The toe flexor muscle is the muscle responsible for controlling your big toe. The big toe, is responsible for managing your balance and helps with your posture. A weak toe flexor muscle can mean pain for your whole body.
Doing stretches and exercises for the toe flexor muscle specifically can help keep your toes flexible and [...]
It is so easy to go get a gym membership these days. Anywhere for cents to dollars a day you can have your choice of places to go workout.
No matter why you choose the gym route instead of working at home we are hoping to give you a few tips on how to get the [...]
I am sure that you have heard about the “Incredible Edible Egg” on many occasions, but I think that many people still forget about them when they think of healthy meals. Especially when eggs are often served covered in cheeses and sitting atop fried foods. It does not have to be that way. Eggs are [...]
The Allagash River is part of Maine’s 92-mile Allagash Wilderness Waterway. It is best known for fishing brook trout. The river stretches up to Northern Maine, beginning at Churchill Dam and flows north through undeveloped forest for 60 miles before entering the St. John River at Allagash Village. The Waterway was established by Maine Legislature [...]
We are taking a step into the future to see what the expect in fashion this fall. That means that you can find some pieces to add to your wardrobe throughout the summer and be ready when Autumn comes. Maybe you can avoid the severe heel pain that you get from heels, and find some [...]
How many breaths would you say you take in a day? Believe it or not, in order to get proper oxygen throughout your body, your average breaths per day should be right around 20,000. While that may seem like a lot, it is what your body needs in order to function properly. This would be [...]
Your feet have shoes to fill and unfortunately, foot pain is not far behind and can often times stop you in your tracks. If you are one who is on your feet for long periods of time, foot exercises may be helpful in soothing those tired aching feet, or even prevent foot pain all together.
Whether you are trying to lose weight or are just wanting to have a healthier lifestyle, diet is key. The only problem is, unhealthy food is usually more accessible and cheaper than the more nutritious food options. Well there is hope on the horizon. There are plenty of healthy options that give you just as [...]
If you hike a lot, you have a bag stuffed with the things you need on a hike. Some of these items are things you have collected over the years and found to be helpful. Today we will go over the items you need to keep safe and prepared. You may not be able to [...]
Idaho Falls is the largest city in Eastern Idaho with approximately 60,000 residents. This city serves as a hub for eastern Idaho and parts of western Wyoming. Because of the outstanding outdoor recreation nearby, Idaho Falls is known to be one of the best places to live! With the best place to live being not [...]
As you age, your body will change the way it looks in things. Even your go-to outfit that has served you well for years may suddenly turn into a stranger. But fear not, there are still plenty of tips and tricks to keep you feeling fashionable and comfortable in your clothes. “There are lots of [...]
Foot problems are very common among many people and can go unnoticed for long periods of time. Some people do not even recognize there is a problem until pain starts to set in, however, others recognize a problem right off the bat. How would you like to prevent your foot problems before they start? Your [...]
The long running debate of what is the best time to exercise has a group of people that are fans of doing that workout just before you go to bed.
If you fall into this camp, or want to try it out, we have four suggestions on what you can do to workout to get you [...]
Do you believe you can add years to your life just by making healthier choices? Guess what? You can! You have probably heard the saying numerous times, “you are what you eat.” This statement is absolutely true! Have you ever noticed the way you feel eating junk food vs. the way you feel eating a [...]
If you’ve never heard of the Adirondacks it’s probably because you are not one of the 84 million people who live between New York and Montreal who live within a day’s drive of the park. The people who live in these areas, especially people who live in major cities, know that the Adirondacks are the [...]
Before you leave, order a pack of “Tottoos”. If you have ever been separated from your child, even for a few moments, you know that it can be a terrifying experience. These easy to use stick-on tattoos give you some peace of mind while out with your kids. They are completely personalized, and the [...]
Ah the joys of summer!! Three months of hot dry weather, and countless hours of outdoor activities to gain life long memories for you and your loved ones! Unfortunately, summer can also come with unwanted memories that you may at times wish you did NOT have to deal with. While spending time outdoors is a [...]
