Hypertension – also known as the silent killer – affects nearly 1 in 4 American adults. And, studies suggest that we all have a 90% chance of developing hypertension at some time during our life due in large part to highly processed, sodium-filled foods and sedentary lifestyles. But, with sports medicine and the proper strategy, you and your family can avoid or treat hypertension.
The Phoenix Business Journal’s May issue features a comprehensive list naming the healthiest employers in the Phoenix Area. Arrowhead Health Centers was named in the top 30 in the small category. [Read more…]
Fitness, Obesity, and Your Body Weight
Researchers found that fit people, regardless of body weight or obesity status, all had similar survival rates. However, unfit people were twice as likely to die. People considered to be “fit” were those who incorporated regular exercise into their lifestyle and had healthy cardiovascular systems.
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Fall has come in Arizona! It’s only in the 90’s for the next 10 days, and it only gets better from here until around May! That means it is time to stop saying it’s too hot to exercise outside. It’s time to get back out there and smell the cactus in the top Arizona hiking spots!
Reverse the Negative Effects of Osteoarthritis
At Arrowhead Health Centers we believe that hiking is a great way to get you back on the right track. Hiking and walking help reverse the negative effects of osteoarthritis by increasing the bone density and slowing the rate of calcium loss, thus strengthening the bones and decreasing their susceptibility to break. So why not do that in some breathtaking places? Here is our list of the top hiking spots in Arizona.
Cards Off to a Great Start in 2015!
With a great start in the NFL season, the Arizona Cardinals are 3-0 as of September 27, 2015. Carson Palmer has been playing out of his mind alongside his main target, Larry Fitzgerald. They even have the best chance in the league as of right now (according to statistics) of winning Super Bowl 50. The question that you will hear most frequently about them is can they sustain this extraordinary behavior? While that answer is unclear there is one thing that is clear: these guys seem to be injury prone.
Back in 1978, a doctor by the name of Gabe Mirkin wrote The Sports Medicine Book to help with the prevention and treatment of physical injuries and physiological problems. In the book, Dr. Mirkin introduced the R.I.C.E. method for treating injuries sustained from sports or other physical activity. R.I.C.E. stands for Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation.
Walgreens, CVS and Walmart’s shelves are stocked floor to ceiling with over-the-counter knee braces. While these may provide you with relief from your symptoms, are they really helping you as much as they should? A proper knee brace should help you by: