Pain

How Gardening Impacted me During Quarantine [3 Tips to Make Your Gardening Endeavors Pain Free]

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

COVID-19: A Pain in the Neck (Tips for how to manage your headaches, neck, and shoulder pain.)

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

Oh sNOw!

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

Rock Climbing after a Back Injury

BEING ACTIVE IS A WAY OF LIFE For those of us who are active, getting hurt can feel like our bodies have betrayed us. We may try to ignore it at first, out of fear that it’s going to slow us down, take us out of the game for a little while.  A few years ago, I started rock climbing. I fell in love with it. Kayaking and mountain biking scare the willies out of me but

3 things to do for Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis What is it? The plantar fascia is the flat band of tissue (ligament) that connects your heel bone to your toes and supports the arch of your foot. If you strain your plantar fascia, it can get weak, swollen, tender and inflamed. Pain is presented on the heel and bottom of the foot and usually occurs when standing or walking. Plantar fasciitis is caused by straining the ligament that supports your arch and repeated strain or activity can cause