Weekend Warrior Challenge
Challenge #2 Flexibility “My muscles are so tight.” “I am so sore, I can’t move!” “If only I could move easier…” Do these statements sound familiar? Try this weekend’s Flexibility Challenge! You have heard about it… You have seen other people do it… But, what is it? Self-Myofascial Release, or commonly known “foam rolling,” is a type of corrective exercise designed to…
Tone Up Tuesday
Wake Up, Tone Up, and S–T–R–E–T–C–H Your Muscles! Are your muscles tight? Is your posture poor? Does your body ache all around? Try this Yoga Sequence to stretch your muscles, tone your core, feel and look GOOD!
Exercise to Reach Your Goals: Part 7
Goal #7 Reduce Stress and Enjoy Life Exercise improves your physical and mental health, decreasing your risk of heart disease and reducing stress and anxiety. Whether you want an intense, heart-pumping cycling class, heavy max-lifting circuit, or simply a brisk walk or jog to clear your head, any bout of activity will give you a new…
Test Your Posture: Part 2
The second post of this three part series will cover your low back and hip positioning, also known as the lumbo-pelvic-hip complex (LPHC). I will discuss the three common postural distortions observed in my clients, and recommend flexibility and strengthening exercises to combat these asymmetries, or muscle imbalances. Excessive Forward Lean Overactive (tight) Muscles Soleus: O…
Sit Up Straight!
Monday… Tuesday… Wednesday… as the week passes and we spend long hours sitting at a desk in front of a computer, our posture suffers and muscles tighten – Don’t let it! Good posture and flexibility are critical to maintain a healthy body, physically and mentally. Each hour allow yourself at least 5 minutes to look away from the computer screen, stand up,…