Living With Chronic Pain

20 Tips to Stop Morning Pain

For those of us who suffer from chronic pain, morning stiffness and trouble getting out of bed are common complaints. We just don’t jump out like we used to. Anything can impact pain- a long day at work, the weather, travel, a sleepless night, and additional stress, but nothing compares to those first few minutes… Continue reading 20 Tips to Stop Morning Pain

Living With Chronic Pain

Stretching Matters

As I’ve shared before, long, hot, soothing baths and exercise get me through my day. The first loosens my tired, aching, knotted muscles. The last stretches, warms and releases pent up inflammation and spasms. They both improve function and help me to decompress. Stretching can also prevent that annoying slump in our shoulders and back… Continue reading Stretching Matters

Weekly Exercise

Exercise of the Week: Bent Over Row

This week’s exercise focuses on your back and chest. Form is very important- keeping your back straight and shoulders back, hinged at the hip will help prevent injury. Move extra slow until you have mastered the form. Start with your feet about shoulder-width apart.Hold a weight in each hand. You can use household items like… Continue reading Exercise of the Week: Bent Over Row

Weight Loss

Longterm Studies Show Keto Diet Potentially Harmful to Body

Previously, we shared info on the popular Keto diet, the super low carb weight loss approach. Low carb diets are not new, popularized in the 1920s to treat epilepsy and diabetes, but the trend shifted to increasingly low amounts of carbs, morphing into the well-known Keto diet of today. The keto diet relies on ketone… Continue reading Longterm Studies Show Keto Diet Potentially Harmful to Body

Weekly Exercise

Exercise of the Week: Knee-Up Crossover

Another exercise in our series of movements that don’t require equipment, this exercise gets you off your bottom and will get the blood flowing. It’s easy to do while watching your favorite show, with music in the background, or when you need to break up your day at the office. Stand with your feet shoulder… Continue reading Exercise of the Week: Knee-Up Crossover