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SoHum Health Foundation Brings New Outdoor Fitness Zone to Southern Humboldt Community Park

Photo caption: SoHum Health Foundation Board members and staff celebrate the opening of the Fitness Zone at Southern Humboldt Community Park. SoHum Health Foundation and Southern Humboldt Community Healthcare District have collaborated to bring a new outdoor Fitness Zone to…

The Eyes Have It

Photo by JC Gellidon on Unsplash Vision is generally regarded as the primary human sense. When unimpaired, we tend to rely on vision above any other sensory input. As such, vision plays a key role in almost everything the brain…

Ther-A-Con Physical Therapy

Photo by Conscious Design on Unsplash Since 1995 Martje Van Werken-Glidden has operated a branch of her Eureka-based Ther-A-Con Physical Therapy practice in Garberville. A popular offering of local healthcare provider SoHum Health, her busy practice helps patients return to…

Give it a Rest

Photo by No Revisions on Unsplash Are you getting enough sleep these days? If not, you probably recognize right away how that manifests in your body and your mind. Maybe you’re irritable, you struggle to concentrate, you feel heavy and…

Yoga for Everything

Photo by Alexy Almond from Pexels Published in the Humboldt Independent on March 9, 2021 The term yoga has become one of the biggest umbrellas in the world of health over the past few decades as it has transformed from its spiritual and…

Use It or Lose It, Part 2

Photo by Sriyoga Ashram on Unsplash Published in the Humboldt Independent on February 16, 2021 Last time, we talked about the gradual loss of muscle mass that is a natural part of the aging process, beginning as early as one’s…

(Why We Don’t) Do the Right Thing

Photo by freestocks.org from Pexels Published in the Humboldt Independent on February 9, 2021 All pandemics considered, human health is generally speaking in a better place nowadays than ever before. Despite the effects of our increasingly sedentary lifestyles and the grotesque impacts of…

Use It, or Lose It

Photo by Anna Shvets from Pexels Published in the Humboldt Independent on January 19, 2021 While bone loss, or osteopenia leading to osteoporosis, may be the headliner condition aging adults are most aware of, loss of muscle mass, called sarcopenia, may have equally…

Good Lordosis (it’s not about Covid)

Photo by Joyce McCown on Unsplash Published in the Humboldt Independent on December 15, 2020  The word ‘spine’ comes into common metaphorical use in several ways, mostly to indicate strength of character. If you are spineless you are weak or…

Get a Grip

Photo by Kelly Sikkema  Published in the Humboldt Independent on July 14, 2020  Do you think you could hang from a chin-up bar for 30 seconds without your hand grip failing? How far could you walk if you were carrying…