"Not only do I feel better, but I sleep better and have more energy throughout the day since my back is no longer dragging me down. "
Stretching is important to keep our muscles, bones and organs healthy. In order to minimize muscle spasms and stiffness we need to incorporate stretching in our daily regime. Many jobs these days involve many hours of constant sitting which initiates joint stiffness and decreased range of motion. By taking little breaks and completing a couple stretches you can limit that stiffness and prevent future aches and pains. Continue to read about specific stretches that will help you get through the day.
It's about that time for some nice walks outside and get moving! Walking is an activity that helps with all injuries but it is especially helpful for joint pain which is this weeks topic. We need to protect our joints, especially in the legs, because they take most of the beating since they carry us around all day! All of our body weight puts a tremendous amount of stress on our joints so we need to know how to protect them.
I would like to educate everyone on what concussions are and the increased risk of getting one during high impact sports like football & hockey. Concussion is a sudden hit to the head that causes a "Coup contrecoup" injury. Which means that the delicate brain tissue is suddenly being pushed against the hard outer shell of our head.
We hope everyone had a great holiday! We were even able to see some flurries on Christmas day. One more holiday to go until 2012 arrives. I know many people have started thinking about their New Years resolutions. Where does sleep fall into play? Anything we do in our life is majorly dependent on the amount of sleep we get on a daily basis.
I can't believe that this weekend is Christmas! This time of year is very hectic and we are all running around to find presents and shop for the holiday gatherings. Another thing occupying the agenda is making New Years resolutions. Many people do not succeed in carrying them through because they are big goals which seem unfeasible. Their is a way to make this happen. READ MORE
Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. This is a great time of the year with many family gatherings, great food and fun. With that comes the problem we will talk about this week, gaining weight! Trying to keep weight off during the holiday season can be very challenging but their are ways to make it happen. READ MORE
Thanksgiving week! Can you believe how fast the year is going by? Despite our early snowfall we have had great fall weather. With fall comes a whole lot of yard work. Yard work is enjoyable to most but takes a big toll on the body. Too much bending and twisting can cause low back pain, amongst other things. READ MORE
Snow in October, wow! Seems like its a good predictor of what the winter will bring. This weeks topic is what some people live with in silence but that doesn't need to be the case. Your pelvic floor (PF) needs to be strong whether your a male or female. READ MORE
Everyone enjoying the good fall weather? Who would've thought we would still be seeing hot days! Now is the time that everyone is back into some kind of a routine with school starting but routine is definitely not good when it comes to exercising. You need to spice it up and keep your body guessing of what's next. READ MORE
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