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Exercise Can Minimize Some Age Related Changes

Exercise Can Minimize Some Age Related Changes

I’m stiff, my back hurts, and it’s hard to get up off the floor! What’s up? Unfortunately we do have “normal” changes to our joints and muscles as we age.  But it doesn’t have to mean giving into these changes or succumbing to a lifestyle of inactivity.  In fact,...
Safe & Effective Stretching

Safe & Effective Stretching

Healthy muscles are powerful but perhaps, just as important, they are also flexible. Muscles require regular work to maintain strength and even more work to gain strength. Similarly, muscle flexibility requires consistent stretching to maintain and even more frequency...
My Neck Hurts When I Do Crunches

My Neck Hurts When I Do Crunches

A few months ago we talked about the importance of efficient posture. I’d like to break it down now to even more specificity – neck posture and alignment in exercise.  I often have folks tell me that they can’t do sit ups or crunches, or overhead lifts due to neck...
What Causes Hamstring Tightness?

What Causes Hamstring Tightness?

You may be one of the many people that have tight hamstrings that you stretch, foam roll, stretch and roll and it never changes. You stretch them today and tomorrow they are tight again. Stretching has little effect on relieving this tightness. We tend to think we...
Why Does My Low Back Hurt w/Prolonged Standing?

Why Does My Low Back Hurt w/Prolonged Standing?

Have you have ever had low back soreness that seemed to be okay during sitting and walking, but got  progressively more achy with standing for a long time – like at a concert, or during a long conversation at the grocery store?  If so, you may be suffering from an...