Health feed - News BreaK Wednesday, August 3, 2022 5:11 PM
A Maryland children's camp has adapted in an effort to help support those who are overwhelmed with emotion.
Health feed - News BreaK Wednesday, August 3, 2022 5:09 PM
Health - Red Sox lose Brayan Bello to injury, silenced by José Urquidy as winning streak snapped by Astros
J.D. Martinez was seemingly joking, but there was some truth to what he said. In the moments after Christian Vázquez was traded across the field on Monday shortly before the...
Health feed - News BreaK Wednesday, August 3, 2022 5:03 PM
President Joe Biden on Wednesday lauded voters in Kansas for rejecting a constitutional measure that would have stripped abortion protections from the state's constitution. The...
Health feed - News BreaK Wednesday, August 3, 2022 5:03 PM
New Hampshire health officials said more vaccine is on the way to help fight the spread of monkeypox.
Health feed - News BreaK Wednesday, August 3, 2022 4:55 PM
The first probable case of monkeypox in Pottawattamie County was confirmed Wednesday by the Iowa Department of Public Health.
Health feed - News BreaK Wednesday, August 3, 2022 4:51 PM
WASHINGTON - The Biden administration has filed its first legal challenge to a state abortion ban since the end of Roe v. Wade, arguing Idaho's restrictive abortion law leaves...
Health feed - News BreaK Wednesday, August 3, 2022 4:45 PM
Health - Ron DeSantis' Press Secretary Writes Whiny Response To An Invitation To Appear On 'The View'
Have you ever invited someone to a party and instead of just declining the RSVP option they sent you a lengthy and whiny text message listing all their grievances with you in...
Health feed - News BreaK Wednesday, August 3, 2022 4:39 PM
The Environmental Protection Agency is warning residents who live near medical sterilizing plants in 13 states and Puerto Rico about potential health risks from emissions of...
Health feed - News BreaK Wednesday, August 3, 2022 4:37 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana's Lake Pontchartrain is known for having sharks, but on Monday, a fisherman caught a surprisingly large bull shark, and he wants people to be aware of...
Health feed - News BreaK Wednesday, August 3, 2022 4:01 PM
The Arizona Democrat still hasn't said whether she would vote for the tax, climate and health care deal.
WebMD Health Wednesday, August 3, 2022 4:31 PM
COVID-19 patients who had the most severe illness will struggle the most with exercise later. But even people with mild symptoms can struggle to regain their previous levels of fitness.
WebMD Health Wednesday, August 3, 2022 2:53 PM
University of Copenhagen researchers have linked brief nighttime awakenings to better memory in mice, adding to our understanding of what happens in the brain during sleep.
WebMD Health Wednesday, August 3, 2022 2:31 PM
New book further details fraud behind 1970s bestseller.
WebMD Health Wednesday, August 3, 2022 1:41 PM
Americans are notorious for overfeeding their pets. In 2018, nearly 56 million cats and 50 million dogs were overweight or obese. But when you can't manage to cut down on the kibble and pare back the pâté, could weight loss surgery be the answer for your overstuffed companions?
WebMD Health Wednesday, August 3, 2022 12:26 PM
A new study suggests women tend to experience more severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) than men due to the smaller size of their airways.
WebMD Health Wednesday, August 3, 2022 12:19 PM
Researchers say people who live in economically deprived neighborhoods are about 20% less likely to conceive, compared to people from areas with more resources.
WebMD Health Wednesday, August 3, 2022 10:47 AM
Foods that may seem just fine can have bacteria that causes food poisoning. Here's how to enjoy your favorite foods safely the second time around.
Mark's Daily Apple Wednesday, August 3, 2022 2:03 PM
We suffer from an epidemic of stiff ankles. And, because mobility comes before strength—and indeed is necessary for true strength—we have weak ankles. Don't believe me? Stand up right now. Aim your feet straight ahead. Toes straight. Don't flare them out. Put your feet close together. Not touching, but almost. Squat down, keeping your heels on the ground. Can you do it? Can you hold a full squat at the bottom with heels down and a fairly straight back, or do you start toppling over? Do your feet inadvertently flare outward at 45 degree angles to accommodate your stiff ankles? Is your lower back beginning to cramp? Do you have to go onto your toes to hit bottom? If you're not close to getting a toes straight, feet together, heels down full squat without your back seizing up, you need to work on your ankle mobility. Don't feel bad. You aren't alone. As I said, it's an epidemic for several reasons: Everyone sits, almost no one squats. No one is going into deep ankle dorsiflexion (angle between foot and ankle decreasing). Everyone wears shoes with prominent heels that force their ankles into permanent plantarflexion (angle between foot and ankle increasing). Everyone walks along flat linear paths (sidewalks, roads, hardwood flooring), almost no one moves through terrain of varied topography, across uneven surfaces, up and down slopes, across stones. Luckily, there's a lot you can do to fix the problem. Here are exercises to help you regain ankle strength and mobility. Incline or wall calf stretch Tight calves lead to tight ankles. First things first, you stretch them. Best calf stretch around is to either put your foot up on a wall or on an incline slope (hill, or even one of these dedicated calf stretch boards) and then press your hip into the stretch. Press your hip forward and hold it for 5 seconds, making sure to flex your calf as hard as you can deep into the stretch. When it gets easier, press farther forward. Repeat until you can't stretch it any more. Do this with both straight knee and a flexed knee to target different calf muscles. Ankle dorsiflexion stretch with hip extended Most of us worry about training ankle dorsiflexion with our hip in flexion. Like if we're at the bottom of a squat or lunge, our hips are flexed (bent) and our ankles are dorsiflexed (shortened angle between foot and ankle). But it's also important to work on ankle dorsiflexion mobility when our hips are in extension (standing straight up), like when we're walking or running. A real nice way to do it is to do the classic calf stretch mentioned above on one foot combined with the other foot up on a chair in front of you with the foot turned inward. Feel that stretch and turn your hips toward the middle to really feel even more and hit different strands of the calf. Hang out in the stretch for 30 seconds to a minute, … Continue reading "Ankle Mobility and Strengthening Exercise"