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Physical and Mental Fitness

Fitness can be defined as the state of being physical fit and mentally stable. Fitness is a relative measure of physical performance, often compared to some type of standard measurement. Our ability to perform and carry out routine physical activities and the physical demands of daily life without experiencing undue fatigue or physical injury, is an integral and critical part of maintaining good physical and mental health.

How's Your Breathing?

It's all about breathing
To learn to breathe is learn to live. Breathing is vital and yet most of us take it for granted and often forget we are even doing it. Breathing can be both a conscious and subconscious function. In other words, we can control our breathing or our mind and body will automatically control our breathing for us. As a result, we sometimes forget how much breathing can affect our health and wellbeing.

Smoking can cause back pain and joint problems

People who smoke are more likely to develop back pain than those who don't smoke. Although smoking is not the root cause of sore back, it is a significant risk factor associated with back pain and problems with bones.

Getting Enough Water?
Water, Water, Water, enough cannot be said about water.

Water is far too important to be overlooked and taken for granted. Water makes up most of the world's surface and accounts for more than 75% of an adult's body. After oxygen, water is the most important nutrient the body needs in order to function correctly. Blood and muscles are mostly made of water and many other areas including skin, bone and fat contain water.



Common Causes of Lower Back Pain

It's pretty common, and normal, for a person to experience body ache, discomfort, or pain at some point in their lives. Causes for back and neck pain can vary greatly on a case by case basis, and each person can have many underlying reasons that contribute towards not identifying the real cause of the problem. For most, the problem goes away within the first six weeks and they are able to resume a normal life.

Fitness
Mental - Physical

What is mental and physical fitness?
In order for a person to be well-adjusted, healthy, and achieve their full potential, they need to reach and sustain the best mental and physical fitness state possible.

Good Posture and Alignmen

Improve your posture and alignment
Maintaining good posture, and proper body alignment, balance, and positioning while you are standing, sitting or laying down is vital to sustain a physically fit and healthy body.



Lower Back Pain - Overview

Back pain is extremely common in our society. Chances are that you or someone you know suffers from back pain. The most common cause of lower back pain is a muscle strain or other soft tissue damage.

Mental Activity and Exercise
Why is Mental Activity and Exercise Important?

The brain is constantly changing, learning, adapting, strengthening and rewiring connections throughout our life. It's important to exercise your body and your brain, for they are connected.

Psychological factors of back pain

A person's perception plays a big role in whether they become sick or healthy. The mind and body work together in shaping our experiences, one directly affecting the other. There are some people with a high tolerance for pain, and can accept pain and discomfort naturally, while others have a pain-prone personality that tend to developed physical problems such as chronic pain.





8 Things to Do When You First Learn Your Loved One Has Alzheimer's

Whether you've suspected the diagnosis for ages or it's come as a shock, absorbing the reality ahead of you can be a sobering -- but critical -- process. Especially if much of the burden of care will fall on your shoulders, it's useful to start out recognizing that Alzheimer's disease can be an emotional roller coaster. Uncertainty about the disease's pace can make planning for the future difficult. Alzheimer's is considered a chronic disease that can continue for 15 to 20 years or more, with progressively more challenging stages whose length and experience can vary widely from person to person.

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Good Health

Maintaining good health is an essential part of achieving happiness and success in life. Pain and discomfort can stop you from living an active and productive lifestyle, because when the body doesn’t feel good, the mind doesn’t either.

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