The Sit And Be Fit program is a non-profit organization researched and designed by Mary Ann Wilson, a registered nurse, and a team of physical therapists, doctors, and exercise specialists. The chair exercise television series has been broadcast on PBS stations for over twenty years now and has over sixty million household viewers annually. The program is so effective due the success of effectively improving the health and wellness of people of all ages and fitness levels; especially those that are limited physically or wheelchair bound.
The program is comprised of a variety of carefully researched chair exercises designed to target every muscle in the body as well as to improve the overall health and wellness of the body.
Fibromyalgia can be a debilitating chronic health condition that affects an estimated 15 million Americans, the majority of which are women. Now, new research shows that yoga may offer relief to the muscle soreness and tenderness associated with this autoimmune disorder.
In a recent study of more than 50 women conducted at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, those who participated in a two-hour yoga session once a week reported improvements in both physical and psychological aspects of fibromyalgia, including decreased pain, fatigue, tenderness, anxiety and better sleep and mood. (more…)
The Mayo Clinic characterizes fibromyalgia by fatigue, widespread pain in the muscles, ligaments and tendons, and multiple tender points on your body where slight pressure causes pain.
Fibromyalgia is still in its early stages of being properly understood by the medical community, but because of the increased awareness of this nebulous condition, medical researchers and professionals are confident about some of the known symptoms, risk factors and preventive measures.
While there is no cure for fibromyalgia, certain treatments have shown promise in controlling the condition. In addition to pharmaceuticals like the popular drug, Lyrica, that can help alleviate some of the symptoms, many doctors, and complementary and alternative medical practitioners highlight the importance of nutrition as a way to alleviate symptoms, reduce the risk of flare-ups and improve quality of life. (more…)