2021:  The Year of the Stretch
Stretching & Flexibility

2021: The Year of the Stretch

How often do we blow off our stretches after an activity?  After all, we have done the work, it’s over, and we want to move on.  Or, we do a few stretches as a warm-up, thinking that is enough.  The thing is, stretching is just as important as the activity or workout that you do. …

Ever Wonder Why Your Joints Creak or Crunch?
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Ever Wonder Why Your Joints Creak or Crunch?

Often when our joints creak, pop, or make a grinding noise we are left wondering…is this a bad thing? Does it mean I have arthritis or am getting arthritis? Or something else? The good news: Most of the time, the noises your joints make are harmless. Only when there is pain or swelling is it…

For Those Long Days at the Office: Seated Cat/Camel
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For Those Long Days at the Office: Seated Cat/Camel

I would wager that most of us don’t think about what is happening to our spines when we sit for long periods. There may even be those among us that LOVE sitting, and equate it with relaxing! But of course! When was the last time you were completely relaxed when standing? The thing is, your…

Can You Prevent Muscle Cramps?
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Can You Prevent Muscle Cramps?

Muscle cramps can be a nuisance, a pain, or complete agony, depending on the situation. It seems that there are three kinds: The kind that wakes you up from a sound sleep with a sudden tightness and pain, probably in your calf muscle. The kind that comes on with a lot of exertion, especially in…

Foam Rolling:  Questions and Answers
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Foam Rolling: Questions and Answers

Foam Rollers. They seem to have popped up and multiplied like mushrooms in the past several years. Now they come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, colors, degrees of softness, and grid patterns. There must be something to it, right? The idea is that you can break up adhesions in the fascia that surrounds…

Walk This Way?
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Walk This Way?

Embed from Getty Images   “Walk this way….” Remember that line from the movie, Young Frankenstein? Marty Feldman, who plays hunchback Igor, is beckoning Gene Wilder (playing Dr. Frankenstein) down a flight of stairs. Gene Wilder then imitates Igor’s hunched-over posture as they head down. Clearly, neither one of them were particularly stellar examples of…