These Exercises Will Help Improve Your Heart Health

Throughout February, Aches and Gains has celebrated American Heart Month. The chronic pain associated with heart disease, commonly resulting from obesity, high blood pressure and diabetes, can be devastating for those living with these cardiovascular conditions and their loved ones. As I’ve previously shared, it is essential to recognize the warning signs for a heart attack …

Detox

The Chronic Pain Detox

It is five days into the New Year! I hope you are all feeling confident that you can overcome your battle with chronic pain. If you do not yet have a list of resolutions, or you know you want to do something but don’t know where to start, here are a few tips. These center …

Resolution

In It to Win It: Resolutions to Keep for 2017

Can you believe that 2016 is almost over? It seems like the years keep getting shorter as we grow older. I like the New Year because it feels like a blank slate. We can improve upon our goals from the previous year and create new ones. Think about what happened this year – good and …

Gunnar Peterson – Functional Fitness for Pain, Part II

Pain often leads to restricted movements, changes in posture, and ultimately a more sedentary life. Exercise offers much more pain relief than you might imagine, especially a program that emphasizes functional training. Gunnar Peterson, trainer for professional athletes and stars like Jennifer Lopez and Sylvester Stallone, shares how his exercise program can reduce and resist …

Preventative Measures for Winter Colds

The holidays are fast approaching and what could be worse than getting sick during the most wonderful time of the year? Some of us find ourselves resilient to cold weather viruses, but a lot of us aren’t so lucky. This week is National Flu Vaccination Week. It’s time to really start thinking about preventing viruses …

Gunnar Peterson – Functional Fitness for Pain, Part I

Pain often leads to restricted movements, changes in posture, and ultimately a more sedentary life. Exercise offers much more pain relief than you might imagine, especially a program that emphasizes functional training. Gunnar Peterson, trainer for professional athletes and stars like Jennifer Lopez and Sylvester Stallone shares how his exercise program can reduce and resist pain. …

Pain and Perfection in Ballet Dancers, Part II

Professional ballet dancers train their bodies for high performance aerobic endurance, muscular strength, and good joint stability. But, they risk significant musculoskeletal injury from the demands of training and performance. Mary Helen Bowers, acclaimed ballerina who trained Natalie Portman for her Academy Award winning role in Black Swan shares how she overcame her own injuries …

Dealing with Diabetes: How to Decrease Your Pain

Diabetes is the most common cause of neuropathy worldwide. People experience burning, numbness, and tingling in their legs most often, and then it can spread up the leg, and to the hands and fingers. When it occurs, it strikes both legs and arms at the same time in a “stocking-glove distribution,” meaning that the affected …

Pain and Perfection in Ballet Dancers, Part I

Professional ballet dancers train their bodies for high performance aerobic endurance, muscular strength, and good joint stability. But, they risk significant musculoskeletal injury from the demands of training and performance. Mary Helen Bowers, acclaimed ballerina who trained Natalie Portman for her Academy Award winning role in Black Swan shares how she overcame her own injuries …

The Benefits of Yoga for Pain

Yoga is one of the top 10 most popular alternative medicine therapies for health. It is 4,000 years old and has been used as a method for physical and spiritual healing for physical and mental well-being. Along with massage and Pilates, consumers rate yoga equivalent to prescription medications for easing low back pain and can …