Many parents look back to their childhood and can remember riding bikes down the street, playing ball with friends, or climbing trees and digging in the dirt. Where do all of those things take place? Outdoors.
Flip-flops, once relegated to gym locker rooms, the beach, and poolside areas, are showing up on summertime feet everywhere these days. But most of these thin-soled rubbery sandals do little to support your foot—especially at the arch. And that lack of support can cause a painful condition known as plantar fasciitis.
What are the pelvic floor muscles? How pregnancy and delivery can leave long-lasting effects on them, how you can tell if you have issues, and learn about proactive treatments to help improve them so that … Read More
When considering pregnancy or just finding out that they’re expecting, every woman wants to do whatever is best for their unborn child. Preparing their body for pregnancy and making sure that the delivery is as quick and pain-free as possible is definitely high on their list of priorities. If there is anything that can be done to avoid risks or difficulties during labor and delivery, then that’s what a soon-to-be-mom is going to do. So why is it that so few women have heard of the “pelvic floor”?
As women consider getting pregnant or already are pregnant they hear lots of bits of advice about what to do, how to raise their babies, what they might need. One piece that tends to not be as popularly discussed is the importance of nutrition in pregnancy. Every bite of food that we eat becomes part of our baby. Not everyone will agree on the best diet for pregnancy, but most health care professionals will agree on the basics: every pregnant woman needs folic acid, calcium, vitamin B and D3, protein and iron.