Category : Wellness

Not Just for Walking: Our Revelatory Feet

Our feet contain a quarter of the body’s bones. Each foot has multiple joints, tendons, muscles, and ligaments. The nerves and blood vessels in the feet go all the way to the heart, spine, and brain. So it’s no wonder…

The Psoas Muscle: What It Is and Why It’s Important

Unlike the quads, triceps, or glutes, the psoas (pronounced “so-as”) muscle isn’t commonly known, but it does serve an important function. Alicia Bettis, PT, DPT, MSATC, OCS, Cert.MDT, and center manager at Drayer Physical Therapy’s Linglestown office, says that most…

Berry Delicious—and Good for Your Heart!

Not only are berries natural comfort foods and good for your brain, but research has also found that berries lower the risk of a heart attack, among other health benefits. Want a delicious and easy way to reduce your risk…

Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy – A Treatment Option for Congestive Heart Failure

The American Heart Association reports that nearly 5 million Americans are living with congestive heart failure, with approximately 550,000 new cases diagnosed each year. Described as a chronic, progressive condition that typically worsens with time, it can affect either the…

Thyroid Disease—Know the Facts

As we go through life, we often hear about various medical conditions—such as heart disease, high cholesterol, or osteoporosis—and the steps we can take to prevent those maladies. We don’t often hear about thyroid issues, but they are more common…

Staving off Burnout with Heartfulness

Life’s ups and downs are inevitable. So how should one lead a life with the promises it holds and the turbulence it generates? Following your heart has always been the answer of wisdom, and how we accomplish this seems to…

Give Yourself a Break – 18 Quick, Easy, and Inexpensive Ways to Relax and Re-Energize

In our busy, fast-paced lives, it’s hard for women to find even a few minutes to claim as their own. If your day is jam-packed with meetings, errands, and grocery shopping, consider these quick, inexpensive, and easy ways to sneak…

Don’t Underestimate the Value of Good Oral Health

A mouth is not just a mouth. It’s a window into a person’s overall health. “It’s so important, and so neglected by the medical community,” said Suzanne Ahnquist, DMD, of Smilesbuilderz in Lancaster. “There is such an oral-systemic link.” For…

Breast Cancer Risks, Symptoms, and New Revelations on Early Detection

There can be life after breast cancer. The prerequisite is early detection.” – Ann Jillian Twelve percent of women today will develop invasive breast cancer, and more than 40,000 will die from it this year alone, reports Breastcancer.org. That’s why…

Why Work with a Personal Trainer?

I have heard many women say, “I just can’t seem to stay on track. I start out motivated but lose interest. I don’t really know what I should be doing, and what I am doing isn’t working.” You don’t just…