It’s About Time! Spinal Care as Next Big Wellness Initiative

    Employers Target Spinal Care as Next Big Wellness Initiative     By Joe Appelbaum, President/CEO & Founder, Potomac Companies, Inc. I was born with separated vertebrae in my lower back. This issue has caused me massive pain throughout my life, from my youth through my adulthood.  Doctors told me I would need spinal fusion and possible spinal stenosis... Read More

How to Move Beyond Moving Stress

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Moving is a topic near and dear to me, as that’s what I’ve been doing the past two months!  Here are my tips to stay sane and healthy during a move, so you can return to work not too burned out after moving house.  These tips generally apply if you’re staying with your same employer. Does stress make you go... Read More

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In 2015, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) researchers found that the prevalence of obesity among adults aged eighteen and up in the United States passed 30% for the first time in the history of the National Health Interview Survey.   Much like turning 30 years old, when by virtue of age you have to be a responsible adult... Read More

Shocker! Exercise Helps Prevent Lower Back Pain

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Shocker! Exercise Helps Prevent Lower Back Pain (Source)   Have lower back pain?  Movement is the best prevention, researchers advised in a recent study published in JAMA Internal Medicine.  The study went on to find that special insoles and belts have little effect on back pain.   Lead author Daniel Steffens of the University of Sydney in Australia explained why... Read More