10 of the Most Productive Ways to Nap

There are two types of naps. First, there’s the type of nap that turns into a complete snoozefest. You plop down on the couch with the intention of getting back up after a few minutes, but in reality, you end up waking up 2 or 3 hours later, groggy and disoriented after realizing you let yourself slip too far into a deep sleep. The second type of nap is usually what everyone hopes for. It’s the productive type of nap that’s short and effective, leaving the napper feeling refreshed, alert and ready to take on the rest of the day’s tasks. And unlike…

The 7-Minute Routine for Back Pain Relief

Few things in life are as frustrating as back pain (aside from maybe coffee shops with no Wi-Fi ). If you’re dealing with it, you’re not alone: One in fourAmericans experiences back pain on a regular basis. But whether it’s a dull ache or nearly debilitating sharp pain, a bad back can make your daily routine a serious struggle. Luckily this quick, seven-minute video can help. Grokker trainers Jenny Pacey and Wayne Gordon will coach you through a series of gentle exercises designed to improve mobility, boost flexibility, help combat aches and pains, and avoid injury. You’ll perform every move…

6 ‘Healthy’ Foods with Tons of Sugar

Sugar is a dangerous drug. Overconsumption is associated with obesity, diabetes, heart disease, premature aging, inflammation, hormonal imbalance, depression, the list goes on. What’s most disconcerting? The devastating effects of sugar aren’t just connected to candy bars and sodas. Most of the sugars we consume are hidden in supposedly ‘healthy’ foods like yogurt and granola. The World Health Organization just released a guideline stating that adults and children should consume only 6 teaspoons a day (in contrast to the average American’s 22-32 teaspoons per day). With much of our intake hidden in these supposedly ‘healthy’ foods, it’s best to keep…

Tips for Back-to-School Safety on the Roads

In 2013, more than 330 child pedestrians died and another 13,000 were injured while going to or from school. Over the last decade, about one-third of the children were killed between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. “That’s when they’re walking home from school. That’s when they’re heading to the playground or library. That’s when they’re waiting at the bus stop for their parents to pick them up,” says Manager of Public and Government Affairs at AAA mid-Atlantic John Townsend. AAA offers six tips to keep kids safe this school year: Slow down. School zone speed limits are much lower than other parts of the…

PRP treatment

Written by Arjang Abbasi, DO, Diplomate of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Fellowship trained in Interventional Pain Management and Sports Medicine. 1-Pittsburg Steeler wide receiver, “Hines Ward, received PRP treatment to his knee to treat a Medial collateral ligament sprain before and was able to play in the Super bowl. “ 2-“Tiger Woods” received four injections of PRP in his left knee following surgery.” 3- “ PRP injections in his elbow may have been the reason that Los Angeles Dodgers’ pitcher Takashi Saito was able to return to the mound for the 2008 Major League Baseball playoffs. “