Healthy eating is an important element to keeping your body happy and pain free. Sometimes, simply cutting out a certain food is the key to end tightness, sometimes its adding more of one thing. For those who might not like cooking, or aren't particularly good at it, food blogs are a great resource for you. The good majority offer a wide variety of recipes that are usually clear and easy to follow along. We've listed 5 food blogs below that are worth following, especially if you have certain dietary needs.
Surprise! You probably thought winter was coming to an end... and then "unexpectedly" New York City received 6 inches of snow after a 2 week streak of 50 degree+ temperatures. All around, runners were happily taking advantage of the warm weather. If you were not one of them, you were certainly dodging them on every city block. For those runners, the recent snow might have put a damper on your mood, but don't be too discouraged. Did you know there were benefits to working out in cold(er) temperatures?
New York City is known to be a fast paced city. You spend a great deal of time on your feet; whether its standing for your 30 minute commute in a packed subway car, spending your day on your feet because your job requires it, or walking long distances in shoes that might not have enough support. We deal with the pain because New Yorkers are tough, and frankly we are used to it.
However, as tough as you are, there are many simple ways you can relieve foot pain and reduce swelling without taking a bunch of pills.
Eating healthy in New York City is a challenge – constantly persuaded by the many restaurants, food advertisements, food trucks, and coffee shops. You’ve tried all the diets, the juice cleanses, and ‘special tricks’ that your best friend swears by. But have you ever tried just simply changing your eating habits?
We’ve put together a list of the best recommendations to help alter your eating routines to lead to a healthier life.
Have you ever experienced vertigo? The room spins, you become nauseated and feel as if you will lose balance and fall. These are just a few of the symptoms many patients with vestibular deficiencies will report.
The vestibular system is part of your inner ear and includes your semicircular canals, utricle, and saccule. At the end of the semicircular canals (in the utricle) are crystals (otoconia) that respond to the movement of fluid (endolymph) within the canals. The vestibular system tells the brain where the head is in space and the direction it is going. Along with your eyes and proprioception system, the vestibular system keeps you balanced. Trauma and virus are some of the causes of vestibular deficiencies, but generally there is no known reason.
Judy Fowler, a licensed massage therapist, describes massage therapy as, “a hands on modality that can have immediate effect on the internal well being of your bodily systems and on your psychological and emotional state. Because it’s a hands on touch therapy, it’s an emotional, psychological, physical experience.”
Following a back injury, it is difficult to return to a regular routine. A lot of time is spent trying to heal and strengthen your back. Stretching, relaxing and managing stress will help heal any back pain.
We did it fellow marathoners! Whether you were a first timer like me, or experienced, we passed that finish line during Sunday’s New York City Marathon and completed a momentous goal! Of course, after that much physical activity, the muscle soreness is inevitable. I am personally in the midst of delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) today and hating every time I must sit down, stand up, or go up or down stairs. My plans to help assist this pain are pretty similar to most of yours, including stretching and foam rolling; but have you thought about going for another run? I know this sounds like the absolute last thing you would like to do right now, but if personal experience has taught me anything, it is exactly what I need right now!
By: Christina Ramirez DPT, CKTP
We are about five weeks away from the New York City Marathon which means running longer distances than most runners are used to running. I had an on-again, off-again running routine of about 15-20 miles per week leading up to training for the marathon. I have also run numerous half marathons, two on back-to-back days, but I have never run consistently more than fourteen miles before I started training for the NYC marathon. One unfailing source of pain I have encountered while training is my over-used anterior compartment muscles of my leg (my shin). Starting during my first 8 mile run of my training program, I noticed pain in my shin that was made worse c pulling foot towards my shin (dorsiflexion) and pulling my toes towards my nose (toe extension). I hypothesized I was experiencing was an anterior tibialis strain.