When babies learn to sit, they elongate their spine, which is naturally efficient and comfortable. Moreover, it provides the most skeletal support without requiring a lot of muscle strength.
In spite of this, around 4-years old, most of us began to slump. Why? Well, significantly, this is probably when we started school, and began spending more time sitting.
We’ve heard that sitting is the new smoking. Well, it turns out that, in the long term, too much standing isn’t all that great for us either. In fact, long-term effects of standing are back problems and muscle damage.read more
Most neck pain not caused by trauma is usually the result of poor posture and weak muscles supporting our head. For example, sitting at our computers, or hunching over our phone, cycling (both static and sport), or freestyle swimming can strain our neck, and shoulders.read more
MicroMOVEments means exactly what it sounds like. To begin with, take a large goal and break it down into teeny, tiny, manageable tidbits. In this way, you make it easier, more fun, and motivating.
In general, when we take itsy bitsy, little actions toward a goal, we reach it.
For instance, those things that overwhelm us; like exercising regularly, dropping that stubborn extra weight, or cleaning the house.
Vertical, water-based exercise (jumping, kicking, running, strength training) offers multiple benefits for any fitness level. To begin with, buoyancy decreases the amount of weight-bearing and impact you feel in your joints. Further, an aquatic environment is beneficial with treating painful and/or chronic musculoskeletal conditions.read more
Whether walking down a crowded street, or leaping through Swan Lake, we need our wits about us. Notably, we use our whole bodies for balance, mobility, and strength to control our movements. In fact, in almost every physical activity, from sports to walking, we spend more time on one leg than two.read more