Stand Up and Stretch: 3 Exercises to Fight Against Sitting

Sitting is dangerous. If you are unaware of how dangerous sitting is, check out my blog post on why you should consider standing up for yourself. Prolonged sitting is correlated with diabetes, cardiovascular disease, chronic disease, and certain cancers. Trying to add some standing time each day can be a big asset to your health….
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3 Keys to improving Low Back Recovery

  Most people will have back pain at some point in their life. Back pain is like the common cold of musculoskeletal injuries. If the back pain is especially painful or long lasting, most people will seek medical care. The initial decisions, in regards to what should be done with this back pain, are very…
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Balancing the Body’s Systems

  Try to take a 150-250 pound object and balance it on a square platform one foot wide. Seem like a tough task? This is typically what happens every time you take a step. The body needs to balance its mass over the foot. It takes a highly complex interaction of the different systems of…
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Exercise Is Reducing Dementia In Humans And Rats Too

  The human mind is absolutely astounding. Some have estimated the number of neurons to be near 100 billion. Within the brain is numerous circuits that contain memories, movement patterns, facial recognition, and many other features. Dementia becomes more common the older one becomes. Just as muscles and bones age, the brain can “age” as…
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Great Facts And Tips For Warming Up In Cold Weather

  With the changing of the seasons, there comes a change in temperatures. As temperatures drop, it is no less important to stay active and healthy. Although some may choose to take exercise routines indoors, others may choose to brave the cold. As temperatures drop outdoors, the temperature of our muscles can also drop.  …
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Just How Dangerous Is Sitting All Day?

  So you might ask, how dangerous is sitting all day? Before you read any further, please stand up. So how dangerous is sitting all day? Let’s do some math and makes some estimations. Let’s assume you sleep about eight hours a day. This leaves about 16 hours or 960 minutes for your daily activities….
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3 Common Lifting Mistakes To Avoid

  Low back pain is about as common as a cold. Nearly everyone will have one at some point in their life1. No program or training has been proven to completely remove the risk of back pain, but I want to give you some tools to help you keep your back as healthy as possible,…
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Does Preventive Ankle Taping Actually Help?

  Ankle sprains are very common sporting injuries(1). So one might think, “Let’s just get our ankles taped to prevent an injury.”  Not so fast. Recent research has shown that taping or bracing an ankle has a significant impact on the knee on the same side(2). Taping an ankle often limits the amount of ankle movement…
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Protect Children’s Elbows With These 4 Tips

  Protect Children’s Elbows with some simple tips. Kids love to swing. When a child is holding hands between two adults, it is very tempting to grab the child’s hand or wrist and give them a swing. Although this can be fun, it can also be dangerous, leading to dislocation of the elbow or shoulder….
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3 Ways to Help Break a Bad Habit

  We all have one bad habit (okay maybe we have more than one)… Some of us bite our nails, some of us spend too much time on our phones, some of us crack open the fridge for a late night snack. Everyone has a bad habit or two, we’re human! Now, how many of…
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