with the heat and humidity. Most of us know how to keep ourselves hydrated in high temperatures, but what about your little ones who sometimes need some extra guidance? Making sure they get enough water can ensure an easier day outside for everyone during the hot summer months.
Until a fountain of youth is discovered, we?ll have to find other methods of slowing down the aging process. One of the most effective ways is through regular exercise. Here are some helpful tips on participating in physical activities in a safe manner:
For many people, springtime means planning the yearly garden. Over the span of the summer, various fruits and vegetables fill the countertops and pantry shelves, offering delicious and healthy alternatives to store-bought snacks and junk food. But the nutritional value is not the only benefit in growing your own fruits and vegetables. Obviously, gardening is a great way to get your family away from the screens, and outside in the fresh air, but what about other benefits that are not as obvious?
Flip flops used to be a drugstore dollar bin buy—what you wore for an afternoon at the pool or a trip to the beach, but not anymore. For many Americans, these summertime staples have become the preferred footwear for warmer months, thanks to their convenience and ‘footloose’ feeling.
Knee replacement surgery is a procedure that can be life changing for many patients with chronic pain from arthritis or past injuries. This surgery can provide pain relief and mobility for an otherwise “worn out” knee. This is beneficial for active people trying to get back to an active lifestyle. Traditional knee replacement surgery is a viable option, but is considered invasive, and requires a great amount of rehabilitation, especially for the first few months. This timeline can be daunting for someone who is already living with daily chronic pain, normally works a forty-hour week, and has already used up his or her vacation time. What then?
Interested in roughin’ it? Camping is a fun and kid-friendly way to spend time with the family while experiencing the outdoors. While it is appealing because of the low price tag, it is also an opportunity to bring funny stories back to civilization on Monday morning. But when you have little ones in tow, the issue of safety is always on the forefront. What if something happens and we are out in the middle of nowhere without a cell signal?
So you have a bun in the oven, but you don’t want to abandon your weekly workout class. You might have to go easy on breaking your record for consecutive suicides, but exercise is considered safe and is even encouraged while your little one is in utero. Here are some tips for making it as safe and effective as possible.