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We are all born with the working parts for perfect alignment. Unfortunately, most people (including myself) do not have it. After diving into Katy Bowman’s “Alignment Matters,” I have somewhat shifted my view on what ‘healthy’ really means. We tend to think of heath in terms of diseases and/or fitness level. However, what if I told you that someone with plantar fasciitis or chronic low back pain is just as unhealthy as someone with high blood pressure or someone wh...
Posted on 2019-03-01
How To Maintain Your New Year's Resolutions Every year, we tell ourselves that next year will be better. We will eat cleaner, exercise more, get enough sleep, meditate…the list goes on and on. When the new year comes, we are motivated to shift our habits from eating and drinking our way through the holidays to really honing in on our goals. Unfortunately, this motivation doesn’t always last. Eventually, the concept of ‘starting anew’ wears off and we resort back to our ...
Posted on 2019-01-01
The First 8 Weeks of Training: Getting Started and Staying With It Strength training can be intimidating when you are starting from scratch. Your body has become comfortable with not having to constantly adjust its physique in response to external load, and it is happy that way. But you shouldn't be. The longer you wait to begin strength training, the more quickly your body will more or less “age.” When you reach a certain age, your body naturally looses muscle mass (a process calle...
Posted on 2018-12-03
Simplifying exercise: the two key components of success If I could narrow down the top two most important components of exercise, it would be 1.) Consistency 2.) Variation. Although these two concepts seem counterintuitive side by side, they perfectly intermingle to create the formula for sustainable success. Here’s how: 1.) Consistency: what’s better - exercising intensely everyday for 6 months, or exercising 3-4 times per week for life? If you guessed the latter, you are correct....
Posted on 2018-11-01
In New York State, as in every other state, people can see their physical therapist without the need for a physician referral. There is increasing evidence if you see a physical therapist soon after you develop musculoskeletal pain or are injured, you will recover sooner and spend fewer healthcare dollars. A recent study published in the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy looked at people that received care for spine pain. They had the option of going to the physical therapist di...
Posted on 2018-10-18
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