The Surprising Way To Heal Injuries Faster | Inside Fitness Magazine

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Since 90 per cent of what our brain perceives is interpreted through the visual field, it’s important that doctors do everything they can to create a positive influence on healing. A study in the journal Environment and Behavior demonstrated that by simply dimming the lights while a patient is undergoing his or her treatment, clinical results are enhanced. The published study revealed that providing a dimly lit treatment setting was shown to encourage patients to feel safe and relaxed, and that under these circumstances patients developed more trust toward their doctor.

By Dr. Anthony J. Lombardi (@HamBack) Picture this: you’re seated in a room furnished with comfortable couches, lounge chairs, and funky tables shaped like

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Physical inactivity is associated with narrower lumbar intervertebral discs, high fat content of paraspinal muscles and low back pain and disability

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This study brings us further proof that in order to have a healthy spine, you must be active. Engaging in regular activity helps you keep you spine mobile and it keeps your muscles strong. Strong muscles support your spine better.

There have been other studies that show that people who suffer from chronic back pain have smaller muscles. These small muscles are also infiltrated with fat cells. You can see this effect on MRI.

Although physical inactivity has been associated with numerous chronic musculoskeletal complaints, few studies have examined its associations with spinal structures. Moreover, previously reported associations between physical activity and low back pain are conflicting. This study examined the associations between physical inactivity and intervertebral disc height, paraspinal fat content and low back pain and disability.

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Can you Stand on One Leg for 20 Seconds?

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What if we told you that trying to stand on one leg for 20 seconds (or more) could help you gauge the health of your brain? You might think we were a bit unbalanced ourselves. But that’s exactly what a new study published in the journal Stroke suggests.

Source: Quick Brain Health Test For Stroke Risk | Prevention

How a Lower Cross Syndrome in your Low Back can Cause Pain in Your SI Joint.

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A common muscle imbalance I see in my patients consists of weaknesses in the glutes and tightness in the low back. This leads to postural distortions.

These postural distortions from weak and tight muscles can “gap” the sacroiliac (SI) joints, and cause pain in a part of the back that is already vulnerable and unstable.

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Source: Anatomy Angel: The Sacroiliac Joint | Dr. Dooley Noted

7 Natural Ways to Prevent Inflammation & Arthritis Flare-Ups

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They use to think that osteoarthritis was a wear and tear disease. In other words, they taught us that it’s completely mechanical. Now we are recognizing the importance of systemic inflammation as well as local inflammation for degenerative arthritis.

Your diet is causing your inflammation and arthritis flare-ups. Arthritis is usually seen as part of the aging process, but this translates into millions of misinformed people ignoring their arthritis prevention options.

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