Fitness

5 Steps To Recovering From Your Vacation

So you went away, saw a new part of the United States, and now you’re back. You ate, you drank, you relaxed, and then you ate some more.And now it’s time to face the music.As you wake up on Monday morning after your week of less-than-healthy eating… Your body is puffy and bloated. Your joints …

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Eat Better, Feel Better

What if you ate better for the next 30 days? How much would your weight decrease? How would you feel? Let’s give it a go… Step #1: Clean the junk out. Step one is simple: get rid of all the junk food that currently resides in your home, office and car. Go through with a …

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Ready for the Next Level?

It has been a rough start to the new decade. Let’s take some time to reset your mind and body to accomplish great things. You are at the starting line of a brand new chapter. The air is charged with possibility. Opportunity is all around you… This decade will inevitably pass quickly. In a flash, it …

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Workout Smarter

All workouts were not created equally. Sadly, many people simply waste time in the gym. Here are 5 tips to ensure that every minute of your workout is well spent burning fat and toning your muscles… Workout Smarter Tip 1: Use More Resistance In order to get the most from each rep it’s important to …

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Dry Needling

Dry needling has various, well-documented positive effects on the body including increased blood flow, reduced inflammation, improved tissue healing, desensitization of peripheral and central pain mechanisms and activation of the body’s pain modulation systems (reduction of pain), reduced inflammatory markers, and improved endocrine function. The physiological effects of needling are significant, and the literature/evidence suggests that dry needling can serve as an extremely effective therapeutic intervention for various musculoskeletal pain syndromes with extremely good outcomes.

Affects of Exercise on the Brain

1. Exercise Wards Off Anxiety and DepressionPerhaps because exercise stimulates the nervous system and releases a variety of chemicals in the brain, it has been proven to help with anxiety and depression. Says one review of the literature published in “Frontiers in Psychiatry,” “the evidence suggests that exercise can improve depressive symptoms and this is …

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Best Way To Stick With New Habit

There is incredible power in your daily habits. Your habits quite literally mold your body, your health and your accomplishments in life. And it turns out that there’s a special secret sauce to making new habits stick that I’d like to share with you today… This secret sauce goes against our instincts and the way …

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Obesity – Our Biggest Pandemic

While the world is currently focused on a higher-profile pandemic, there is another, quieter one that kills over 2.8 million people globally each year: obesity. In fact, studies suggest that obesity is the leading controllable cause of death in the U.S., accounting for 18% of all deaths of those between age 40 and 85; it’s linked …

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Bounce Back From Quarantine

Did you pack on some pounds during quarantine? Have you been emotionally eating and avoiding exercise? I’ve got a step-by-step plan to help you bounce back from those quarantine pounds and get you into your best body ever… Step #1: Program Your Mind Your mind is your number one ally when it comes to achieving …

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2 Tips to Reduce Belly Fat

Want to make your belly fat vanish? Uncomfortable fat around the stomach is one of the most common body frustrations that my new clients complain about. What’s tough is that losing body fat is a slow and steady process, rather than an instantaneous fix. However…after years of working at it, we have an extremely effective …

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Recovery Tips for Youth Athletes

Most athletes know that getting enough rest after any type of exercise is essential, but let’s take this further and talk about what we, the athletic trainers, actually mean when we say, “rest and recover.” Rest days are critical for the athlete’s physiological (body) and psychological (mind) well-being. Occasionally passive recovery (doing nothing) is needed …

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Over-Medicalization and Medicalization of Normality

What is over-medicalization and medicalization of normality? Over-medicalization, like the name suggests, refers to excessive use of medical diagnostics and procedures for conditions and complaints that don’t warrant such cost- and time- intensive practices. Many conditions and complaints, especially those of neuromusculoskeletal nature, have more efficient, cheaper, and safer alternatives available. Overuse of medical diagnostics …

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