Weightlifting during circuit training builds strength, but it can also be tough on your shoulders. Here are five tips to prevent common injuries.
We all know exercise is good for you but, some exercises can actually do more harm than good and result in muscle and joint injuries. Depending on your age, fitness level and history of injuries, certain exercises should be avoided. Especially for those who may sit in an office during the day and hit the gym […]
Though somewhat overshadowed by its better-known neighbor, the gluteus maximus, the gluteus medius is one of the most important muscles in the human body. For runners especially, this muscle tends to be underused — but it can be easily strengthened with a few simple, targeted exercises. Here’s what you need to know about the gluteus medius, as […]
While you may have just started hearing the term “functional fitness’ this is not a newly created fitness regimen. Functional fitness refers to training, meaning exercising to improve balance, strength, and endurance, to help make our everyday tasks easier. From lifting furniture to lifting your toddler, everyday activities do cause injury when your body is […]
Regular exercise is one of the easiest ways to protect your body from joint and muscle pain, especially during pregnancy, but the benefits don’t end there. While you may have to switch up your usual workout routine due to the extra weight, the benefits of exercising during this time are long-lasting for both you and your baby. Take […]
A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association concluded that physical activity is associated with a lowered risk of very many types of cancers. More remarkably, this lowered risk of cancer even applies to smokers and those overweight. The study was headed by Steven C. Moore, Ph.D. of the National Cancer Institute […]
Injuries of the ankle are common among athletes and amateurs in many different sports and exercises. Working out at the gym, enjoying summer jogs, or playing any type of sport are typical ways to injure your ankle. Unfortunately, spraining, rolling, or fracturing your ankle is easy to do and will often occur again without the proper […]
Whether you’re a beginner or an avid runner dedicated to training, there are some injuries you are bound to encounter. Here are a few common running injuries and things one can do to treat it. Runner’s Knee – Another name for this is Iliotibial Band Syndrome. The name comes from the tendon that stretches from the […]
The winter months can really have an effect on overall health. It’s not as easy to get excited and motivated about wellness when it is cold, dark or dreary outside. When it’s too cold to enjoy the outdoors, it’s time to get creative about staying active. Take the stairs. Whether you live or work in a […]
There is no denying the benefits of youth sports. Youth are given the opportunity to build character, learn how to work as a team, learn how to lead others, listen to instruction, manage their time and set goals for themselves, and of course, spend hours being active and exercising. However, there may be some negative […]
According to Dr. Leon Popovitz, co-founder of New York Bone and Joint Specialists in New York: “You absolutely need to stretch. I recommend stretching before, taking a break during your workout to stretch, and then stretching again after. That significantly decreases the incidences of injury while the activity is going on, and it also significantly decreases […]
“What often happens is these supplement companies grab these promising [hormone] factors, jump on them, and market them before the entire medical community has the ability to know the real detrimental effects,” Popovitz said. Read more about deer antler spray as Dr. Popovitz shares his medical expertise with National Geographic in this article by clicking here.
“Runner’s knee happens when cartilage in the kneecap is irritated, while ITB friction syndrome occurs when the tendon from your hip to the outer knee gets tight and inflamed, irritating the outer bone of the knee,” says Leon Popovitz, MD, founder of the New York Bone & Joint Specialists in New York. Combined, these two […]
“Calcium is one of the two most important nutrients our body needs for healthy and strong bones and muscles,” Dr. Popovitz says. Every time you lift a dumbbell, your muscle contracts, and this mineral gives muscles that cue to contract—and, therefore, grow. – Shape Magazine 3/16/13 Read the full article here in Shape Magazine, where Dr. Popovitz […]
What Are Migraines? Migraines are a headache disorder in the nervous and vascular systems. Symptoms include moderate to severe headache pain, and in some cases, nausea and vomiting, and sensitivity to light, sound, temperature and smells. Some people with migraines also experience an “aura,” which is a short period preceding the onset of the migraine, […]