It’s December – one of the coldest months of the year – and yet, contrary to popular belief, it is a great time for marathon and long distance running. Many races are being held just before Christmas rolls around. And that means many months of hard work – long, arduous hours spent in preparation for this moment. Yes, although we don’t like to believe it, although we’d like to believe that one could just get out of bed, slip on ...Continue Reading → Share
The gluteus maximus is not only a fun word to say, but it’s also a very important muscle. Located in the rear end, its function is to act upon the pelvis, supporting it and the trunk upon the head of the femur. Weak glutes often lead to lower body injuries that can leave one sidelined or hobbling around for quite a long time. Many strength trainers seem to overlook the need to exercise the glutes, leaving them and their clients ...Continue Reading → Share
Hamstring pulls are among one of the most common injuries that athletes get. They are also one of the worst injuries, as it takes for ever for one to recover from such an injury. With a hamstring pull, one can be sidelined for anywhere from one to eight months, depending on the severity of the injury. At Chiropractic Clinic Houston, our chiropractors are dedicated to helping those who suffer from these terrible injuries to get to normal as soon ...Continue Reading → Share
Recent studies are beginning to shed light on the deleterious effects of prolonged sitting. A sedentary individual, who sits for the majority of his day, is said to have a life expectancy that is anywhere from 5 to 10 percent less than the more active individuals who get at least 1 hour of exercise per day. Unfortunately, the number of folks who do meet the minimum requirement of 1 hour of exercise per day to maintain a healthy and normal ...Continue Reading → Share
Heel spurs: deposits of calcium, located at the bottom of the heel bone. Sounds painful, doesn’t it? More often than not, it is. And it can become so intolerable, that walking becomes downright impossible. But pain is not always an indication that a heel spur exists. Sometimes, even with a heel spur, you won’t feel the slightest tincture of discomfort. This can make things difficult to diagnose. Pain is not a necessary component of the existence of a heel spur. ...Continue Reading → Share
Sadly, so many people die in America because of heart disease.. Twenty-five percent of deaths are caused by heart disease. Actually, a quarter of a million Americans have a heart attack every year. Some die, some don’t. But regardless, it is something that none of us want to experience. Studies have shown that by eliminating cardiovascular risk factors, such as diabetes, obesity, poor diet, physical inactivity and excessive alcohol use, before the age of 50 can reduce the risk of ...Continue Reading → Share
Cross country running competitions resume in the fall and winter months. The competition is fierce, for both males and females. These runners race on open-air courses. The courses usually range from two to eight miles and can consist of grass, gravel, dirt or any other natural terrain.
Long distance running, especially on uneven terrain, can cause aches and injuries. All that pounding and pounding can be enough to result in long term complications. A few of the most common ...Continue Reading → Share
The bones are the building blocks of the body; they give the body its foundation. One’s muscles, tendons and ligaments are anchored to one’s bones; they are the linchpin that provide order and stability. They also produce vital blood cells. In brief, the bones supply incredibly important nutrients to an individual’s entire body.
Between the ages of 35 and 40, one’s bones start to break down a lot faster than they rebuild. This is a problem that can lead ...
In the early 1950s, the steroid cortisone, an anti-inflammatory drug, was first synthesized and touted as the best thing since sliced bread. Athletes with chronic pain, from all over the world, started taking it, swearing that it got rid of all their injuries and thus boosting their athletic performance in the process. Quarterbacks, runningbacks, free safeties, strong safeties, and even kickers were calling it the catholicon for dealing with nagging injuries, chronic pain, and even minor strains. Cortisone shots became ...Continue Reading → Share
In an intense sport like mixed martial arts, incorporating not only wrestling, but jiujitsu as well, the neck is extremely susceptible to injury. The aphorism “where the neck goes, the body follows” is an aphorism for a reason. So many professional MMA fighters, from George St. Pierre, to Anderson Silva, to Brock Lesnar, have had to deal with neg problems throughout their illustrious careers. It goes to show you that even the strongest of men, the most robust bodies, are ...Continue Reading → Share