You are here

Health

GWR YMCA

Whenever we talk about fitness, we think mainly about strength and endurance and tend to forget about the third component: flexibility!  Let’s face it - it’s hard enough to make time for our cardio and strength sessions… who wants to stretch?  It...

Siteman Cancer Center

It’s been said time and time again: Smoking is bad for your health. This phrase is repeated over and over, often beginning in middle school health classes, then through physician recommendations at annual check-ups, and through multiple public...

GWR YMCA

You’re on a roll, baby; NOTHING can stop you now!  Back-to-back weeks of sticking to your plan. Not that there hasn’t been temptation, but you’re super proud of yourself control and ability to stick to your goals. You’ve passed up the birthday...

Siteman Cancer Center

Picking the right insurance plans for you and your family can be challenging. Weighing monthly premiums and co-pays against yearly deductibles, and comparing the benefits different plans offer, can make your head spin.The less familiar people are...

Washington University School of Medicine

Chronic hip joint pain can result in significant limitations in daily activities including walking, sitting and work-related and fitness activities. Chronic hip joint pain may be due to bony abnormalities within the hip joint, muscle imbalances or...

GWR YMCA

This is the moment you’ve been waiting for.  Getting up at 5 am to work out, refusing to eat cake at your best friend’s birthday party, having ice water while your co-workers enjoy a drink at happy hour, it all boils down to this.  The scale.  The...

GWR YMCA

In short, no. Many people, perhaps similar to you, hesitate to start weight training because they fear becoming “bulky” or too muscular.  Understandable too, considering that bodybuilders and other large athletes have historically been the faces...

Siteman Cancer Center

It’s no longer news that a healthy lifestyle can prevent important diseases such as diabetes, stroke and heart disease. More surprising may be to read that many of the same steps that lower the risk of those diseases can also lower the risk of...

SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital

“Shin splints” or medial tibial stress syndrome is a common exercise-related problem in many athletes including runners, dancers, and military recruits.  Shin splints refer to pain along the inner edge of the shinbone (tibia).

GWR YMCA

Everywhere you look, there seems to be nutrition advice, research, facts, and opinions. Whether you’re seeking to better understand carbohydrates, fats, or both…Which are good for you? Which are bad for you? Which will best serve your wellness...

Pages