I have always enjoyed being outside and have often found a little yard work to be a great way to get some exercise on the weekend. My yard work, however, was always limited to just that, a quick weekend project. Now that quarantine and pandemic are part of my daily vocabulary, gardening and yard work have almost become daily for me as well. You see, I live out in the woods in Fairview. We have beautiful native plants in
These are trying times for all of us, let’s face it. Even more challenging is the total lack of physical exercise that we are ALL suffering from. Personally, I went from exercising over an hour every day to being proud of myself for getting up and going to the fridge. What a change. Unfortunately, with increased sedentary lifestyle changes tends to come increased levels of pain. Of these increased pain, neck pain can be some of the most common and
With the cold winter weather coming around again, we can obviously expect to see some snow and ice in the coming weeks. If you are like me, you have had a “slippery” experience with winter weather before, but it is a time of the year that we can all overcome! Since winter can be as treacherous as it is beautiful, I wanted to share some tips to help you finish the season still intact. But first, a story! T’was the winter of 2017
Many years ago, I decided to get a part-time bartending job at a local brewery. I was looking to purchase my first home here in Asheville and like many Ashevillians know, the struggle is real. It’s expensive to live here! So I figured the extra income would be helpful. Little did I know how difficult and taxing my little part-time bartending job would be on my body. Luckily, the knowledge I have gained over the past
Physical therapy as good as surgery and less risky for one type of lower back pain One type of lower back pain, called lumbar spinal stenosis, is sometimes treated with surgery. But physical therapy works just as well, and comes with fewer unwanted complications — some of them life-threatening — than surgery, according to a study published recently in Annals of Internal Medicine. Stenosis means narrowing. In lumbar spinal stenosis, the space inside the lowest part of the spinal canal has narrowed.