There has been a long debate about whether barefoot, or minimalist shoe running, is a good thing or harmful. Some experts say it’s what we should be doing because it’s the way our ancestors got about for 1000s of years, and others are more skeptical.
So what’s the answer? Interestingly, like so many things, the answer isn’t one OR the other. Here’s why. Continue reading →
If you’re a regular exerciser, a weight lifter or athlete, or have had an injury, pain is to be expected at some time. But what if it’s severe, gets worse, or just won’t go away?
There are several causes of severe limb pain. We’re going to look mainly at Compartment Syndrome, but also Shin Splints and Blood Clots. There are links to more detail on these last 2 in the article. Continue reading →
Hospital-acquired infections and superbugs like MRSA and c. diff (clostridium difficile) often come up as killers in the newspaper and TV news headlines. But what about thrombosis? It kills 37 times more people than MRSA. For example in the UK alone (and this is an international problem) it kills up to 32,000 people per year.
Here at Modern Health and Fitness, we bet you’ve read loads of articles with a title similar to this one. They might involve special pills, only drinking water, chanting in the bath…but here’s one that’s actually based in science – now there’s revolutionary thought!
Dr James Levine is a professor of medicine, hormone specialist and nutritionalist, as well as a research leader at the Mayo Clinic. He and his team have discovered the secret that divides the naturally slim from the overweight. We’re going to look at this secret (that was published in the professional journal Science in January 2005) in this article. Continue reading →
Losing weight can be tricky and frustrating. It goes well for a time and then grinds to a stop. In this article we’re going to look at reasons why you might not be losing weight and what you can do about them.
Do this for a moment: close your eyes and try to find something a few feet in front of you.
Did you find it?
Imagine being blind or partially sighted. Some things are replaceable. Our sight isn’t.
Here are some tips for keeping your eyes healthy and caring for this precious sense. The best news is that these tips mainly involve eating the right things. Your eyes are amazing so don’t take chances with them.
Writing a dream diary can help us benefit from the power of our dreams. Our dreams show us a hidden inner world and capturing them is an art form. This article will help you start your journey to a better understanding of the secrets your dreams hold, and what they can mean in your waking world. Continue reading →