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Megan Johnson McCullough owns a fitness studio in Oceanside CA called Every BODY's Fit. She has an M.A. in Physical Education & Health Science, is a current candidate for her Doctorate in Health & Human Performance, and she's an NASM Master Trainer & Instructor. She's also a professional natural bodybuilder, fitness model, Wellness Coach, and AFAA Group Exercise Instructor.

Concussion: A violent shake to head

A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI). It is the most common type and is also considered the least serious. The term “concussion” comes from the Latin word “concurate” which means “to shake violently”. Most occur during… 0 Shares |

Plantar Fasciitis: Heel to toe pain

Overly stretched, tiny tears can lead to inflammation and pain in the arch of the foot. This condition, called plantar fasciitis, accounts for nearly 1 million doctor visits per year. Our foot has a thick band of tissue called fascia… 0 Shares |

Hashimoto’s Disease: When the immune system turns against you

Hashimoto’s Disease, also called Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, occurs when the immune system turns against the body’s own tissues. The immune system directly attacks the thyroid. This then leads to hypothyroidism, which is when the thyroid isn’t making the necessary hormones for… 0 Shares |

Interval Training: Why you need this high to low intensity system

Interval training can help anyone get those most out of their cardiovascular workouts. This training involves alternating short high intensity bursts with active rest periods. Doesn’t sound very complicated or challenging on paper, but this is no simple or easy… 0 Shares |

Aerobic VS. Anaerobic Exercise: It comes down to oxygen

When exercise takes place, we are moving our body with the intention to better our health. There are many different ways to work up a sweat, each placing different demands on our heart and activated muscles. The two main forms… 0 Shares |

Varicose veins: Twisted blue cords under the skin

Varicose veins are the bluish cords just below the surface of the skin, usually on the legs and feet. These all twisted up veins are usually harmless. Although ever present, they are not a threat but can be painful and… 0 Shares |

Cartilage: Cushion protection

Cartilage holds our bones together and supports our tissues. It is tough, but at the same time flexible, which makes damaging this tissue pretty easy. This tissue has a rubbery texture as it serves to cushion the area between the… 0 Shares |

Body Shape: What’s your frame?

The human body comes in many forms, hence the diversity of this world. Every individual has their own skeletal structure with different distribution of fat and muscle dispersed. Until adulthood, this frame is under construction and change, until finally one… 0 Shares |

Diverticulosis: Stomach diversion

The walls of the digestive tract play a very important role in our relationship with food. Diverticulosis is a condition that occurs when pockets form in the digestive tract. These pockets, called diverticula, mostly form in the colon (the lower… 0 Shares |

Weather Forecast: Just ask your joints

Remember when quirky Aunt Sally used to say, “My knees are hurting, must be a storm coming”?? In our adult lives, we now might relate to her wives’ tale. There may actually be truth to her statement. When barometric pressure… 0 Shares |