Turn and Tilt

The Turn and Tilt Shoulder Mobility Exercise The Turn and Tilt is an exercise to improve upper back mobility that can also help improve shoulder function. It is particular good at enhancing shoulder rotation, which makes it particularly good for golfers, tennis players, or just about anyone who enjoys activities involving throwing or hitting. It can be used every day as part of a general stretch, or prior to activity to ease shoulder movement. Five Steps to Better Shoulder Turn 1. Sit with your hips and knees at about 90 degrees and a foam roller between your knees and feet. […]

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Quick Body Resets

Being stuck in held postures sitting or standing often make a body feel stiff. Try these quick body resets to help you feel better throughout your day.  

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Aligning Your Workout and Your Goals

People exercise for lots of different reasons. Probably the most common one is to change (or maintain) physical appearance. But it could also be to improve sports performance, to enhance health, or maybe just for  the joy of movement and the feeling of exertion. If your program is helping you feel good and achieve your goals, you’re on the right track. If you struggle to make progress, or if you are stuck in a perpetual cycle of injury – recovery – re-injury, your program is ineffective at best. The Roots of Failure There are a handful of common reasons why […]

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Cardiovascular Fitness and Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer afflicting women worldwide. It is also the second highest cause of cancer related death in the United States. Such high prevalence warrants a close look at actions to sway the odds. Focus on what you can change Like so many diseases, there are many variables that contribute to breast cancer risk. Some are beyond control, like family history, age, and genetics, but a consistent exercise habit is not. Along with behaviors like not smoking and maintaining a healthy diet, regular exercise improves the chances of avoiding breast cancer. For patients and […]

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5 Ways to Make Exercise a Habit

Consistent exercise is a lot like regular investment savings – it builds up benefits over time. The health benefits range from lowering blood pressure and cholesterol to reducing cancer risk and improving sleep. But the best immediate benefit might be that it makes you feel good. All these great things come from exercising regularly. So, the trick is making it a habit rather than a once-in-a-while occurrence. Try these tips to make exercise part of your routine: Set a goal. Make it something you are very confident you can do, like taking a 20 minute walk everyday. Taking on more than you […]

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