I just had another manicure yesterday and the girl doing the manicure kept complimenting me on my healthy nails and asking me what my secret is, saying that hundreds of women would want to know it. It is New Patented Silver Solution for one, and you will have to read my next article to find out about the other products I use. Sometimes it seems like there are not enough hours in the day to do all the things you want to do. Many times we sacrifice our health to keep up with the hustle and bustle of life. Here are three exercises you can do anywhere. A leg brace provides support following surgery or an injury such as a muscle sprain or torn ligament by stabilizing the healing area so the wearer can participate in weight-bearing activities. Leg braces come in different lengths and thicknesses, depending on how much stabilization is needed. While some braces come with steel or plastic rods for even more stabilization, more basic braces resembling women's stockings are available through pharmacies. However, building a basic leg brace is relatively simple, so it's not necessary to purchase one. Feb 09, 2012 By Suzanne Allen Photo Caption Choose a running shoe with a wide toe box to prevent toe curling. Photo Credit BananaStock/BananaStock/Getty Images We tend to think of bones as inflexible because of our contact with their bleached and dried versions found in the environment. Living bone is far from white and dried- it is slimy, wet, flexible and tough- not at all brittle. The cranial bones have an ability to flex, and this ability to bend and deform is part of the strength of the cranial system. Another aspect that lends strength is the design of the cranial bones. In cross section there are two layers of solid bone, with a layer of mesh-like cancellous bone between. The sandwiching effect makes the bone lighter and stronger than if it was solid. Addiction to alcohol can happen without even realizing it. A drink or two at a company party or at a bar can turn into drinking on regular occasions, and before you know it, you are consuming alcohol on a daily basis. Alcohol presents the illusion of feeling good. It temporarily allows us to drown our sorrows and forget our financial and mental problems. Abuse of alcohol impairs your ability to function mentally and physically and can lead to fatal situations. If you are experiencing mental distress because of alcohol, there is appropriate help available for you. Yesterday in my Pilates mat class, one of the participants developed a cramp in her foot. After her agony subsided, she asked “What causes muscle cramps and why do I get them so frequently in my feet?” We’ve all experienced a muscle cramp, sometimes known as a “charley horse” (wonder where that term came from?), and can attest that cramps can be downright painful! If we’re lucky we might experience the milder form of an annoying twitch or muscle spasm. For the common calf cramp, walking around then slowly stretching the calf by pressing the heel down and leaning forward (“runners stretch”) can be effective. If you have a painful toe that not only looks bad but feels bad, then surgical repair is a long-term solution to this condition. Otherwise, without surgery, the toe will not straighten out by itself. Without surgery, treatment would consist of padding, wide shoes, functional orthotic devices and cortisone injections. Either way, there is relief for this condition. Contact your local podiatric foot and ankle surgeon for an evaluation and treatment options for this condition. Groups of people at highest risk for hammer toe include age 75+ years age 60-74 years On the other hand, age < 1 years almost never get hammer toe.