Negative Effects of Gymnastics on the Body

Olympic gymnasts are young, normally retiring around 18. Though there are some benefits to practicing at such a young age, they are far outweighed by the drawbacks. The obsession with unhealthily low weights has caused anorexia and bulimia in more than a few gymnasts, sometimes leading to death. Though many gymnasts are healthy, not all…

A Rotator Cuff Exercise a Day Keeps the Physio Away

A good suggestion that I would have for any person who does strength training is: “make sure you have shoulder stability and rotator cuff exercises in your program at least once a week throughout the year.” The shoulder joint is an extremely mobile joint due to the fact it sacrifices stability. The shoulder joint has…

Jobs For People With Back Pain

Back pain is one of the leading causes of missed work and disability in the U.S. People with back conditions often have to modify their behaviors to manage pain, and this modification can interfere with the ability to perform your job. Many people choose to or need to continue working in the face of chronic…

Penis Pain: Handling the Lumpy Penis

Guys like to take pride in their equipment, and a lumpy penis can strike a blow to that pride. When that lumpiness also brings about penis pain, it’s a double blow. Guys with common sense practice appropriate penis care, but sometimes a lumpy tool requires a little extra care. Lymphangiosclerosis Bumps and lumps can pop…

Insomnia & Old Age

Contrary to popular belief, insomnia and sleep issues are not intrinsically linked to aging. Instead, health issues and medical complications are the likely culprit for why so many of our senior citizens have trouble getting a good night’s rest. Symptoms of sleeplessness, or insomnia, include difficulty falling or staying asleep, waking up frequently throughout the…

The Many Manifestations of Fear

Fear manifests itself in many forms. At it’s mildest, it is experienced as a vague sense of anxiety or frustration, or a sense of discomfort that is difficult to pin down. At its extreme end, fear can kill. In between these two ends, fear manifests itself in all negative feelings. Take for example anger. At…

Dictionary of Common Foot Ailments

•    Athlete’s Foot.  A skin disease caused by a fungus and characterized by dry, itchy, flaky skin.  Prevent athlete’s foot by washing the feet regularly and wearing sandals in public showers. •    Bunions.  A hereditary condition characterized by a bump protruding from the big toe’s metatarsal bone on the side of the foot.  Bunions can…

Horse Chestnut Herb Description – Herbal Medicines

Taxonomic class Hippocastanaceae Common Trade Names Horse Chestnut Extract, Horse Chestnut Power, Horse Chestnut SFSE, Venostasin Retard, Venostat Common Forms Capsules: 250 mg, 300 mg Also available as extract using aescin to standardize concentration. Source The seeds from Aesculus hippocastanum are used to formulate horse chestnut extract sometimes known as Hippocastani semen. The bark of…

Some Unconventional Treatments to Nail Fungus

People who are or have been afflicted with nail fungus will attest to the fact that it is a tough adversary to beat. There are many treatment options available including pharmaceutical topical and oral medications as well as natural herbal remedies. But they take forever to finish, are messy or are downright ineffective. It is…

Paranoid Schizophrenia, the Krays, and Freud’s Confusion

There are various types of Schizophrenia, but Paranoid Schizophrenia is the most common. The patient has delusions that people are deliberately trying to persecute her, she may well consider herself of exalted birth, or maybe that she’s been sent on a special mission by the Government, although she’s not always sure what that mission might…

The Triangular Bandage

The triangular bandage is the most useful bandage for first-aid work. It is strong and can be used for a variety of purposes. The first way to try it is to fold it so that it looks something like a necktie. This is called a cravat bandage. If you have a triangular bandage handy you…

3 Reasons to Wear Motorcycle Gloves

Motorcycle gloves, gear and apparel seem like just accessories, not much of a necessity, especially something as minute as motorcycle gloves. Truth be told, motorcycle gloves can be very useful, here’s why. Reason #1 — No Motorcycle Gloves Equals Wet Palms Motorcycle gloves seem like a useless accessory, maybe just to look cool, but motorcycle…