It’s becoming more and more evident that the main function of sleep is that it appears to be the only time that your brain receives a “deep cleaning”, in order to stay healthy.  All the intra and extra-cellular waste and proteins which accumulate, are flushed out by different clearing systems throughout the day; however, these clearing […]

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“Sleep is the best meditation.” ~ The Dalai Lama Intuitively, we all know that a good night’s sleep is beneficial.  It improves our mood, and it has physical health benefits as well.  Proper sleep reduces the risks of: Cardiovascular disease Chronic low grade inflammation Kidney disease Diabetes Obesity Depression Sleep helps promote: Immune function Muscle and connective […]

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01 Nov November 01, 2017

Your Incredible Feet

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Your feet play an incredibly important role.  Most importantly, they are usually your first and only contact with the ground below you.  When coming in contact with the ground below you they serve a dual function: “Loose bag of bones” – your foot must dissipate the forces placed on it from the weight you transfer […]

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25 Oct October 25, 2017

Learn About Your Body Type

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We all fall somewhere on the continuum among these three body types with their different advantages and disadvantages: Ectomorph – Long and lean Mesomorph – Muscular and stocky Endomorph – Plump and round We are all varying combinations with differences in body fat ratio, ligament strength/laxity, muscle and tendon strength/endurance, and metabolism.  See the graphic below […]

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18 Oct October 18, 2017

Walking: The Gateway Exercise

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There’s little doubt that being physically active has a ton of health benefits.  Some of the barriers to exercise that people commonly express are: Lack of time Lack of motivation Lack of funds Not knowing what to do Fear of getting injured A walking program will easily overcome the above noted barriers to activity.  For […]

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The benefits of walking are recognized by the Centers for Disease Control, The World Health Organization, and The American Heart Association just to name a few.  It’s the easiest way to get active and/or stay active while amassing a ton of benefits.  Here are some of the most meaningful benefits: Harvard Health research found that […]

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Water, as well as land-based extreme sports, are quite popular here in Florida.  To name a few, we have:  Skateboarding, Surfing, Kite Boarding, Wakeboarding, Motocross, Mountain Biking, Parkour, and Adventure Racing.   Each has its own unique injuries and risks.  It’s apparent that the risk for injury in extreme sports is high.  However, since these sports don’t tend to have a governing […]

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Much of our posture is formed by our lifestyle habits throughout our life.  From an early age, we are exposed to prolonged sitting throughout our day, which continues into our adult life.  This habitual pattern, and our fight against gravity leads to a predictable pattern of postural fatigue.  We begin to slouch and slump through […]

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18 Sep September 18, 2017

An Exploration of Overuse Injuries

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Overuse injuries are becoming more common.  They are prevalent in the workplace, sports (including youth sports), hobbies, and even daily activities.  They can also put a halt to the benefits of living a more active and healthy lifestyle. Overuse syndrome, known by several other names (repetitive strain injury, cumulative trauma disorder, repetitive stress syndrome), is […]

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Injury Care is initiated once injury and pain are experienced.  The goal of injury care is to return you back to pre-injury status or better.  This is when we explore not only the injury itself, but the causes of the injury and pain.  The most important factors to be considered, related to your injury are: Mechanism […]

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