Published on Thursday, March 21 2013 12:23
Spring Break is just around the corner, which means revealing your abdominal muscles that have probably been well hidden over the winter months. Toned abdominal muscles are a multi million dollar business in our society. So why can’t just a couple of more crunches everyday solve your problems? Let’s explore why.
Crunches don’t target the entire abdominal area. They focus on the middle of the abdominal wall, but neglect the obliques and much of the crucial back strength. Additionally, your lower abdominals or rectus abdominus is often hard to isolate during a traditional crunch. So essentially the crunch is only doing half of the work that your core needs.
Published on Friday, March 15 2013 10:56
Although the prevalent belief in much of our United States culture is that the hospital is the safest place for giving birth, statistics demonstrate that homebirth is at least as safe, if not safer. A landmark study, the CPM 2000 Statistics Project, was published in the British Medical Journal (June 18, 2005). Through this prospective study of 5,500 homebirths, we
Published on Thursday, February 28 2013 10:23
It’s the time of year for the lagging New Year’s fitness resolution. You may be looking for a way to get back on track with your fitness goal. Maybe a fitness class or a personal trainer is the way to jump start the resolutions back on track, but what should you be looking for in that trainer or class?
Published on Thursday, March 07 2013 14:45
By Dr. Sara Hart
It’s amazing how much caffeine people can consume. The tolerance for eight ounces or three pots can be about the same perceived experience from one individual to the next. Caffeine can make for an incredibly exhilarating sensation with the heart pounding, inspiration rolling, mind sharp as a tack, and fingers drumming along the days work effortlessly.
Yet we all know the experience of over-doing it. Exploiting the clever substance as if to change our personalities to be more energetic, interesting and efficient. With the mountain of daily tasks most people try to accomplish these days, its no wonder caffeine is the #1 addicted substance in America.
Caffeine comes in many forms and is an amazing compound of nature’s pharmacopoeia. As with all things amazing, understanding the pros and cons, as well as the right dosage to use,
Published on Thursday, February 28 2013 10:11
From the earliest recorded history, midwives have been attending women in birth. In fact the etymology of the very word “midwife” comes from Middle English and means “with women.” Before the 1600s almost all babies in the world were born into the hands of the community midwife. Even in 1910, fifty-percent of the babies born in this country were attended by midwives.