As funny as it may sound, the University of Pittsburgh conducted a study that found some evidence that yawning is your brain letting off heat before bedtime.
This is helps us understand more about how the body works and why it does what it does.
The cool just before bedtime can help your brain and your body [...]
Buerger’s disease affects thousands of people every year in the United States, according the the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention). It can develop in people of any age race and age group. The one link that scientists have found, is that it is very common with smokers and people who use chewing tobacco.
Vegetables are a necessary part of your diet. Not only do they help your body grow and heal, but some have specific benefits like nutrients for cardiovascular health. But many parent find that they struggle to get their kids to eat even one bite of those healthy foods. Here are a few ideas to help [...]
Summer vacations are exciting in themselves, however, if you are looking for a place that is packed full of beauty, adventure, and everything in between, Lake Tahoe is the place to visit this summer. Located in the Sierra Nevadas just on the border of California and Nevada, this massively huge and stunning lake promises many [...]
Day 1: Mendenhall Glacier & Tramway
The first stop is one of Juneau’s most iconic places, Mendenhall Glacier. This breathtaking mountain glacier offers up blue ice and crystal clear water. You can take tours up to see it or go on your own. The glacier is about 12 miles north of Juneau, so driving is an [...]
Do you find yourself wearing black and white more often than you would like? Do you think that if one piece of clothing is a color or pattern you are suddenly wearing a colorful outfit? Even though it seems like something that everyone learned in 7th grade home economics class, matching colors is something that [...]
A foot bath can help relax and pull tension from the sore soles of your feet after you have been up all day. Even in the most comfortable shoes, walking the ten thousand steps in a day can hurt your feet.
Actually, a salt bath can help you relax and pull tension from your whole body [...]
The day after you start a new workout, if you do it right, you sure will know it. The sore muscles and the fatigue is your body letting you know that you worked out and did a good job of it.
Unfortunately after the first week, sometimes you start wondering if the effort of your workout [...]
There is no doubt that most people in this world are guilty of devouring dessert before eating your “well balanced meal” at some point in life, however, sneaking your dessert in a bit early does not have to be a problem so long as it is a healthy one. In fact, depending on the type [...]
If you love a vacation that is full of amazing outdoor adventures all year round, visiting beautiful Jackson Hole, Wyoming is an absolute must see! Located along the border of Idaho and Wyoming, Jackson Hole is situated between the Teton Mountain Range and the Snake River. The term “hole” was used by early mountain men [...]
Park City, an area home to the famous Sundance Film Festival, the 2002 Winter Olympic Games, and historic sites such as a Union Pacific Railroad station. Driving through the city can make it seem like a relatively small town. But the area is bursting with captivating attractions and breath-taking vistas. You can choose to dive [...]
There is, perhaps, no modern fashion trend that is more controversial than leggings. It seems ridiculous that something as simple as a stretch piece of spandex could instill passion into so many people but if you want to see just a portion of the argument, all you need to do is type “are leggings pants” [...]
There is no single treatment for plantar fasciitis that works for everyone. But stretching can help your plantar fascia recover and is good for your overall well-being. Stretching can improve your flexibility and that in turn will promote better range of motion in your joints. These two things can also boost your physical performance in [...]
Running is an excellent cardio workout for the body. Not only does it burn a lot of calories, but comes with many health benefits as well. But do you have times where you just do not have the motivation to keep your running habits going? If so, we have news for you! There are some [...]
We all have a sweet tooth. What is Thanksgiving without the sumptuous desserts to follow? or birthday cake, or even a bit of ice cream after a bad day? The issue is not the occasional indulgence but the the addiction where our body does not know how to operate without the substance.
First up is how [...]
Ever visited Worthington State Forest? If not you are in for a real treat. If you enjoy absolutely stunning views, you have made it to the right place. With some of the most rugged terrain in New Jersey, Worthington State Forest is also home to many different varieties of wildlife, it is also home to [...]
