Osteoarthritis (OA) is not a death sentence. Is it hereditary? Is it trauma induced? Maybe both . . . or neither. What is important is that movement, strengthening and flexibility (SMF) be maintained so that operational procedures be avoided for as long as is possible
Personal health care often falls to the wayside when working twelve hour shifts. Personal time for employees is compromised during hours worked. Although, the time off can be beneficial when / if (it can be) used advantageously.
The health of African-Americans can be bolstered through engaging in regular bouts of movement.
The ability to stimulate cross hemisphere communication, in relation to motor function, can help to improve and sustain cognitive abilities.
Range of motion (ROM) is an important quality of human physical functioning.
The importance of circulation cannot be overstated.
I find that kata practice is very good for coordination, control, concentration
Without engaging in basic movement, the body will degenerate and become non-functional.
Social acceptance and friendship are hallmarks of the human experience. Humans are social creatures. However, humans get lost in the amalgam of social constructs, organizations, cliques and so forth. Humans effectively lose their sense of self because they feel the need to ‘belong’ to something external to themselves. Friendship must not be a substitute for … Continue reading Relying on the Self
Currently, the world is on high alert. Regular activities that were available are now non-existent. Meeting with friends, going to work, playing soccer / volleyball in the park: these and other activities are severely curtailed, if not altogether halted. Those with (hip) osteoarthritis are in a dire straight. Movement is key to maintaining a … Continue reading Osteoarthritis: Integrity and Movement