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.
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.
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.
Here is sad news: Statistics show that 80% of American adults don’t meet national physical activity recommendations for aerobic and muscle strengthening. Additionally, around 45% of us don’t move around enough to get any health benefits from our activities.
What does it take to really achieve something? How can we reach a goal that we want to accomplish? How do we go from saying we want something, to following through? Our first mistake, usually, is we make too many goals at once. Following that, our second...
It takes creative strategies to stay fit on vacation. To begin with, we are creatures of habit. For example, we have a regular routine (wake up, eat meals, work out, go to sleep at the same times). With this in mind, most of us occasionally leave the comfort of our...
Are you recovering from, or trying to avoid surgery?, Looking to manage your weight? Want strength or endurance training? Want to have fun, and relax? Well, a water-base exercise program will probably help.
Vertical, water-based exercise (Dancing, jumping, kicking, running) offers multiple benefits for any fitness level. Plus, you do it with a lot less impact.
These 7 myths, followed by the myth-busters will help you make smart choices about working out. Equally important you will find practical ways to meet your fitness objectives. These 7 myths will help you make smart choices...
It’s time to take a stand! Get on your feet! All things considered, everyone, whether active or sedentary, old or young, can benefit from standing more. In fact, sitting has been called the “new smoking.” Sitting has been...
In our diet-obsessed, food-abundant culture, eating is often guilt-inducing. Additionally, we receive general of “follow a healthy lifestyle.” And you know, this means exercise, and watch what you eat. However, this suggestion isn’t terribly helpful, if you’ve been unsuccessful at doing that for years.
How much do you think about stability, coordination, and agility fitness?
Notably, most people don’t think about stability (or balance) until they fall, or injure themselves. Significantly, balance training is important for everyone, at every age, from athletes to casual exercisers.