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The Accessibility of Nature

On the inclusivity of the outdoors and a trip to the Ein Afeq Nature Reserve in northern Israel Ah, June. It’s no longer cold and not yet boiling. School’s out, it’s graduation and wedding season, barbeques and pool parties are abounding. We can finally emerge from...

Medical Cannabis Benefits for Parkinson’s Disease

Several conditions may qualify for medical cannabis treatment. Parkinson’s disease is one. The debilitating ailment affects an estimated 10 million people worldwide. Many patients with PD in the U.S. are using cannabinoid therapy to relieve symptoms, such as...

Medical Cannabis Benefits for Chronic Fibromyalgia Pain

Medical cannabis is legal in more than half the U.S. Research about its benefits for fibromyalgia pain is growing nearly as well as the popular plants. Cannabis has over 500 naturally occurring compounds with wellness advantages. Many are aware of CBD and THC, but...

FITT Recommendations For Individuals With Osteoporosis

The FITT principle provides an exercise prescription framework for healthy individuals and other individuals with various health conditions such as fibromyalgia, diabetes, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, and more. The FITT principle can be applied to aerobic,...

Overweight, Obesity, and Physical Inactivity

Overweight and obesity are a global epidemic associated with an increased risk of developing chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, and other metabolic syndromes. A body mass index (BMI) of 25 – 29.9 kg/m2 represents overweight conditions, and 30 kg/m2...

Texter’s Thumb: De Quervain’s Syndrome Exercises

Although identified at the end of the 19th century, this over-use-related tendon inflammation may just be the condition of our era.   Clinical Picture We’ve all been there. It’s that burning sensation after a 12-hour fortnight stretch, the aching after an SMS...