Fitness

Are High Heels Bad for Your Feet (Here’s How They Destroy Your Body)

Are high heels bad for your feet? Most people get it, understanding that heels aren’t the healthiest choice when it comes to footwear. Still, many love them regardless, since they make your legs look longer and even sometimes thinner. The trouble is if you’re not being diligent about proper strengthening and stretching to mitigate high heel damage, you could be setting … Read More

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Pronation - Dr. Axe

Pronation Problems: Signs, Causes & Ways to Correct These Common Posture Issues

Pronation deviations that occur at the feet and ankles — called overpronation or underpronation (also known as supination) — are some of the most common underlying postural problems that adults develop. To one degree or another, collapsed arches may now affect the majority of the adult population living in industrialized nations. Overpronation is such a prevalent problem due to people wearing unsupportive shoes, … Read More

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Supination - Dr. Axe

Do You Suffer from Excess Supination? Warning Signs & Remedies for This Running Problem

Both supination and pronation are terms used to describe the rolling motion of the heels and feet during the body’s gait cycle, which takes place as we run or walk. Supination describes the rolling outward motion of the foot, therefore oversupinators don’t roll their root inward enough. Excess supination is also called “underpronation” — since supination is the opposite of … Read More

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6 Natural Treatments for Achilles Tendon Pain

Achilles tendon pain, also called Achilles tendonitis or tendonosis, is the result of stiffness, swelling and tearing of connective tissue located around the heel and the sides of the ankle. The first sign of Achilles tendonitis is tenderness or throbbing when moving or lifting the heel, especially pain near the sides of the tendon (around the ankle bone) along with … Read More

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Lower back pain relief - Dr. Axe

6 Natural Treatments for Lower Back Pain Relief

It’s estimated that up to 80 percent of adults experience persistent symptoms of lower back pain at some point in their lives, and about 31 million Americans struggle with the condition at any given time. Given its extremely high prevalence rate — whether due to a weak psoas muscle, sciatic nerve pain or some other cause — it’s not surprising … Read More

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Yoga injuries - Dr. Axe

9 Common Poses Most Likely to Trigger Yoga Injuries, Plus How to Overcome & Avoid Them

According to estimates, more than 30 million people now regularly practice yoga worldwide. And 14 million of those include Americans who received a prescription for yoga from a physician or other therapist. (1) People have practiced yoga for thousands of years. During that time, the practice has earned a strong reputation for promoting well-being in both body and mind. However, something many practitioners may not realize … Read More

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Runner's knee - Dr. Axe

Natural Treatment for Runner’s Knee (Hint, Surgery Is Almost Always Unnecessary)

Patellofemoral pain syndrome, commonly just called “runner’s knee,” has been found to be one of the leading exercise-related injuries in adults — even more common than other running injuries like iliotibial band friction syndrome, plantar fasciitis, meniscal injuries of the knee and tibial stress syndrome. Although for some adults knee pains only start when they first pick up running, experts believe … Read More

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Standing Desk Benefits: Are They Real? What Else Should You Do?

Not a week goes by without seeing an article about how too much sitting can be hazardous to your health. This is particularly concerning given how many Americans live a sedentary lifestyle, thanks in large part to sitting for hours upon hours a day at work. And thanks to these reports, more and more people have been getting up out … Read More

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How yoga changes your brain - Dr. Axe

How Yoga Changes Your Brain (It’s a Good Thing!)

Did you ever wonder how yoga changes your brain? As it turns out, that post-session happiness you feel isn’t just in your head. Using brain scans, scientists can now prove that yoga actually changes your brain chemistry. And that’s a good thing. Just like practicing tai chi moves, using yoga as a form of exercise and meditation can help naturally treat a … Read More

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Exercise reduces chronic disease - Dr. Axe

Exercise Reduces Chronic Disease, Even Cancer Risk!

If you’re trying to lose weight, there’s no doubt about it, changing your diet is more important than exercising. (That’s the topic of one of my favorite mythbusters, in fact.) But does that mean you should skip exercising altogether? Absolutely not. Exercise reduces chronic disease and can sometimes even replace medication. While working out might not be the number one … Read More

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