Fitness Equipment

Fitness for Children

Obesity rates in children continue to climb. The Presidents Council on Physical Fitness and Sports reports three out of four school-age children have three or more risk factors for heart disease. Video games, snacking, TV and lacking fitness programs at schools due to shrinking budgets are all contributors to this sad trend. Sedentary lifestyles of children can have the same adverse effects as on...

Preparing for Exercise? Some Basics for Choosing Exercise Equipment

Preparing for Exercise? Some Basics for Choosing Exercise Equipment Exercise is to promote physical activity and exercise as a means to attain and maintain health, physical fitness, and quality of life throughout the lifespan. The literature continues to expand supporting major health benefits of regular physical activity and exercise including a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, hypertension, and stroke as well as protection against some cancers and...

Different Types of Physiotherapy for Fracture, Dislocation and Others (Part2)

Different Types of Physiotherapy for Fracture, Dislocation and Others (Part2) WAX BATH: It is learnt the benefits of thermal effects on the human body. By this method heat can be applied on the affected part smoothly and safely for perfect contact of the skin. When the affected part is immersed into the wax then that part is surrounded by the melted wax (Mixture of wax and paraffin) then the part is wrapped by a polythene paper for 20 to 30 minutes for absorption of heat...

Different Types Of Physiotherapy for Fracture, Dislocation and Others (Part1)

Different Types Of Physiotherapy for Fracture, Dislocation and Others (Part1) Physiotherapy is the process of the treatment of bodily ailments by the application of physical agents like active and passive exercises, heat, cold, electricity, sound and other methods to assist the patients suffering from pain, stiffness, deformity, and paralysis. It is a therapeutic use of physical agents other than drugs. Very skillful and well performed manipulation or operation may lead to...

Ski / Snowboard Helmet and Risk of Injuries

Ski / snowboard helmet and risk of injuries Skiing and snowboarding are attracting more people each year, but as the popularity of these sports increase, so do the number of accidents. Ski injuries tend to occur later in the day and head injuries are no exception. The head injuries due to blunt trauma are more frequent in the afternoon. The increase in frequency of ski injury and the time of day when the injury occurred suggests that...

Portable Diabetes Test Device (A1cNOW) Doesn't Provide Consistent, Standard Readings to Monitor Blood Sugar

Portable Diabetes Test Device (A1cNOW) Doesn't Provide Consistent, Standard Read Suppose you want to know how you've done overall. There's a test that can help. An A1C (also known as glycated hemoglobin or HbA1c) test gives you a picture of your average blood glucose control for the past 2 to 3 months. The results give you a good idea of how well your diabetes treatment plan is working.One way to keep track of your blood sugar changes is by checking your blood sugar at home....