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Movement

Why Squats Can Be Tricky

Let’s face it…unless you are one of the unfortunate few that is in bed all day, we are all squatters. Every day. All the time. It’s not just for gym rats or boot camp aficionados. You use it to get up down from a chair or the toilet, to name two of the most basic…

Exercise Basics

Knee Safety, Back Safety, and Other Things

Not too long ago I wrote a blog called “Lunges are Awesome for Your Knees! Or NOT!” (August 2018). Before that, there was another one called “Preventing Low Back Pain – Check Your Hip Flexors” (October 2017). And, way back when, there was a blog about using the hip hinge in many every day and…

Movement

Do You Get Museum Fatigue?

Museum Fatigue can be the result of aching hips, low back pain and/or knee pain. Any of these problems can leave you sidelined, longing for a bench or couch, or afraid to be very active. And, these symptoms can strike you in plenty of other situations. Indeed, we need our hips, low backs and knees…

Exercise Basics

It’s Fantastic! It’s Stupendous! It’s Your Butt!

OK, maybe I got a little carried away there, but the truth is that our large backside muscles are very cool. For future reference, these are called the glute muscles. Here’s what they do: In addition to providing something for you to sit on besides your pelvic bone, they help you move. Specifically, these muscles…