Muscle Cramping

A muscle cramp is an uncontrollable and painful spasm of a muscle.  Muscular cramps can last for a varying amount of time and generally resolve on their own.  Muscle cramping can be excruciating at the time and may cause tenderness for a short time following.

They may occur in any muscle but tend to be most common in the calf, foot and...

Heat Exhaustion vs. Heat Stroke

Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke are two health related health conditions that can be very serious if not treated quickly and effectively.  Both are caused by an elevation in body temperature, which is normally controlled by sweating.  Sweating allows a person to cool through evaportation, but once a person become too dehydrated to sweat, the...

Exercising in the Heat

As the weather heats up many people move their exercise outdoors.  While exercising in the heat is generally safe for most people, taking a few extra precautions will help you stay cool and prevent problems associated with the heat.

Drink Up

When the weather heats up, make sure you drink enouhg fluids throughout the...