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Sitting Too Long Can Actually Kill You

Sitting Too Long Can Actually Kill You

We all know we are living in a time when most people live a sedentary lifestyle. We are sitting too long and not having enough movement in our lives. What we may not know is just how much it can affect the longevity of our lives. In a recent Forbes article, Americans...

Why Good Shoes Cause Foot Pain

Why Good Shoes Cause Foot Pain

Everyone has heard me say over and over that the shoes you wear may be creating your pain. I know, you go to a shoe store and the clerks there recommend a shoe for the specific activity you are doing, but keep in mind they are only trying to stop your pain, not what...

A Healthcare Quick Fix Can Be More Harmful than Good

A Healthcare Quick Fix Can Be More Harmful than Good

For decades, one of the biggest issues in the U.S. healthcare system has been medical overtreatment or a healthcare quick fix. A recent article in The Medpage Today, “Is Physical Therapy a Solution to the Epidemic of Unnecessary Surgery?” discussed how physical...

Pain Can Be a Good Thing?

Pain Can Be a Good Thing?

Most people are running away from all pain when, in fact, certain pain is a good thing. Tony Robbins commonly states, “Change occurs when the pain of staying where you are exceeds the pain of change.” Meaning change occurs when changing becomes less painful than...

Are You Ready to Stop Slouching Shoulders?

Are You Ready to Stop Slouching Shoulders?

We have all heard our parents say to us, “Stand up straight, pull those shoulders back, and stop slouching.” Some people could never hold their shoulders in that position very long and as soon as their parents left the room the slouching shoulders would return, right?...

Neck Pain: Is Your Head Too Heavy For Your Neck?

Neck Pain: Is Your Head Too Heavy For Your Neck?

Neck Pain: Is Your Head Too Heavy For Your Neck? When you complain to me of neck pain, I know many of you have heard me tease you about having too large a brain for your neck. But is it true? What’s funny is the weight of your head can cause neck pain going down...

Stretching or Strength Training: Do You Know the Difference?

Stretching or Strength Training: Do You Know the Difference?

Is it stretching or strength training? It sounds like a very simple question that most people feel they know the answer to, including professionals. I love it when clients come in and share with me the stretching they have done in the past, are doing currently, or...

Is it True That  Back Pain is Difficult to Treat?

Is it True That  Back Pain is Difficult to Treat?

Many people who reach out to me for help are doing so because they’ve found their back pain is difficult to treat. Why is it so difficult? I recently read an article in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune and USA Today by Dr. Michael Daignult, entitled “Low Back Pain?” Dr....

How to Breathe Through the Stretch!

How to Breathe Through the Stretch!

Learning how to stretch and breathe through the stretch correctly takes some practice. The stretching techniques we have been taught throughout our lives attempt to stretch our body with the hopes of improving our flexibility. As a certified personal trainer, I was...

The Most Important Daily Calf Stretch!

The Most Important Daily Calf Stretch!

Many times, I am asked which stretch is most important because people are so busy, and they want to be efficient. It's the daily calf stretch. This one area of the human body can affect every activity of the human body including balance, walking, running, twisting,...

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