The Achilles is a tendon that connects your two major calf muscles to the heel bone. When it is placed under too much stress, which is a common occurrence for runners and other athletes, it can become less flexible and even inflamed. An inflamed Achilles tendon can eventually tear, which is why any runner should take steps to protect their Achilles and recognize the symptoms of inflammation before they get to be too much.
As we move from one season into another, extreme temperatures can sneak up on you. It can be quite pleasant one day, then abnormally hot or cold the next. During this time of transition, it's particularly important to guard against temperature-related illnesses.
Many people believe that they will have quality vision their whole lives, but aging and certain habits, behaviors, accidents and illnesses can take your vision from you gradually or in an instant. To maintain excellent eyesight for as long as possible, follow these three tips throughout your life.
It's no fun being sick or injured. Aside from being physically hurt, injuries often take you out of your normal rhythm and wear on your mind and emotions. Here are five great tips to boost your mental toughness and help you speed up your recovery from injury or ailment.
Staying healthy is important to people of all ages, but it’s paramount for those entering their golden years (age 65 and over). Exercise and maintaining a good diet offers essential benefits including strengthening the immune system, providing more energy, improving mood, and preventing disease.
Gluten is one of the most highly debated food products in the world, and many people are unsure of what it is and how it affects our bodies. Even if you are not completely allergic to gluten, you still might benefit from reducing your intake or avoiding it entirely. Here is a closer look at how gluten impacts your overall health and some of the advantages of a gluten-free diet.
Nerve pain is random, painful, and can take a serious toll on the quality of life of the sufferer. Because this pain is caused by nerves that have already been damaged, it is sometimes impossible to completely eliminate the problem. Pain can be minimized, however, with some lifestyle changes and topical medications. Below are few strategies that will help you minimize nerve pain.