You’ve likely experienced a random muscle spasm at some point. Whether you’ve had an extremely uncomfortable charlie horse in your calf, had a consistent twitch in your pectoral muscle after lifting weights, or been jerked awake by a full-body twitch just as you were dozing off, you probably understand how strange it is to have a muscle moving outside of your control. So what exactly do those annoying body twitches really mean, and are they something you should be concerned about? Read on to find out!
Crepitus is the technical term for the cracking sound your neck makes when you move your head too quickly. It also applies to any other joint noise just as grinding, popping, or snapping and is usually harmless. However, that doesn’t mean you should cause your neck to crack. Read on for information about neck cracking and find out why its best to leave joint manipulation to the professionals.
Face it; the winter is not just hard on your car. Our bodies and minds go through the wringer during the dark, cold months of winter. It is often hard to make the transition into spring and be energized for the upcoming season of family vacations, swimming pools, and the endless backyard barbeques. Here are just a few ways to recharge your mind and body for spring that won’t break the bank.
Once you get into the habit of exercising, it becomes much easier to keep it up. After all, it feels incredibly awesome to master something that was once a big challenge, or to simply enjoy more energy, be more fit and in better overall health. But after awhile, if you stick to the same old routine, you might start to get bored and quit, or hit a plateau and stop reaping all of the benefits you once were. [Read more…]