If you workout several days a week, purchase new athletic shoes every three to six months. Or, if you have logged more than 500 miles on your shoes, it’s time to invest in a new pair. You may need to shop for shoes more often if you have a postural imbalance.
Have BOTH feet measured (while you are standing, not sitting) each time you purchase new shoes. If your feet are different sizes, always buy for the larger foot.
Shop for shoes immediately following a workout or in the evening when feet are swollen. Wear the same type of socks you wear while exercising.
It’s hard to believe that humans not only enjoy the culinary results of plant nectar processed through a bee’s digestive tract, but we’ve also been using this product as an essential medicine for over 5,000 years!
Archeologists from several continents have found evidence that humans have been beekeeping and honey-gathering for over 8,000 years. Stone-age rock paintings of bee-keeping have been found in Africa, Asia, Australia and Europe, and the oldest traces of actual honey substance were discovered on a 5,500-year-old ceramic jar in Tbilisi, Georgia. Medicinally, we know that Egyptians used honey for skin and...
As you read this article, more than likely on your phone or tablet, take a moment to notice your posture. There’s a good chance that your back is hunched, your head is tilted forward and your shoulders are rounded. Many of us spend a large portion of our day looking at a screen as we text friends, scroll through social media and respond to emails. Be sure to keep an eye on your posture during these activities. Your back and neck will thank you.
Did you know that bending your head to look at your phone can put up to 60 pounds of pressure on your spine? Studies show that even a 15-degree head tilt adds 27 pounds of...
The fastest way to feel energized is to exercise, and the effects will be immediate. A simple ten minute walk will decrease tension, banish fatigue, and boost mental alertness for hours afterwards. Make it a daily routine, and pretty soon, you’ll be toning muscles, strengthening your heart, and improving the functioning of most organs and systems in your body. Exercise immediately lightens the workload of the immune system, speeding the elimination of germs and other threats by:
Stimulating circulation: Immune cells travel more quickly through the body, attacking and destroying invaders before they can do harm. ...
1. Pre-condition and start gradually. Begin doing the exact movements you will be doing during your sport at least a month before actually playing. Give your body a chance to gradually adapt early in the season, especially as the environment (temperature) changes.
2. Warm-up before each game. Stretch AFTER. Every time take 3-5 minutes before beginning to get your muscles, tendons, and ligaments ready for action by performing full body movements such as squats, jogging on the spot, or easy skipping. Shoulder rolls and arm circles are great to warm-up the shoulders.
There are a lot of preconceived ideas about chiropractic adjustment - and, many people are afraid of the “cracking” sound that often accompanies a classic manual manipulation. Rest assured, the crack you hear is NOT bones breaking, but is a result of gas bubbles being released from the fluid in your joints - this sound actually has a name: cavitation.
An analogy I often use to describe what’s happening is that of a soda bottle. You may have noticed that when you open a bottle of pop, bubbles seem to form out of nowhere. The carbonation process has infused CO2 into the liquid; kept under pressure, it will stay th...
Welcome back to our post- ski and snowboard stretching series! Now that you know how to stretch the muscles at the front of your hips and on the front of your thighs, let’s look at two stretches for muscle groups located on the back of your legs – the calves and the hamstrings.
** Remember, only go until the point where you first feel the pull through the muscle (there shouldn’t be any pain with these exercises). Once you’ve found that point, hold the stretch for about 30 seconds, and then progress a bit further 2 more times, again holding for 30 seconds. Don’t forget to stretch both sides! **
Imagine this: It’s a clear, sunny day, and you are packing it in after a great day of skiing or snowboarding. You take off your gear, grab a snack, and hop into the car to head home. Everything is going well, until you finally get home and start to unload the car. Your hips feel tight, your thighs feel shaky, your calves feel stiff… Sound familiar? I know I’m not the only one to have experienced this!
With March Break ski and snowboard trips on the horizon, this is a good time to review a few lower body exercises that will help combat the familiar post-exercise achiness. Stretching helps to maintain (an...
Vacations and "Staycations‟ are great ways to rejuvenate during winter months. However, a week of indulgence and inactivity can leave your body in need of another holiday. Good nutrition and adequate movement is essential to work toxins out of our systems and replenish energy. Here are some tips for a healthy and nourishing holiday whether at home or abroad.
1. Drink lots of (clean) water! This will keep your bowels happy – which has a significant effect on how you feel – and will keep you hydrated and ready for play.
2. Make your vacation an active one. Plan a new adventure each day that piques your interest...