Christmas Past And Present

Christmas Past And Present

According to the Christian tradition the story tells of three wise men (the Magi) who follow the Star of Bethlehem. The star brings them to where the birth of the baby Jesus occurred. The three wise men brought gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.   It is clear as to why they brought gold, but […]

Sunscreen Ingredients May Contribute To Infertility

Sunscreen Ingredients May Contribute To Infertility

We all know how important it is to protect our skin in the sun.  Especially when we are exposed to the UV rays for long hours.  By protecting our skin we are also protecting our health. We should be applying sunscreen every day, all year around, when we are outside.  The UV rays come through […]

ABC NEWS REPORTER DIES FROM A BRAIN ANEURYSM

ABC NEWS REPORTER DIES FROM A BRAIN ANEURYSM

On March 18, 2015, Lisa Colagrossi died from a brain aneurysm.  She was a well- known ABC news reporter in New York City.  Only 49 years old Lisa died while she was returning from covering a news story.   Why did this have to happen? What is a brain aneurysm? While an estimated 6 million […]

So Which Weight Is Right For You?

So Which Weight Is Right For You?

Written by Gail Sas It depends on your personal goals.  For example, a women looking for strength gains might be concerned primarily with the size of his/her muscles.  However, most people should use both the scale and the tape measure. But try not to be a slave to either instrument.  Instead, weigh yourself just once […]

Understanding Body Fat Analysis

Understanding Body Fat Analysis

UNDERSTANDING BODY FAT ANALYSIS By Gail Sas There is growing evidence that clearly links body composition with health risks and development of certain diseases.  New research indicates that fat loss, not weight loss, can extend human longevity. By measuring body composition rather then relying on the bathroom scale, a person’s health status can be more […]

HOME SHAPE UP PLANNING

HOME SHAPE UP PLANNING

Are you out there shoveling snow, dealing with ice and scraping off your car windows?  Are you in pain after that endurance effort?  Think strength training and a home exercise plan.  When that snow and cold is covering the earth are you thinking  how easy is having equipment at home?  Yes snuggling under the blankets […]

How Important Is The Body Mass Index Evaluation?

How Important Is The Body Mass Index Evaluation?

Officially known as the Quetelet Index, the Body Mass Index is a widely used clinical assessment to determine the appropriateness of the person’s scale weight. However, this is another theory and just a guideline. Many factors contribute to the overall evaluation of whether a person is actually overweight or obese. Much of that has been […]

Cytokines

Cytokines

What are cytokines?  Did you know you had them?  We all do!  They are important chemical messengers.  Known as proteins that are produced by white blood cells.  They perform serveral important functions.  Cytokines allow our bodies to maintain homeostasis.  Cytokines can cause the immune system to increase the production of T-cells (for a short time) […]

Menisci tears

Menisci tears

In the very near future my husband will undergo outpatient surgery to repair a torn meniscus in the inside of his right knee.  This occured while he attempted to remove his very heavy brief case from the back of a rental car.  The large and poorly designed side doors were not meant to open fully […]

Do you have a Q-angle?

Do you have a Q-angle?

In medical terms this condition is called patellofemoral pain syndrome. A term that refers to patients with nonspecific anterior knee pain. This is the most common knee problem seen by specialists. One important concept in patellofemoral joint function is the quadricepts angle (Q-angle). A higher Q-angle increases the lateral pull of the quadricepts femoris muscle […]