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Exercise as medicine

How does exercise increase bone density?

There are numerous benefits to strength and resistance training; greater strength, increased mobility, reduced injury risk, improved quality of life, and many others you’ve undoubtedly heard before. But how does exercise increase bone density? One of the understated benefits of strength training is bone mineral density and preventing osteoporosis. Strength training and load bearing exercise is one of the primary tools you can utilize to maintain or build up your bones. […]

2024-05-01T13:40:12-07:00May 1, 2024|

Strength training is the best way to improve your health

It can be hard to sort through the noise and confusion of the health, fitness and nutrition worlds. But one truth backed by research and supported by experts is that strength or resistance training is the best thing you can do to improve your overall health. […]

2023-11-21T15:17:17-07:00November 20, 2023|

Acupuncture in the treatment of osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a fairly common joint pathology that stems from overuse or improper use of a joint for an extended period of time (generally years). Luckily, acupuncture in the treatment of osteoarthritis has been shown to be effective to slow degradation of joints, reduce pain, and improve mobility. […]

2023-06-02T11:23:56-07:00May 19, 2023|

7 reasons to strength train (that have nothing to do with how you look)

Recent studies show that as many as 66 million Americans belong to a health club–that’s one out of every five! However, polls indicate that half of all gym-goers suffer from appearance-based gym anxiety. With the overwhelming focus on the aesthetic in social and popular media, the pressure to lose weight, gain muscle, and chase after scale and appearance-related goals is at an all-time high. But the reasons to strength train go beyond the way we look, the way our clothes fit, or what the scale says about us. […]

2024-06-19T18:20:29-07:00April 25, 2023|

Why Do Plyometric Exercises?

When you hear about plyometrics, or “plyo” exercises, the first thing that pops into your mind is likely high intensity workouts performed by elite athletes–not something a regular person does as a part of their weekly fitness routine. While it’s true that plyometric exercises are incredibly effective for sports-specific training, they are also an excellent tool for general health. Gaining an understanding of plyometric training, and why you should do plyometric exercises, can help round out your exercise routine and keep you fit and healthy as you age. […]

2023-03-29T14:17:08-07:00March 21, 2023|

Acupuncture for headache relief

Headaches vary dramatically in presentation, severity, and frequency. For some they can be debilitating, for others they are only a mild nuisance. It is estimated that around 8 million people will visit their doctor with a complaint of headaches each year, while another 40 million will experience headaches and not seek medical attention. Acupuncture can provide effective headache relief for millions of headache sufferers. […]

2024-02-27T13:36:35-07:00March 7, 2023|
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