When’s the last time you took a good look at your feet?
The feet are one of the most underappreciated parts of the body, yet they have the herculean task of carrying your body wherever you go. Medical professionals advise patients that the feet provide information about many health problems, reinforcing the importance of understanding the messages they send.
This blog post is part two of two in a discussion of 18 health issues that may be detected by examining the feet. Review the first nine covered in part one.
Consider this list of symptoms: View full article »
Your feet provide the foundational support for your height and weight, and they can say a lot about your health.
Feet: A complex network of bones, ligaments, tendons and muscles
According to the American Podiatric Medical Association, the feet contain one-fourth of the body’s bones. Each foot has 26 bones, more than 100 tendons, muscles and ligaments and innumerable blood vessels and nerves that link to the brain, spine and heart. View full article »
For many people, memories of physical education, or gym class, center around calisthenics – jumping jacks, squats, sit-ups and push-ups – running laps, games and physical fitness tests. However, today’s gym classes have been revolutionized to focus on fun and fitness, not just physical activity. View full article »
The next time you want to add leafy greens to your menu, try dandelion leaves. Although kale has become a popular green during the past decade as an addition to many soups, salads and entrees, nutritionists have discovered that dandelions actually are higher in vitamins and nutrients.
For centuries, the dandelion root has been used for medicinal purposes, but scientists state that the entire plant is edible. Most natural food stores carry a variety of products made from dandelions, including teas, capsules or tablets, tinctures and several herbal remedies. View full article »
Many educators tout the value of classroom pets or scheduling visits for animals from pet therapy programs to enrich learning experiences in day cares and school classrooms. But the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advises teachers and students to practice safe handling procedures when bringing animals into a classroom or learning situation to avoid risk of illness and disease.
According to the Pets in the Classroom organization, the benefits of engaging students with animals are numerous, including the following: View full article »