The pushup is a simple exercise that can strengthen and tone many of the muscles of the upper body and core. There are many variations of pushup that suit a range of abilities and focus on different sets of muscles. In this article, we look at which muscles pushups work and some of the benefits…

A recent study shows that a person’s metabolism does not stay the same for 24 hours — in fact, there are times of the day where their body is chewing through a greater number of calories while they are just sitting there. According to a new study, a person’s energy-burning ability fluctuates across the day….

A pinched nerve in the shoulder occurs when a nearby structure irritates or presses on a nerve coming from the neck. This can lead to shoulder pain and numbness of the arm and hand. Doctors may also refer to a pinched nerve in the shoulder arising from the neck as cervical radiculopathy. An acute injury…

Rehab Starts Right After Surgery Following ACL repair surgery, most patients experience pain and inflammation around the knee. Successful rehabilitation begins right after surgery to allow patients to alleviate swelling and discomfort, prevent stiffness, and preserve range of motion. To accomplish that, your physical therapist may recommend: Ice and compression wraps Leg elevation Ankle pumps…

A groundbreaking study says that being able to build a relationship with your doctor over time is crucial for your health. Researchers at St Leonard’s Practice in Exeter and the University of Exeter Medical School — both in the United Kingdom — have conducted a systematic review into the link between continuity of care (seeing…

  Try doing these 6 easy stretches to reduce back pain right at home. Back pain can be, well, a pain. Lower back pain, in particular affects almost everyone at some point during their lives. While it may be tempting to lie in bed all day, that can actually make the problem worse. Luckily, there…