Here are some reasons why we humans don’t all have the same number of muscles and tendons. Someone in class this week recalled the experience of being a kid learning about your body when a young friend would ask, “Can you do this?” and you would think “I dunno” and then gave it a go. Watch cool facts video here.
Some of you who are part of the modern tech era will find this an appealing avenue to improve any movement pattern from simple posture while walking to weight training to golfing. Health apps and nudges are so popular there are international symposiums and research on the topic. My colleagues have said the FREE version of this particular app has
We now officially have 79 organs in our body. I know that may boggle your mind because it is assumed that we know all there is about the body, but we know only approximately 1% according to physiologists. This is a great time of discovery – remember the new muscle and new ligament?! “The mesentery was thought to be a disjointed set
What Is Thoracic Outlet Syndrome? Thoracic outlet syndrome refers to a group of conditions that develop when the blood vessels or nerves in the thoracic outlet become compressed. The thoracic outlet is the narrow space between your collarbone and first rib. Blood vessels, nerves, and muscles that extend from the back to the arms pass through this area. If the
I was surprised to hear that many active people use the painkiller ibuprofen on a regular basis. In some surveys, up to 70 percent of endurance athletes report that they down the pills before every workout or competition, viewing the drug as a pre-emptive strike against muscle soreness. This had me concerned and I looked up a valuable study released
Foam rollers seem to be all the rage these days and often for good reason. They’ve been demonstrated to restore lost range of motion at certain joints and many of us swear by their ability to help massage away soreness and speed recovery. Chances are high that if you’ve ever used a roller, you’ve used it to roll out your iliotibial