How to Start Strength Training When You Have a Chronic Illness | The Health Sessions

How to Start Strength Training When You Have a Chronic Illness

We all know that strength training is key for keeping the body strong, maintaining a healthy weight and improving self-image. But if you have a chronic illness that comes with a host of unwanted symptoms like pain and fatigue (such as myalgia encephalomyelitis, Lyme, or fibromyalgia), the last thing you’d want to do is to hit the weight room.

But it’s still worth it. For those dealing with chronic illness, lifting weights may soothe and manage symptoms, increase energy, improve mobility and enhance life quality, research shows.

The niggling question is, how does one get started?

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4 Top Physiotherapy Tips for Healthy Living | The Health Sessions

4 Top Physiotherapy Tips For Healthy Living

This article is written by Alyssa Moylan. 

Do you think the term physiotherapy is a purely theoretical term? Well, let us tell you, physical therapy (PT) is something that we incorporate in our everyday lives without noticing much. All the stretches and finger flexing are part of relieving pain or pressure from an area, and that forms the base of physiotherapy. Besides the daily cricks, the more serious function of physiotherapy is to help people regain the use of their muscles and nerves to be able to move again. Be it old age, a genetic disorder or an accident or illness, a person who gets immobilized for a long time tends to lose sensations of the limbs and in order to ensure that the person is not permanently paralyzed, many doctors suggest physiotherapy. 

Besides improving joints and muscular mobility, physiotherapy also helps in preventing injuries from overworking or even underworking. Further, a healthy lifestyle also requires some level of physical action and conditioning if you want to keep up with the fast pace of the world and achieve your dreams. And physiotherapy can be your companion in that.

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How to Improve Your Functional and Mobility Training | The Health Sessions

How to Improve your Functional and Mobility Training

This article is written by Anne Denning.  

Have you wondered why some people go slow or move with pain, which affects their daily chores and even work? Well, this is because some people have instability and malfunction in their movements and mobility.

If this happens to you, you need to enhance your moves to accomplish your fitness goals. This will make you efficient and able to satisfy the demands and work of everyday life. Here are some details of what functional and mobility skills can do for you to live a quality life.

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The 5 Best Stretches for People Who Work in the Office | The Health Sessions

The 5 Best Stretches for People Who Work in an Office

This article is written by Rebecca Hill. 

People who work at an office will often complain about suffering from sore muscles and joints, due to sitting for prolonged periods of time in front of a computer. In fact, sitting and typing away at a desk for 7 to 8 hours per day, can cause serious problems, such as bad posture, lower back pain and even abdominal issues. The good news is office stretching exercises can help alleviate many of the symptoms that office workers complain about, and can even improve workplace productivity and morale in the long run.

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How You Can Enjoy Safe Exercise at Home With Chronic Illness | The Health Sessions

How You Can Enjoy Safe Exercise at Home With Chronic Illness

This article is written by Jacklyn Donalds. 

Exercise can and should be considered an important part of your strategy in combatting chronic illness – considering its important effect on aspects such as depression, weight maintenance, and vitality. While some of the most common chronic illnesses in America – including heart disease, cancer, and diabetes, won’t necessarily keep you at home, if you are in recovery or your illness has affected aspects like strength, balance, and flexibility, building your fitness at home can be beneficial in many ways. Research by the National Sleep Foundation found that people who exercise report better sleep than those who don’t. Quality is as important as quantity, and there are specific criteria that need to be met for sleep to be truly restorative and reinvigorating.

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