How to Prevent Pain from Sitting too Long…

Anyone who has ever spent a lot of time sitting at a desk – or hunched over their phone or iPad – knows the aches and pains of sitting for too long.  Here’s the thing, though. The dangers of sitting all day extend far beyond just shuffling around for the first few minutes after you stand up. If you don’t take a few precautions, it can have a long-term effect on your posture that even …

3 Stretches you can do for HAPPY HIPS!

A few simple stretches can make such a difference for how your body feels and functions. Chances are you have tight hips and you might not even know it! Your hips are one of those muscles groups that can become short and tight whether you sit most of the day or even if you are active and workout, regularly. Tightness in your hips can be the cause of back and knee pain. If you’ve been …

Workout Tooklit

Ready, Set … Action

Want to get moving and do it safely? Here’s a workout toolkit of information to get started. Our bodies are made for moving and if we don’t do that on a regular basis, we are setting ourselves up for mobility issues. Are you as active as you were when you were a kid or as a young adult? Unless your job is physical most people aren’t as active as they used to be and being …

Stretch & Grow

Stretching is one of those things that you know you should do you just rarely ever do it. Stretching increases our flexibility which increases our range of motion and reduces our risk of injury. Why is stretching so important? Keeping a joint in the same position causes the muscles and ligaments to stiffen, and with lack of movement, your muscles will shorten and become tight. This can be avoided with good flexibility to the muscles …

Strong Shoulders Are Pain-free Shoulders

Have you ever had a shoulder injury, or experienced pain in your shoulder area? If so, you know how difficult life can be if you suffer from shoulder pain. Simple, day-to-day chores become a challenge and uncomfortable to perform. Injuries to the supportive structures of the shoulder, such as the bones, tendons, bursae, cartilage and ligaments can all result in shoulder pain.

Why Fitness Testing is Important in Your Later Years

With our average life expectancy increasing, our ability to enjoy an active and independent lifestyle into our later years will depend upon how well we maintain our personal fitness levels. As we age, it is increasingly important to pay attention to our physical condition so we will be able to do the things we want to do, without pain, for as long as possible. Functional Fitness  Functional fitness is defined as having the physical ability …

Stretching Is Important – Even For Do-It-All Dads

Like most things, dads come in a variety of shapes, sizes and abilities. Some dads may be a bit out of shape; others may still play sports, hit the gym and volunteer for their kids’ sports teams. But regardless of what type of shape they’re in, all dads are probably guilty of performing all kinds of physical activities without taking proper care of their muscles so stretching is important – even for the do-it-all dads.