What was Once Old is Now New Again! Smart Gardening Tips
Gardens are beginning to appear in backyards across the country from the White House to your house. Enjoying fruits, vegetables and flowers grown in your own backyard can be a family activity that is both fun and economical. To help keep a smile on your face and the pain away from your neck, back, shoulders, hips and knees try using the following tips:
- Warm up before you start. Gentle stretching of the muscles of your upper and lower body increases flexibility and ease of movement.
- Plan ahead and be realistic. Take your time and enjoy the process. Trying to do too much too quickly is a certain recipe for injury. Read more...
Whiplash Injuries: Why They Happen And What You Can Do To Help Prevent It
It is an event that is often unexpected but frequently unforgettable. You are stopped in your car at a red light, patiently waiting for the signal to change when you hear the unmistakable sound of a car behind you slamming on its brakes just before it hits your car. Within the next few seconds you are quickly and forcefully jostled inside your car and by the time you catch your breath the accident is over. However, in that very short period of time your head, neck, jaw, upper body and nervous system are subjected to a series of forces that are 2-3 times greater than the impact of the collision. Commonly known as “whiplash” the effects of this cervical acceleration/deceleration injury or CAD can be short term but can also last for a long time with potentially debilitating consequences. Read more...