Botox is not just for celebrities anymore! Women and men commonly use Botox for cosmetic improvement, to temporarily smooth frown lines and for off-label uses like reducing crow’s feet around the eyes and smoker’s lines around the lips.
Botox works by training the muscles of the face to relax so they don’t cause wrinkles to deepen. A treatment to reduce wrinkles on your face takes very little time, and is relatively painless. Numbing medication is used prior to treatment, and a very small needle is used for the injections so pain is minimal. Improvement can be seen quickly - it usually takes anywhere from four to 14 days to notice results. Effects of Botox can last as long as three to four months, and the cost is only about $250 to $360 per region.
Botox cannot be used in all areas of the face - it is used mostly in the upper portion of the face. Filllers, such as Juvederm, are used in other areas. What may not be as well known are the other uses of Botox. When used under the arms, Botox can prevent sweating for up to six months. It can also be used to control muscle spasms and migraine headaches.
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This episode hosted by: Joy Johnson
Whether you exercise daily or spend most of your day sitting, you will most likely develop knots in the tissues surrounding your muscles, the fascia. Foam rolling targets these painful and hard to stretch areas, releasing the tightness in the muscle. The foam roll can give a massage-like feeling where it “hurts so good.” Giving yourself a daily foam roll massage increases your flexibility and corrects muscle imbalances that might cause injury.
Remaining flexible will keep you functional in everyday activities as well. Rolling out areas such as the hips, quads and IT band can alleviate pain in the knees and lower back, common sites of recurring pain. Foam rolling benefits everyone so make it an essential component to your health and fitness regimen.
It’s estimated that 80 percent of runners who hit the pavement endure an injury. Two of the most common injuries suffered by runners are plantar fasciitis and shin splints.
Plantar fasciitis symptoms are most noticeable when you get out of bed in the morning. A sharp pain in your heel when you step out of bed is caused by inflammation of the tissue on the bottom of your foot.
To relieve the plantar fasciitis symptoms, perform the following exercises:
Pain in the front of your lower leg is a symptom of shin splints. The pain is caused by inflammation of the small muscles in the leg when they are over used or worked too hard. Rest until the pain decreases and ice for 20 minutes. To alleviate the issues long term, use the following exercises to strengthen your lower leg muscles.
If you have questions on any running injuries for Dr. Bloom or Chad Eichten, please leave it in the comment box below.
Golf Fitness Instructor Mat Ross demonstrates an exercise that will increase your golf club swing speed by building strength in your abs, obliques, deltoids, glutes, and quadriceps.
To perform this exercise, use the cable machine at your gym.
At Home Variation
If you do not have access to a cable machine, use a resistance band that you can pick up an any sporting goods store. It works well to close the other side of the resistance band in a door way to brace it for your swing.
Consistency with your workout routines is key to living a healthy lifestyle. But when traveling across several time zones you may experience a condition that makes exercise the LAST thing you want to do. This condition is called jet lag. And ironically, exercise is one of the best ways to minimize its effects!
Below are three different exercises you can do anywhere to help cure your symtoms of jet lag.
First exercise: Push-up Mountain Climber Combo
With your hands on a raised surface do a push up as you bring one knee up to your chest, bring the next leg up on the next push up. Keep alternating legs as you do your push ups.
Do at least 10-15 repititions. When you finish, immediately proceed to the next exercise.
Second exercise: Squats
The key to effective squats is to set a target slightly lower than you knees that you have to lower your hips to. A bed, chair, or nightstand will work.
Do a series of 15-20 squats. If performing the squats is too easy, do the squats faster and try one legged squats to make it even harder.
When finished with the squats, immediately proceed to the next exercise.
Third exercise: Single Leg Touchdowns
Single leg touchdowns will round out your program. Stand on one leg. Keep the leg slightly bent. With the opposite hand reach down toward the ground, keeping your back straight and reaching the opposite leg back as far as you can.
Do 10-15 reps on each leg.
Repeat these three exercises 2-3 times for a great workout that takes less than 20 minutes.
Author: Amanda Allen
It’s not too late to get your flu vaccine this season! Please give us a call contact us to schedule an appointment.
Who Should Consider the Flu Vaccine This Year?Every adult and child over 6 months should receive a flu vaccine this year, with a few minor exceptions. CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) voted for “universal” flu vaccination last year in the U.S. to expand protection against the flu to more people.
Potential High-Risk Groups: While everyone should get a flu vaccine each flu season, it’s especially important that the following groups get vaccinated either because they are at high risk of having serious flu-related complications or because they live with or care for people at high risk for developing flu-related complications:
Vaccines We Have Available:Flu shot — an inactivated vaccine (containing killed virus) that is given with a needle, sometimes a micro needle, in the arm. The flu shot is approved for use in people 6 months of age and older, including healthy people, people with chronic medical conditions, and pregnant women.
Nasal-spray flu vaccine — a vaccine made with live, weakened flu viruses that do not cause the flu (sometimes called LAIV for “live attenuated influenza vaccine” or FluMist®). LAIV is approved for use in healthy* people 2-49 years of age who are not pregnant.
High dose Fluzone –indicated for 65 years of age and older
* “Healthy” indicates persons who do not have an underlying medical condition that predisposes them to influenza complications.
Mat Ross shares two common posture issues and how to correct them for better address posture and golf swing transition
Dr. Kenneth Cheng recommends working out four times a week. 60% of the exercise routine should be focused on cardiovascular activities and 40% of the program focused on some form of resistance training. TRX Bands are a popular piece of exercise equipment you can use for resistance training to strengthen every muscle group in your body. Wendy Dissmore shows you two of the top TRX upper body exercises in this episode of Personalcare Physicians TV.
Learn how to get the best cardio workout at the gym by adding more movement to your strength training exercises.