We’ve all had that tight, uncomfortable feeling in a muscle at some point in our lives. Perhaps from pulling or twisting the wrong way, lifting something incorrectly, or from sitting in one spot for too long. But what exactly is muscle tension? Here is the dictionary’s definition of muscle tension: “Muscle tension refers to the […]
Did you know that
our breathing is the only major body system that happens automatically, or we
have the power to control it? Every psychological state and
every emotional state, has a corresponding breathing pattern. The way we
breathe when we are peaceful and calm is different than the way we breathe when
we are angry and upset.
We can stay
alive for long periods of time without eating, drinking or sleeping, but if we
stop breathing for just a few minutes, we’re dead. How amazing is that?
Did you know that headaches are one of the most common reasons people use over the counter drugs? While these drugs are generally safe and effective when used as directed, their use has been associated with certain risks. They can cause overload to our livers, affect our digestive tracts, and more. Chronic headaches—whether tension or […]
Pain happens for one simple reason; to protect you and stop you from doing what caused it. Pain is a symptom. For example, we stub our toe, a signal gets sent up to our brain that something has happened to our foot. Then a message goes back down to the area telling us to pay […]
Most of us understand that we “need” sleep, or we wish that would could get “more sleep,” however, there is so much more to sleep then we realize. Here are a few reasons why getting a good night’s sleep is so important: When we are sleeping our bodies are healing, digesting and producing hormones. When […]
Did you know that your liver performs over five hundred different functions? That’s a lot of work. The liver is actually one of the body’s largest organs. To give you an idea of just how busy your liver is, here are just some of the functions it serves. It helps to break down fats to […]