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Category Archives: Body Science

Human Growth Hormone(hGH)

Human Growth Hormone(hGH)   What is it? Human growth hormone (hGH) is a protein that is produced and stored within the pituitary gland, a part of the brain. It goes into the blood in pulses, resulting in fluctuating blood levels. Levels may be affected by age, gender, sleep, physical activity, stress, fever, steroids and environmental […]

Concussion Management

Concussion Management With schools starting back up and athletics getting in gear, keeping our youth athletes safe while having fun is the primary goal. Fundamental safety measures include a thorough health screening and evaluation by a licensed medical expert. Primary prevention involves finding and addressing potential health issues before injury or illness occurs. Optimizing the […]

Your Invited!

    Your Invited! Dr. Osborn welcomes you to join him at Maple Street for an educational forum to discus the benefits of exercise and how it plays a part in your health.

Body Weight Workout

Body Weight Training There are many individuals looking to get fit and are not sure how to. Society is under the impression that you need to join a gym and get a trainer. Yes, those are helpful but are not necessary. There are many exercises you can do on your own that are weight bearing […]

10 Tips for Beginner Runners

10 Tips for Beginner Runners   1.      Planning As a beginner, strategic planning is a great consideration since it helps in improving faster than simple winging it. The planning aids in avoiding pushing oneself so fast, and the risk of burnout. 2.      Getting the right kit Running is quite a cheap sport where only a […]

35 Benefits of Running

35 Benefits of Running 1.      Running can help improve your cardiovascular health 2.      Running can help improve one’s mood 3.      Running can strengthen joints 4.      Running burns calories 5.      Running helps promote proper leg workouts 6.      Running helps in working out the core 7.      Running is ideal for a […]

Should Young Kids Lift Weights?

Should Young Kids Lift Weights? As a sports medicine physician, and one who treats quite a few children, I am often asked, “should my child lift weight?” or “aren’t they too young to lift weight?”. My response is a resounding NO, they are NOT too young to lift weights. In a day an age where […]

Stretching and Its Importance

Stretching Stretching is important as you age and should be an important part of your exercise routine.  Staying flexible helps you move better, assists in maintaining good posture and can prevent injury.  The American Academy of Sports Medicine recommends stretching each major muscle group twice a week. If you exercise regularly you should stretch before […]

Balance

Balance Balance is an underrated principle of our everyday ability to function. It keeps you upright, allows you to walk without assistance and helps prevent injury. But there are a variety of things that can reduce our sense of balance, from both an internal and external perspective. Simply explained, a good sense of balance or good […]

Spot Reduction, Too Good to be True?

Spot Reduction. Too good to be true? One of the biggest misconceptions in the exercise industry is the theory that you can target a specific area of your body to lose fat in (spot reduction). An example of this theory would be if someone tells you that to lose fat on your arm, you can […]