The ankle is a hinge joint made up of three bones: the tibia (shinbone) and fibula (the lateral bone of the leg), and the talus (foot bone). They two bones on the lower leg join with the talus to form the ankle joint. In addition to the tibia, fibula, and talus, proper function of the […]
If you’re like most people, the most frequent time you see a pool is during the Summer Olympics. What you may not know, however, is that a pool is one of the best tools you can use to help get yourself into shape and improve your fitness. Here are 5 reasons you should consider adding […]
The hand and wrist consist of 27 different bones. Unlike other bones in your anatomy, the physiology of your wrist and hand function to aid in movement. These joints move, roll, and maneuver so that you are better able to grasp objects, form feats of dexterity, and manage tasks that you likely never think about. […]
Exercise and nutrition are important aspects of health to focus on when trying to improve bone density. They provide the stimulation and building blocks needed to support healthy bones. Today, let’s take a look at a particular and, dare we say odd, type of exercise training: whole-body vibration. Think we’re crazy? Bear with us. What is whole-body […]
Today is the last Friday of 2019 and, if you’ve been a part of the Flex Fam for some time, you know that Fridays are a special day of the week for us. Each Friday–which we’ve dubbed Flex Friday–we strive to publish an article with actionable tools, helpful tips, or background knowledge on topics relating […]
Bone health is a prevalent concern for many. When bone density reaches low levels, the risk for fracture increases and, for the aging population, that often translates into high-risk for dependent living and decreased lifespan. Whether you’re young or old, working on your bone strength is a good idea! So, how can one preserve their […]
The elbow joint connects the upper arm and the forearm. It is one of the body’s most frequently used joints, and many important structures pass through or around it. The elbow contains a large amount of lubricating liquid (which is, sadly, not called elbow grease). This lubricant allows the elbow to make smooth, precise movements even when it is bearing a substantial weight load.
Bone mineral density (BMD) is the mass of bone mineral per volume of bone tissue. A BMD test, also known as a bone mass measurement test, is used to gauge a person’s risk of developing osteoporosis and bone fracture. Read on to learn more about BMD and the benefits and risks of getting a BMD test.
Strontium has been used in medicine, dentistry, and dietary supplementation. This article reviews the various forms and uses for strontium, addresses the safety and side effects of these strontium forms, and highlights the evidence for the usage of each form.
We’ll help you understand this element through commonly asked questions from those who have considered strontium as a part of their health approach.
A few months ago, we posted an article on digestion, absorption, and bioavailability and which is the most important when considering a supplement. There, we mentioned a nutrient that most aren’t very familiar with: phospholipids.
Phospholipids are crucial to efficient nutritional absorption in the body. Therefore, finding a supplement that contains phospholipids is a big deal if you want to make sure you get the most from that supplement.