Salt Lake City, Utah’s capital city, is by far the most populous city in the entire state. Situated just east of the famous Great Salt Lake, this enormous city lies right in the core of the Salt Lake metropolitan area, which believe it or not, has a population of more than 1.1 million with its [...]
Jeans have basically become the modern day uniform for weekends and time at home. You would think that with jeans being the most commonly worn item in any of our wardrobes, finding a pair that were flattering for your body would be easier than it is. We have all been in the dressing room with [...]
Bad shoes can ruin your day. No, bad shoes can ruin your mood, your feet, and your legs, and your back, and so on. So have you ever really thought about the fact that your feet carry all of your weight? You would think that the right shoes are pretty important, but actually a lot [...]
How would you feel if we told you your body gets the same benefits from running for 5 minutes as it would running for an hour? Recent studies have shown that people who ran for as little as 5 minutes a day got the same benefits as those who ran 3 or more hours per [...]
Have you ever wondered why vitamin D is so important for your body? You constantly hear everyone say to get your daily dose of vitamins C and E, but not many mention the importance of vitamin D. Vitamin D is essential for maintaining good bone health by helping the body to use and absorb calcium.
Moab has so many activities that you will find yourself overwhelmed with things to do and not enough time to do them. Partly this has to do with the nearby Arches and Canyonlands National parks. It also is home base for mountain bikers who can find an extensive network of trails like Slickrock trail. Lastly [...]
Charlotte, NC has been nicknamed the “Queen City” and it is easy to see why. It is said that even those who stop here pick up their pace. Bustling with things to do and places to see, you can keep busy for weeks here. Luckily we have narrowed it down to the most popular destinations [...]
Not too many years ago, after I had gone to a work appointment, I found myself in desperate need of a bathroom with no public bathroom in sight. I was around the corner from my gym so I popped in to use the facilities. I had regularly been attending the gym for years and I [...]
What is it?
Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain. It is categorized by the pain and inflammation of a thick band of tissue called the planter fascia that spans along the bottom of your foot and connects your heel to your toes. In the morning, when you first step out [...]
A healthy back is a essential to a healthy lifestyle. That usually means good posture. Even as I say it, you are now thinking about how you are sitting or standing.
Luckily a few simple yoga positions can help you improve your posture and your overall health, good posture puts less pressure on your internal organs [...]
Cholesterol can be a scary word. It has had a bad reputation over the years. And low-density lipoprotein (LDL) is the problem. It is considered to be the “bad” cholesterol because it contributes to plaque that can clog arteries and make them less flexible. This blocked or narrowed artery can cause heart attacks or strokes [...]
Kansas City, MO is, perhaps, the greatest city you have never thought about visiting. The city is part of a 15-country metro area that spans the border between Missouri and Kansas and crosses both the Missouri and Kansas rivers. Kansas City is a city that has gracefully bridged the gap between traditional, hardworking values and [...]
How prepared are you when you take off on a hike, a car ride, or even a camping trip? Believe it or not, many people take off on adventures without actually thinking through the whole agenda. With hiking and camping season here to stay with us for the next several months, there are things you [...]
Okay guys, listen up. Summer is right around the corner, and every year you (and me) make mistakes that make the ladies cringe. No, I am not talking about the singed eyebrows from lighting the grill. We are talking about clothes. Here are a few tips to avoid those looks from your significant other.
Socks and [...]
This stretch targets your feet, but it also incorporates your calves and shins to give you a better lower leg stretch
If your muscles are suffering, your entire day suffers with them. That goes two fold with certain maladies that cause foot pain. One such problem that you may have is plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is [...]
Understanding heart rate and the “fat burning zone” can be a bit tricky if you do not know what to look for. Many people believe that the higher the heart rate, the more fat you burn. This is not necessarily true. In fact, studies have shown that if you work at a much higher rate [...]
What Are Probiotics?
There has been some debate about how to define probiotics. One definition is that probiotics are live bacteria that are good for your health, especially your digestive system. But wait, bacteria is what causes disease right? Yes, but that is not the whole story. In our bodies, there is a balance of good [...]