Weekly Exercise

Exercise Of The Week: Lat Extensions Using Resistance Bands

This week we'll continue using the resistance bands with a door anchor. This exercise, the straight-arm lat extension can be done either standing or kneeling. Kneeling allows for isolation of the latissimus dorsi muscle (see image below). SET UP Anchor: Secure the band(s) to the door with the door anchor at the top of the door.… Continue reading Exercise Of The Week: Lat Extensions Using Resistance Bands

Weekly Exercise

Exercise Of The Week: Bent-Over Row

The bent-over row targets your upper back and shoulders, and chest. To complete this exercise: Use a chair or bench for stability, bend over it (see image below), while holding a weight of your choice in one hand. Stagger your legs, and slightly bend your knees. Keep your back straight throughout this exercise to avoid… Continue reading Exercise Of The Week: Bent-Over Row

Tip/Thought of the Day

Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer is the third most common type of non-skin cancer for both men (after prostrate and lung) and women (after breast and lung cancer). It is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States after lung cancer. The cancer society estimates that in 2018, more than 97,000 Americans will be diagnosed with colon cancer… Continue reading Colorectal Cancer

Living With Chronic Pain

More Sleep, Less Pain

Which comes first? Does pain cause sleep issues? Or does poor sleep cause pain? There's no question I hurt more when I don't sleep well. Getting just a few extra hours on weekends makes a huge difference in how I feel throughout the day. According to the National Sleep Foundation, the impact of pain-related sleep loss… Continue reading More Sleep, Less Pain