05 Feb February 05, 2019

Eating For A Cold

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Bottom Line: When you’re under the weather and just trying to get through the day, necessities like food are often the last things on your mind. You just want to feel better, and, honestly, even your favorite foods seem unappetizing when your nose is clogged, your throat is sore and you can’t taste a thing. […]

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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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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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03 Jul July 03, 2018

Osteoporosis

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Osteoporosis is largely a lifestyle disease, not nearly as common in the archaeological record of our primitive ancestors as it is in today’s modern societies.  Insidious and asymptomatic during its initial development, osteoporosis silently develops without much alarm in its early stages. The resultant pernicious bone loss turn our bodies into “fragile, handle with care” […]

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We don’t often think about our shoulder blades but perhaps we should. The technical name for the shoulder blade, is scapula. These bony blades on your mid and upper back region are the attachment points for 17 different muscles! That’s a lot. These muscles act to coordinate the movement of your scapulae as they slide over […]

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13 Jun June 13, 2018

Low Back Pain and Athletes

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The spines of athletes are under particular stresses not commonly seen in day to day life, such as: -Higher spine forces due to the physicality of their sport -Sports-specific postures and positions not commonly performed in day to day life -Sports-specific repetitive loading, leading to fatigue and overuse -Longer cycles of activity, more frequency of activity, […]

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Since 1963, the month of May has been recognized as Older American Month.  It is a time to acknowledge the contributions, both big and small, of older Americans (60 years old and above) to their communities.  The population of older Americans is rapidly growing: In 1963, 17 million Americans were 65 or older.   In […]

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16 May May 16, 2018

Running Facts and Injury Risks

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Running is one of the most popular sports/exercises in the world today.  It’s feasible to most, and it attracts many. It provides health and stress relief benefits.  It is a rapidly growing sport with many participants now trending to the longer runs of 10km or more (10k, ½ marathon, and marathon).  In the US alone […]

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The modern day office environment revolves around desk-based activities, which has increased our sitting/sedentary time, significantly.  Adverse effects have been linked to prolonged sitting, and range from spinal degeneration to cardiovascular disease and even increased mortality.  Yes, prolonged sitting is a health hazard!  Many of us sit 8 + hours per day on average.   […]

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