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: Walk-Out Hamstring Stretch

Last week we shared a variety of plank that stretches your hamstring and calves. This stretch also targets the same muscles, along with your core. No equipment needed, it’s an easy move to do anytime, anywhere. Start by standing with your legs shoulder-width apart.Brace your core and bend down, placing your hands on the ground.… Continue reading Exercise of the Week: Walk-Out Hamstring Stretch

seated toe touch
Weekly Exercise

Exercise Of The Week: Seated Toe Touch

This week's exercise is a simple seated stretch. Being at home more often, people are likely finding that their time sitting down has drastically increased. While sitting too much has been found to be tied to health risks, sitting doesn't necessarily mean you have to be inactive. Stretches and other seated exercises can help keep… Continue reading Exercise Of The Week: Seated Toe Touch

seated eagle pose
Weekly Exercise

Exercise Of The Week: Chair Eagle Pose

Seated versions of yoga poses are a great option for helping stay limber when sitting for extended periods of time. The sitting version of the Eagle Pose is primarily a shoulder stretch but some people also find that it improves low back pain. Cross your right thigh over your left thigh. If you can, wrap… Continue reading Exercise Of The Week: Chair Eagle Pose

seated neck roll
Weekly Exercise

Exercise Of The Week: Seated Neck Rolls

We've all been there- sitting for too long and aching for a way to stretch and get the blood flowing and potentially without many options for physical activity. Flights, desk jobs, long drives, paperwork at home, online browsing, and studying are just a few of the many reasons that we all sit for hours upon… Continue reading Exercise Of The Week: Seated Neck Rolls