Thinking on Your Feet: The Latest on Warning Signs from Below

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HealthWise-Fall-2015 Hasson FINAL 1 292x300Every step you take is a physiological marvel, made possible by the 26 bones, 33 joints and over 100 ligaments of the foot working together to ensure maximum movement. The intricate sequence begins as your heel hits the ground, and ends with a push off the big toe at the same time the Achilles tendon lifts the heel, requiring a […]

Stay Strong, Flexible and Balanced with Exercise

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HW Spring 2014 Web Tipping point 300x188Much of life is a balancing act…from learning to sit up as an infant through avoiding falls in the later years. Balance is the ability to distribute your weight in a way that enables you to remain upright and steady. This requires multiple systems in your body to be working in sync with your brain, […]

Body Mass Index (BMI)

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The Body Mass Index (BMI) is a quick, easy and efficient screening tool to identify weight problems in adults. While BMI is a strong indicator of body fat percentage, it can vary for age, race and sex. It is important to note that the BMI should only be utilized as a screening tool and is […]