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Cardiovascular Health Without a Gym Membership
January 5, 2013 Exercise Brian Fulton

  “I have two doctors; my left foot and my right.” – G. M. Trevelyan I recently visited my parents in Huntsville. While up there I joined my dad for his morning walk. He set a healthy pace doing a 30-minute circuit before returning home. It was a great way to start the day.  Did
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Walking- The Oldest Form of Exercise
January 4, 2013 Exercise,Healthy Lifestyle Brian Fulton

  “I have two doctors, my left leg and my right.” – George Trevelyan, 1913 Walking seems so ordinary, so relaxed an activity that it’s hard to believe that it has so many health benefits. What benefits you ask? Well, studies show that regular walks can significantly lower the risk of heart attack, diabetes, stroke,
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Epsom Salts For Your Health
March 1, 2012 Healthy Lifestyle,Managing Common Conditions,Rehabilitation Brian Fulton

Epsom Salts For Your Health — Folklore or Fact? The medicinal use Epsom salts dates back centuries, but then again, so does bloodletting and trepanation (drilling a hole in the patient’s skull).  Centuries of use by lay folk or even doctors doesn’t necessarily guarantee efficacy. Unless science can back up claims made by the purveyors
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Dealing With Fibromyalgia
February 6, 2012 Managing Common Conditions,Rehabilitation Brian Fulton

  The twentieth century brought tremendous advances in medicine. Antibiotics, in particular, helped to change the medical paradigm to one of belief in ‘magic bullets’. Science and medicine, like technology, were the new gods that were going to solve all human suffering. They certainly have solved many problems, and tremendous advances have been made, however
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Exercise and Your Brain
February 6, 2012 Exercise,Head,Healthy Lifestyle Brian Fulton

  Research has long shown that moderate exercise protects against an array of chronic diseases and slows the effects of aging, but did you know that exercise also improves brain function, reduces the risk of strokes and can protect the brain from degenerative changes?

Simple, Safe Exercises For Your Back
February 6, 2012 Back and Pelvis,Exercise,Managing Common Conditions,Rehabilitation Brian Fulton

  A term that you may have heard used around fitness is core strength. However, when you try to find out exactly which muscles are the core muscles, you find that everybody has a different list. Suffice it to say that they are generally the deeper muscles in the torso and hips rather than the
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Computer Workstation Ergonomics
February 6, 2012 Arms and Hands,Back and Pelvis,Injury Prevention,Neck and Shoulders,Repetitive Strain Injury Brian Fulton

  Ergonomics is the field of study that attempts to minimize the negative impact of work on our bodies. While ergonomics primarily looks at the work environment, the principles may be applied to anything that we do, from the physical set-up of our home computer to the shape of your snow shovel handle.

Nocturnal (Evening) Leg Cramps
February 6, 2012 Legs and Feet,Managing Common Conditions Brian Fulton

  Nocturnal leg cramps are a complaint that I’ve heard from several of my clients.  Nocturnal myoclonus is a sudden, involuntary contraction of the calf muscles that occurs during the night, or while at rest.  These cramps can affect persons in any age group, but they tend to occur more often in middle-aged and older
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Tingling in the Arms and Hands
February 6, 2012 Arms and Hands,Managing Common Conditions,Neck and Shoulders,Rehabilitation,Repetitive Strain Injury Brian Fulton

  That Pins-and-Needles Feeling! A common complaint in this modern computer age is tingling in one’s fingers, hands or forearms. It is not uncommon for people to experience this feeling, particularly as the aging process begins to affect the body and circulation becomes impaired. Is tingling something to be taken seriously? Absolutely!

Treating and Avoiding Shin Splints
February 6, 2012 Exercise,Injury Prevention,Legs and Feet,Managing Common Conditions,Rehabilitation Brian Fulton

  One common running injury is  “shin splints”, a phrase that really tells you nothing.  As with most body pain, inflammation is involved and needs to be minimized.  In the case of shin splints, inflammation is occurring in a muscle compartment that has little room for expansion, and it is occurring right where your muscle
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