Archive for August, 2006

Muscle of the Month (August) Gastrocnemius

Posted on August 20th, 2006, by relax

The gastrocnemius or what many refer to as the “calf” muscle, is the one of the larger muscles of the leg, and the largest muscle of the lower leg.  Its main function is in flexing the knee, and with the aid of other muscles it also planarflexes the ankle joint.  It extends from the femur to [...]

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Your Body and Stress: How Does Stress Impact your Body?

Posted on August 7th, 2006, by relax

Two large 2003 United Kingdom studies concluded that chronic stress is (6) six times more likely to contribute to heart disease and cancer than high cholesterol and smoking and middle-aged people with decreased control over emotional stress had a 50% increase in death rate over a 15 year period.   From this study, we learn that [...]

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