Healthy Living

Fitness Family: Women empowering women at PureBody

MARQUETTE — When Kacie Hanford opened PureBody, she did so with the intention of empowering women to lead happier and healthier lives. “Having a group of fierce women that push you, inspire you and hold you accountable is powerful,” said Hanford, PureBody owner and fitness ...

The hidden benefits of H20

Dehydration is a dangerous condition that can cause a host of complications and even prove fatal in severe cases. But as dangerous as dehydration can be, many cases are entirely preventable. The best way to prevent dehydration is to drink enough water. When the body does not take in as much ...

How to improve alertness during the workday

A long workday can be both mentally and physically draining. As a result, office workers and professionals whose jobs are more physically demanding than office work may find themselves less alert at the end of the workday than at the beginning. A loss of alertness as the workday draws to a ...

Marquette hand surgeon receives international recognition

MARQUETTE — A local surgeon has received international recognition for his research on the treatment of a disease that has a big impact in the Upper Peninsula, according to a release from UP Health System-Marquette. Dr. Clayton Peimer is a hand surgeon and has been at the forefront of ...

Protect your joints

Joints play vital roles in the human body, forming the connections between bones and facilitating movement. Damage to the joints can be especially painful, and that damage may result from conditions such as osteoarthritis or gout. While not all joint pain is debilitating, the discomfort of ...

Testing wearable sensors

WASHINGTON (AP) — A next step for smart watches and fitness trackers? Wearable gadgets gave a Stanford University professor an early warning that he was getting sick before he ever felt any symptoms of Lyme disease. Geneticist Michael Snyder never had Lyme's characteristic bulls-eye rash. ...

It’s all good: Any exercise cuts risk of death, study finds

Weekend warriors, take a victory lap. People who pack their workouts into one or two sessions a week lower their risk of dying over roughly the next decade nearly as much as people who exercise more often, new research suggests. Even people who get less exercise than recommended have less ...

Emotions helped through acupuncture

Anxiety. Depression. Grief. Loss. As people, we all experience difficult feelings at some point in our lives. For some of us, these feelings are fleeting. For others these feelings represent everyday experience; day in and day out. If this is you, you may have tried or be currently using talk ...

Changing diet for a better you

As Virginia Woolf said in A Room of One’s Own: “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.”   With the new year upon us, a lot of folks are thinking about changing their life for the better, which often means improving one’s diet.  It’s not obvious ...

Don’t forget the sunscreen: It’s not just for summer

During the winter, the sun seems harmless. But even on an overcast day, reflected rays from the snow still cause significant harm. Sunscreens help, but the product labels are confusing. Understanding sunscreens help to demystify their proper use and selection.   There are two kinds of ...

Bring maple to your table

Some foods just seem to evoke the smell, taste and feel of chilly weather months. As a beloved fall and winter flavor, maple syrup can be much more than a breakfast condiment or pancake topping - it can be an impressive way to transform simple, seasonal snacks. For a sweet treat, chef ...

Simple ways to avoid injuries when working out

A desire to live a healthy, active life compels many people to include exercise in their daily routines. Numerous studies have shown that regular workouts that include a combination of strength training and cardiovascular exercise can make bodies less susceptible to injury while reducing a ...

Get going, baby

One of the first things to do is to consult your health care provider before you participate in any form of exercise. Train as you feel able and nourish yourself with health conscious foods. Being physically active during your pregnancy has many benefits including reduced backaches, bloating ...

Strong Systems with essential oils

With the bombardment of toxins in our food, skin care, body care, cleaning products, pesticides, GMO's, added hormones, not to mention the increased need to achieve more and more and everyday stress, it's a wonder that any of us are healthy. Some body functions that seem to be particularly ...

A better fit for a better you

There is a television commercial that asks if you have back or knee pain because Medicare may pay for a brace for you. Simply call to see if you qualify. Of course, you qualify. They bill your insurance, and you open up your package that came in the mail and say "now what?" If this is your ...

A total body approach to a new you

New Year's resolutions typically focus on reactive goals like losing weight or getting back into that workout routine. However, thinking about resolutions in a more proactive, long-term way can give you more motivation and the willpower to stick with it. A commitment to proactive total body ...

Get back to your life

Did you know that low back pain is the second most common cause of disability in the United States? Over 80 percent of the US population will experience an episode of lower back pain at some time during life. For most, recovery can happen within a few months, but the incidence of low back pain ...

Exercise, metabolism, and weight management

Many people realize that muscles pull on bones to create movement, enabling the body to walk, talk, jump, dance, eat, and smile, but is that all that they do? In a 2012 review, Pedersen and Febbraio reviewed the function of skeletal muscle and its role in combating diabetes, cardiovascular ...

ART Now In MQT

Tight muscles, weakness or limited range of motion keeping you from taking the next step in your journey to a healthy lifestyle? Active Release Technique (ART) may be your answer. One of the fastest growing treatment methods for soft tissue, ART was specifically created to treat the damage ...

Sitting is the NEW habit to quit

Sedentary behavior (from the Latin sedere-''to sit'') is the term used to describe behaviors for which energy expenditure is low; such as prolonged sitting time at our desk in grade school and college, travelling to and from work, at work, and at home. Research commissioned by the British ...