Ever wonder who wrote the rules? Who “they” are? “They” say you can wear white after Memorial Day but it’s taboo after Labor Day.“They” say a best way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.“They” say women over 40 shouldn’t wear hair below their shoulders.“They” say don’t put your elbows on the table.“They” say… Continue reading Who Are “They”?
Marketing mistakes often happen in a globalized world. Expressions get lost in translation and cultural differences can lead to the intent behind slogans to fall flat. You may be surprised to learn that the often shared recommendation that adults reach 10,000 steps daily resulted from a translation made in the 1960's, not from any scientific… Continue reading New Study Shows 7,000 Daily Steps Improve Health
It's often suggested that people regularly add in new exercises to their fitness routine to see results. But, research shows that variety doesn't necessarily need to be adding in an entirely new movement- increasing the difficulty of the movement with more weight, a slight variation of the same general movement, or adding in more reps,… Continue reading Add These 8 Simple Exercises Into Your Daily Routine
We talked about why stretching is so important and how to do it safely. Now, let’s talk about specific stretches that work each area of the body. Neck stretches Sitting tall in a chair, turn your head to the right and hold for 10-15 seconds. Extend the fingers on your left, pointing towards the floor… Continue reading Now Let’s Stretch
A good exercise program focuses on three elements- strength, stamina and suppleness. Finding a level that works for you is imperative. Start slow, perform each well, and progress as tolerated. If it hurts one day, don’t stop. Just do a slower, smaller stretch. You may be surprised how that warms up the area and allows… Continue reading How to Effectively Stretch When Living With Chronic Pain