Whether the topic is education or exercise, core content and core activities tie everything together. In education, core content includes the specific information upon which the course is based. Students are expected, at the very least, to demonstrate mastery of the core content.
Summer has arrived and, on the weekends at least, many of us have replaced our boots, oxfords, heels, and pumps with sandals and flip-flops. We want to lose all traces of the long winter and revel in warm, fragrant summer breezes.
Do you have frequent neck, shoulder or back pain? You may have a recently identified condition called "text neck." The repetitive strain injury occurs when you spend considerable time looking down at your phone.
Summer is here and, although you may not be actually "dancin' in the streets" as famously proclaimed by the beloved Motown group Martha and the Vandellas, you will likely be spending much more time outside. One of the great benefits of our increased time outdoors is the biochemical activation of vitamin D synthesis triggered by exposure to ultraviolet rays in sunlight.
Being able to distinguish between a good pain and a not-so-good pain is critically important for all of us who engage in regular vigorous exercise as part of a healthy lifestyle. Even highly trained athletes such as those on high school and college teams, dancers, and those training for long distance races or multi-sport events may have difficulty knowing when they are able to work through some pain and discomfort verses needing to pay attention to a real injury.
We are all of us beginners in some aspects of life and quite advanced in others. With respect to useful knowledge in a specific subject area or meaningful practical expertise as related to a specific skill or competency, most of us could accurately assess our particular level of ability.
According to the U.S. Geological Survey, approximately 71 percent of the earth's surface is composed of water. Similarly, 60 to 70 percent of the average adult human body is composed of water.
Now that autumn is in the air, summertime recreational activities such as camping, going to the lake or beach, volleyball, and surfing begin to take a back seat and we look to focus on more prosaic forms of exercise.
Regardless of the type of weather, meteorological events have a big impact on all of us. Beyond the sunscreen, floppy hats, raincoats, umbrellas, snow shovels, and
de-icers, there are the physiological effects of weather itself.
The ultra, high-tech world depicted in the popular television series “Star Trek,” is what many may envision when thinking of the future. And while it’s yet to be seen if its advanced fictional inventions such as molecular transporters and tractor beams could become reality,
Dr. Steven Adams
Dr. Steven Adams is a San Francisco chiropractor who serves both San Francisco and the surrounding bay area. He received his B.A. from Hiram College, and his Doctorate of Chiropractic from Life Chiropractic College West. He has spent his entire working career in the health and fitness field with over 30 years of experience helping people achieve their health goals.