29 Jan January 29, 2019

New Year, Less Stress

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Bottom Line: Recent studies indicate that over 54% of people are stressed simply by the amount of stress in their lives. That’s a lot of stress!  Stress can increase our sympathetic tone, which means that our nervous system is ramped up.  That translates to increased tension in the neck, shoulders and back.  It’s no secret […]

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23 Jan January 23, 2019

Make This the Year of Better Sleep

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Bottom Line:  Most of us know someone who doesn’t have the best sleeping patterns. Not surprisingly, many of us think of ourselves when this topic comes up because we’re all too familiar with the fatigue, brain fog, and worn-down feeling that comes with missing out on a good night’s sleep. However, by committing to a consistent […]

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14 Jan January 14, 2019

Better Nutrition = More Energy

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Bottom Line: The New Year = a new opportunity to get healthier, boost your energy, lose extra pounds, and overcome the holiday hangover. The first step to having more energy is giving your body the proper nutrition. Keep reading for a quick rundown of some of the best snacks and supplements that can help you […]

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07 Jan January 07, 2019

Boost Your Energy In 2019

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Bottom Line: Fact: a simple 10-15 minute walk can be all it takes to help you feel more energized. That’s right. The key to boosting your energy is staying active! Studies have shown that even moderate exercise that gets your blood pumping and that oxygen flowing can increase your energy levels. And that’s not all… […]

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17 Oct October 17, 2018

The 4 Types of Exercise

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Physical activity by definition means moving the body to use up energy.  Moderate to vigorous activity is recommended in order for physical activity to produce health benefits.  There are essentially 4 types of exercise which can be used to optimize your musculoskeletal health. They are: Aerobic Resistance Flexibility Balance Exercise types can blend into each other at […]

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10 Sep September 10, 2018

TMJ and TMJ Dysfunction

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Your jaw, or temporomandibular joint (TMJ), is one of the most highly used articulations in your body.  Through coordinated muscular contractions and relaxations it’s involved in chewing, speaking, swallowing, breathing and making emotional facial expressions. According to Hoppenfield et. al (as cited by Briggs 2013) the TMJ opens and closes an average of 1,500 – […]

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28 Aug August 28, 2018

What Is Fascia Anyway?

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Defining fascia is a challenge.  Experts have agreed that it’s difficult to define, while agreeing to disagree on a definition.  There’s even a Fascial Nomenclature Committee tasked by the Fascia Research Society to shed light on the ambiguity!  Should definitions be black or white? Perhaps, gray is the right answer? Let’s take a closer look […]

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16 Aug August 16, 2018

Facts About Pain In America

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There’s truly a pain epidemic in America, with over 100 million affected.  The cost is greater than 650 billion dollars per year. This is about 5% of the total gross national product in the United States and 25% of all healthcare costs (Friction 2015).  Without transforming the way we view pain and the strategies by […]

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After recently writing an article called Fascinating Facts About Tendons, I was asked a very important question: How can we “bulletproof” our tendons? This question is incredibly important, as soft-tissue injuries are the most common musculoskeletal injury in all manners of sport, work, and daily life.  Our muscles tendons and ligaments make up the majority […]

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25 Jul July 25, 2018

Fascinating Facts About Tendons

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Tendons have some unique properties. They are considered viscoelastic. This means they are strong enough to handle the strong muscle contractions that occur when you move your joints and are yet flexible enough to angulate around your bones to create the desired muscle pull. Think of a modern day compound bow in which the cable […]

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