Posts by Steve Calechman
If you’re trying to take 10,000 steps a day, it can be discouraging to miss that well-known target. But why is 10,000 steps the goal? And is it really necessary to take that many steps every day?
While there is limited research on foam rollers, small studies suggest they may help with muscle and tissue tightness, sore muscles, and range of motion.
Trying new ways to connect with others can help you forge links to a wider community and feel less lonely. These easy tips can help you feel more connected.
Getting ready for a parent-teacher conference? Keep in mind time constraints and prepare by thinking about the questions you most want answered.
Parents may question whether T-ball is worth their child’s time, but there is definite value in spending time outside, being active, and learning about teamwork. However, this activity, or any other, will only be meaningful if the child wants to do it.
Visiting an emergency room with a sick or injured child is a universally stressful experience. Knowing what to tell the doctor, and what questions to ask, can help you keep your head and make the situation easier to handle.
It’s common to repeat ourselves trying to get children to follow our instructions, but how much of what we are trying to convey does a child truly comprehend? Paying attention to context and using words that make clear what we want are likely to get better results.
All parents know how difficult it is to find time for themselves, and probably feel guilty about it when they do, but it’s important to take a break from your responsibilities, even if it’s for only a few minutes a day.
When you visit your primary care doctor, you should feel that the advice and recommendations you receive are specific to your personal circumstances. If you think your doctor is not paying enough attention to you as an individual, your doctor-patient relationship may need a checkup.
People who have kids spend a lot of time looking down. Even those who don’t probably spend a lot of time looking down at their phone, tablet, or laptop. Either way it’s bad for the neck muscles; a physical therapist offers some advice.