5 of the Most Common Causes of Lower Back Pain

Most of us have experienced that dreadful moment when you feel a sudden tweak in your lower back and end up on the couch with an ice pack for a few days. The reality is, a majority of individuals will suffer lower back pain at some point in their lives. In fact, among adults, back…

A Macronutrient Breakdown for National Nutrition Month

“Macronutrient” is a term you probably hear thrown around quite a bit in discussions and articles about nutrition. Essentially, these are just the nutrients our bodies need the most of for healthy functioning and growth. Since March is National Nutrition Month—and because there’s a lot of misinformation out there about this topic—the BEK team thought…

Heart Disease Risk Factors Everyone (Young & Old) Should Be Aware Of

Believe it or not, there’s good news and bad news when it comes to heart disease. The bad news, obviously, is that it is the number one cause of death in the U.S. The good news is that while you may not be able to prevent it entirely, there are steps you can take to…

A Guide to Monitoring Your Blood Pressure at Home

People most commonly associate the month of February with Valentine’s Day, but did you know that all of those heart decorations can double for another celebration too? That’s because February is also American Heart Month! Heart disease has long been and still remains the leading cause of death across all genders, races, and ethnicities in…

How to Talk to Your Doctor About Incontinence

Incontinence. It’s a problem that affects approximately 13 million people in the United States alone and yet, no one seems to want to talk about it. While incontinence does more often affect older individuals, and women in particular, it’s an issue that can plague adults of any age. Incontinence can range from mild to severe,…

3 Tips for Using Crutches

Accidents happen to everyone. No matter how healthy you are, all it takes is one missed stair or unseen patch of ice to put you on crutches. If you’ve never used crutches before, you may think there’s nothing to it—after all, it looks pretty straightforward, right? Well, things are a little different than how they…

Should I Get a Stairlift or a Home Elevator?

When you get older, suffer an injury, or manage another condition that restricts your mobility, a simple staircase can feel like a mountain. If your trouble with stairs is new and you live in a multi-level house, the good news is that you have options that will allow you to remain in the home you…