Fitness and Exercise
Muscle soreness develops after 12-24 hours of tough workout and can stay for 2-3 days. The common symptoms of sore muscles after exercising include stiffness, slight swelling, reduced strength and increased tenderness in the affected muscles. Some of the ways to relieve muscle soreness after exercising include taking ice bath, hot compression, massage, using foam roller, consuming foods which have omega-3 fatting acids like flax, salmon and/or taking pain killers.
One of the most common forms of injuries from weightlifting include the shoulder injuries. Some of the most common shoulder injuries from lifting weights include frozen shoulder, shoulder strains, rotator cuff tear, tendonitis, bursitis and dislocations. Know the common shoulder injuries and ways to deal with shoulder injuries from lifting weights.
Although it may seem counterintuitive, exercising an arthritic knee regularly can actually decrease, and even relieve arthritic symptoms like pain, swelling and stiffness. It is important to know which exercises are good for arthritic knees.
The Traps or Trapezius muscle is a vital part of the shoulder girdle. This muscle is responsible for movement and rotation of the shoulders. Thus, how to stretch your traps in a right way turns out to be a million dollar question. This article explains about 5 best exercises to stretch the traps to relieve the traps stiffness or tightness.
When it comes to Ulnar Nerve Entrapment, physical therapist never recommend any range of motion exercises and hence it is recommended not to try such exercises on your own volition as it may increase the symptomatology. While exercising try and avoid holding the elbow in a flexed or bent position as it may increase the symptoms. Under any circumstances, do not put any undue pressure on the elbow while doing exercises.
Are you someone who is involved in strength training? Do you lift weights? If yes, then there is a good news, and that is, a study explains that strength training protects you from metabolic syndrome. Less than 9% of Americans lift weights. There are several health benefits of strength training and one of those being that people lifting weights are less likely to develop metabolic syndrome.
There have been many researches on whether you should run with your shoes on or if you should run barefooted. The research studies showed the difference that the feet experience with or without shoes. When you run without your shoes, you actually end up touching the ground with the ball of your foot. This means that your entire stride lands with a flat foot. On the other hand, when you run with your shoes on, due to the support of the modern running shoes that is designed to give you comfort, you end up landing on the heel of your foot.
Exercise in Glaucoma is recommended by significant number of ophthalmologists today. Daily mild to a moderate exercise of 20 to 30 minutes which include brisk walking, jogging, cycling have a beneficial effect in reducing the intraocular pressure.