Sitting for long periods of time in our daily lives has lead to a shortening of our hip flexor muscles over time. Even athletes who do not spend much of their day sitting can have trouble with their lower back if they perform an exercise incorrectly over time or overwork certain areas of their body.
If your mother is constantly telling you to stand up straight, if you find yourself with shoulder pain after a long day at work, or if you notice you are developing a hunchback, chances are you have Upper Crossed Syndrome (UCS). UCS is actually a muscle imbalance in the head and shoulders that is often
Running is a great way to improve your health and stay in shape. Unfortunately, there are several types of sports injuries associated with running. The following are 4 common running injuries and the best ways to treat them. 1. Shin Splints Nearly every runner has experienced inflammation and pain in the tendons and muscles of
The debate over which is better will go on forever. Both cardio exercise and weightlifting hold equally important places when it comes to physical therapy and exercising for good health. The choice on which will serve the better purpose is made when the end goal is decided upon. If an individual wants to build stamina
It’s easy to get into a rut or hit a plateau when you do the same exercise routine repeatedly. According to Women’s Health every time you complete the same routine your body becomes more adept at handling the stress. This ultimately means you’ll start burning fewer calories. There are several things you can do to
Not everybody looks forward to early mornings with the same zest and enthusiasm as, say, an evening out with friends. If you’re ready for a shift in approach to your morning routine, one that leaves you feeling energized and healthy, we have a few suggestions! Stretch Every Extremity Before getting out of bed, reach your
Many people plug away at various workouts for an hour or more each day, several days a week, with minimal results. Exercising at a steady rate simply won’t achieve the same results as interval training. While interval training has been around for several years it has recently garnered a lot of attention as a way
In most areas of the body, bone is surrounded by muscles and tendons that allow that part of the body to move. The shoulder is different. It is actually made up of three bones – the humerus or arm bone, the scapula or shoulder blade, and the clavicle or collarbone. Rather than being “wrapped” in
Many folks beginning an exercise or physical therapy regimen are given a specific set of exercises, but these instructions don’t always come with proper guidance on the stretching that should accompany the program. To ensure that you can either avoid – or avoid exacerbating – injuries, here’s a comprehensive guide to different types of stretching and their benefits.
Lower back pain is a very common sensation that affects 60-70% of people across industrialized nations. It can also greatly limit many aspects of your daily life. For example, working, doing the activities you love, spending time with friends and family, or even just relaxing can be difficult if you are ached by lower back