December Fitness Articles

December 5, 2012 | posted in: Fitness Articles - Monthly | by

Happy December! Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! Here are the monthly health articles collected by IDEA Health & Fitness Assn.

Massage Eases Low-Back Pain 
For chronic low-back pain, massage therapy seems to be more effective than medications, physical therapy, education and exercise. The study’s purpose was to compare the short-term and long-term effects of structural massage, relaxation massage and usual care for people with chronic low-back pain. read more »
Food Labels Confound Consumers 
Results of a recent telephone survey commissioned by the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) revealed that a significant percentage of consumers seem confused about what constitutes a proper serving size of certain packaged foods. read more »
Help for Stomach Disorders 
Do you suffer from some kind of gastrointestinal (GI) problem, such as stomach upset or diarrhea? It’s not fun to talk about this subject, but it’s even worse to deal with it! Not only can GI disorders wreak havoc on the digestive tract, but they can also get in the way of your exercise programs, meal plans and social interactions. However, by making the right nutritional choices, you can begin to take back your life. read more »
Healthy Recipe: Holiday Pumpkin-Spice Muffins 
Looking for a holiday treat that is brimming with healthy ingredients but still sure to appeal to kids and adults alike? Try these hearty muffins for breakfast or as part of a traditional holiday dinner. read more »
Video Move of the Month: Dead Lift Progression on BOSU
Trainer: Keli Roberts
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