Leading up to the college’s Strength Beyond Muscles gymnastics meet the team decided to feature some past and present team gymnasts to discuss the importance of mental health awareness and how they show their strength. In a time when there are many parents and teachers who find themselves fighting for the time to have a recess that allows children to spend time on commercial indoor playground equipment at the very least, it can seem like an uphill battle. As we learn more about mental health, however, it is increasingly important to make sure that there is a good mix of physical exercise and, when possible, time in the great outdoors.
As some of the news has more than made clear in the last 24 months, to be a woman in athletics can take a toll, especially when there is a push to look and act a certain way. These pressures can lead to body image issues, disordered eating, perfectionism, and others. From the youngest of ages, it is important that even young athletes are surrounded by
The human spine is a sort of mixed blessing of nature. Human beings are practically unique in the animal kingdom for our bipedal-only movement, and this has altered the shape of our bodies and skeleton. The human spine has an S-curve rather than the typical gentle curve of other animals, and it goes into the base of the human skull instead of the back. Human legs are longer and stronger than the arms, and the feet have arches. All of these features are designed for bipedal movement and supporting the upright human body. This gave early hominids many advantages in pre-historic times, but today, many patients visit professional chiropractors because of our spine’s downsides. The human spine, as well as the related nerves and muscles, often suffer from chronic pain or worse. A spine may even start to collapse over time, and bones may pinch nerves. Or, muscles may become cramped or strained, and all of these issues can be
Mental illnesses of all different types are certainly far from uncommon here in the United States. After all, mental illness comes in all different sizes and develops for all different reasons as well. The data more than backs this up, showing high rates of mental illness all throughout the country as a whole, impacting populations of children and adults alike.
From depression to anxiety to even relationship problems or past trauma, seeing a therapist and engaging in therapy can be more than just going on a journey of self discovery. Of course, the journey of self discovery might happen as well, but the overall quality of the patient’s life is likely to improve as well, journey of self discovery or not. But no matter what the outcome, therapists and psychologists – even psychiatrists – can provide a safe space for trauma to be dealt with, for a journey of self discovery to occur, or for a relationship to be mended.
While a journey of self discovery might not happen as intensi
It is a simple truth that in everyday life, Americans young or old may suffer from wounds, injuries, or other medical conditions that calls for clinic care or the best doctors in one’s area. A medical clinic can do a lot of good for a patient, and often, a medical clinic may be just an Internet search away. However, there is more than one way to get medical attention, and visiting the wrong sort of medical clinic can be trouble. Everyday, minor illness or wounds call for a walk in clinic. Such a medical clinic may be easy to find, and they often have broad hours of operation. Meanwhile, a victim with a life-threatening illness or injury or other condition needs emergency care. A walk in medical clinic cannot offer that kind of medical attention, but a hospital can. Any responsible adult will know how to find the correct type of medical clinic and take a patient there. What is there to know about medical care today?
Visiting the ER
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During the summer months, when the weather is finally nice and comfortable, there’s nothing better than taking a bike ride. In the spring of 2017, 66.21 million people in the United States had gone cycling in the last 12 months.
There are roughly one billion bicycles in the world-about twice as many as motor vehicles-and more than 100 million bicycles are manufactured each year. That means there’s a lot of bicyclists outdoors no matter where you go.
Whether you’re a novice or an experienced rider, having the right tools is essential. Perhaps no piece of equipment is as important as the saddle or bike seat. It can be a challenge finding the right saddle, but putting in the effort is worth it because if you’re comfortable, you’ll want to ride more. Saddle comfort is subjective, but you want to try them out and see what works best.
When picking a saddle or bike seat, you want to consider several things. One is the type of riding you’re doing:
- For your normal everyda
Your husband took your youngest son into the doctor this morning after your five year old spent all night barking. Your poor baby’s cough was crazy, and you both hoped that the pediatrician would offer some solutions. Fortunately, the child doctor offered oral steroids or a shot of them and your brave son chose the shot! He cried afterwards, however, because he said that hurt more then then flu shot. He is a brave boy, and you hope that he feels better quick! Croup is nasty, and is just one of the reasons that you and your husband have taken both of your two boys in to the pediatrician to find a solution.
Pediatric clinics offer a number of important services to their patients. From annual flu shots to examinations for broken bones to getting care for childhood health problems like croup, in fact, many families think that there are a number of real advantages
Exercise is important for people of all ages, from the oldest to the youngest. This is something that most of us know, but struggle to make happen in our day to day lives. After all, recently collected data has discovered that a scant 5% of all adults here in the United States are actually exercising for even just a mere half of an hour on a daily basis, with up to two thirds (or more) not getting the weekly recommended amount of exercise in addition to this. For many people, exercise is hard to fit into an already busy day – and even harder to find the motivation to do.
But exercise is important. It helps to keep our bodies strong. It helps to keep us at a healthy weight (as obesity comes with a vast array of often life threatening medical complications). Regular exercise can even help to improve overall mood and mental outlook, though it certainly cannot be viewed as any type of cure to mental illness. For those who are looking for all of the above in a fast and efficient way (a
Here in the United States, urgent care centers and medical clinics are making a huge change in the way that people seek out medical treatment. For one thing, urgent care centers are on the rise, with more than 7,300 of them located all throughout the country according to data that was gathered back in the year of 2016. In the years that have followed since, this number has only continued to grow – and is likely to continue to climb in the years that are to come as well. In fact, more than a quarter of the patient population here in the United States alone has visited an urgent care location at least once over the course of the last 24 months, the last two years or so.
But why choose urgent care centers over other forms of medical treatment, such as going to see a general care practitioner or even going to the emergency room? For one thing, the latter options for treatment are not always convenient, and more than 20% of people who visited urgent care centers said that they did so b
Biking is a very popular activity. In the United States in 2017, it has been reported that over 66 million people said they had gone biking in the previous 12 months. Whether you like Fixy bikes or something that catches your fancy at local bike shops, here are some reasons to ditch your car and commute every day with your bicycle.
- You can save a boatload of money. There are a number of ways riding a Fiy bike to work can save you money. The act of biking and not driving means there is less wear and tear on your car. That means you will have to pay less to keep it running. You may also get a discount from your car insurance company if you let them know you are not driving it as much. And then you will save a lot on gas. It has been estimated that by riding bikes, people save about 238 million gallons of gas each year.
- This will help you stay active and get in shape. It can be hard to manage a family, a job, and working out. When you bike to and from work, you ar
Getting medical care when you have a real and urgent medical problem or concern is hugely important to be able to do, but not everyone is able to get this treatment when they need it. First of all, a lack insurance can be a problem, and going to a local emergency room for medical treatment can be drastically expensive. Even for those who are insured, taking time off of work to go into the typical doctor’s office can be difficult as well. And sometimes, concerning medical symptoms develop during times when the average doctor’s office is closed, making it virtually impossible to get urgent medical care from such a place.
Fortunately, various medical clinics and urgent care centers are becoming more commonplace than ever before, springing up all over the country as we know it. As a matter of fact, the growth in urgent care centers was nearly 1,000 between the year of 2015 and the year of 2016, and this is a number that has only continued to grow in the years following. There are now