Monthly Archives: May 2018

10 Tips to Speed Recovery After Exercise

Recovery after exercise is essential to muscle and tissue repair and strength building.  A muscle needs anywhere from 24 to 48 hours to repair and rebuild, and working it again too soon simply leads to tissue breakdown instead of building. For weight training routines, never work the same muscles groups two days in a row.     1. Replace Lost Fluids You lose a lot of fluid during exercise and ideally, you should be replacing it during exercise, but filling up after exercise is an Read More +Recovery after exercise is essential to muscle and tissue repair and strength building.  A muscle needs anywhere from 24 to 48 hours to repair and rebuild, and working it again too soon simply leads to tissue breakdown instead of building. For weight training routines, never work the same muscles groups two days in a row.     1. Replace Lost Fluids You lose a lot of fluid during exercise and ideally, you should be replacing it during exercise, but filling up after exercise is an Read More +

UK Student

Over the past 4 weeks we graciously hosted John Mulligan, a final year student from England who completed his elective placement here in Barbados. Our staff and patients alike were delighted to have him and we wish him all the best in his future endeavors.      Over the past 4 weeks we graciously hosted John Mulligan, a final year student from England who completed his elective placement here in Barbados. Our staff and patients alike were delighted to have him and we wish him all the best in his future endeavors.      

An Anti-inflammatory Diet: The solution is in the kitchen

The human body uses inflammation to help fight illness and also protect areas from further harm. In most cases, inflammation is a necessary part of the healing process.However, some medical conditions cause faulty inflammatory responses. These are called chronic inflammatory diseases. One of the best measures a person can take to prevent or reduce inflammation is to try an anti-inflammatory diet. An anti-inflammatory diet involves eating certain foods and avoiding others in order to minimize the symptoms of chronic inflammatory diseases. This type of diet Read More +The human body uses inflammation to help fight illness and also protect areas from further harm. In most cases, inflammation is a necessary part of the healing process.However, some medical conditions cause faulty inflammatory responses. These are called chronic inflammatory diseases. One of the best measures a person can take to prevent or reduce inflammation is to try an anti-inflammatory diet. An anti-inflammatory diet involves eating certain foods and avoiding others in order to minimize the symptoms of chronic inflammatory diseases. This type of diet Read More +

Types of Heart attack: What you need to know

What is a heart attack?  The coronary arteries carry blood to the heart, allowing it to function. A heart attack occurs when a blockage develops in the coronary arteries and restricts the flow of blood to the heart.   Blockages occur when fat, cholesterol, and other substances build up, forming deposits called plaques in blood vessels.   By restricting blood flow, these blockages can damage the heart muscle. The severity of damage will depend on the size of the blockage. When blood is not reaching a Read More +What is a heart attack?  The coronary arteries carry blood to the heart, allowing it to function. A heart attack occurs when a blockage develops in the coronary arteries and restricts the flow of blood to the heart.   Blockages occur when fat, cholesterol, and other substances build up, forming deposits called plaques in blood vessels.   By restricting blood flow, these blockages can damage the heart muscle. The severity of damage will depend on the size of the blockage. When blood is not reaching a Read More +