The Health Code
To diet or not to diet
-Lindsey Jo Riley
Diet. The word brings a sense of dread and a feeling of impending deprivation. With the New Year upon us, the season of resolutions and self-improvement is here. Many of us have made ourselves the promise that this year will be the year when we lose those stubborn pounds and keep them off. This year will be the year of self-discipline. With our resolutions made and our determination solid, following crash diets or popular diet fads to lose weight fast can be very tempting. Full story.
7 Reasons Pilates May be for You
Pilates, a very unique form of exercise developed by Joseph Pilates in the early 1900s, has gained much popularity over the past decade. While often referred to as a form of Yoga, Pilates is fundamentally very different from Yoga and is in no way a form of Yoga. Joseph Pilates developed Contrology (later coined as Pilates) while serving as a nurse during WWI. The purpose of the exercises he developed was to serve as a form of rehabilitation for bedridden patients injured during wartime. Full story.
Your Health Is Your Wealth: Being a Proactive Patient
While treatment for some conditions such as the common cold or flu virus can be fairly standard, others can be difficult to diagnose and treat. As a patient, you always expect your health care professionals to take you seriously and provide you with the best care possible, but are you thinking about your role as the patient? It is just as important to be a good patient as it is to have a good doctor. Being proactive is key to getting quality treatment. Are you a good patient or is there room for improvement? Full story.