We feel like we are carrying the weight of the world on our shoulders. Our daily lives frequently put our posture into a position that causes increased tension in our neck and upper back. Do you feel "weighed down" ? Here are some simple tips to help you manage shoulder and neck strain.
We use "directed" breathing techniques to create relaxation of muscles, thus improving mobility and flexibility. Many people who try this exercise are surprised by how they can use directed breathing to get results. You would not be the first person to be pleasantly surprised at the simplicity and effectiveness of this exercise.
Does posture and using good form matter in life or exercise?
Hebbian Law tells us neurons that fire together wire together.
Neuropsychologist Donald Hebb first used this phrase in 1949 to describe how pathways in the brain are formed and reinforced through repetition.
When you own a car you know that it must be properly maintained so that it remains reliable.
Spending money on routine servicing, and things like getting the wheel alignment checked can save money on costly repairs in the long run. It makes sense to keep our cars running efficiently, and reduce wear and tear.
When you think about it our body is the same. Being out of alignment, for example, places undue stress on the joints - yet it can be avoided. We can show you how.
As WebMD puts it, functional fitness is “about training your body to handle real-life situations.” That means exercises focused on “building a body capable of doing real-life activities in real-life positions, not just lifting a certain amount of weight in an idealized posture created by a gym machine.”
Does functional fitness sound like a good idea for you? We’re here to help you with safe, functional programs to boost your fitness, confidence and enjoyment of daily life.
No doubt that 2020 and 2021 will be the most prolonged stress that many of us have faced in our lives so far. Nature has dealt us a double whammy globally with climate and a virus. Faced with constantly shifting rules, polarizing opinions and mis-information, there has been much to navigate. Many of us have become resilient, but still feel exhausted by the mental effort required to pivot everyday. Here are some tips that can help manage everyday stress.
For decades we have been told by fitness professionals on TV, in the gym, and more to do this one thing to make our glutes stronger and appear smaller.
If I told you this thing taught by what I like to believe are well-intentioned professionals may contribute to hip tightness, pinching in the front of your hips, low back tightness and low back pain, would you continue to do it?
Assessing provides you a starting point of how your body feels and moves before you begin the workout. Assessing after each set helps you quickly determine which exercise may be causing you issues. If it is helping, your flexibility should be the same or improve. If the exercise is hindering, you will feel less flexibility or increased discomfort.
What do you use to assess and how do you use it?
Standing and sitting on a good foundation will help maintain the health of your spine and your joints just like your house on a solid foundation will help preserve the rest of the house.
Our clients find that changing their sitting habits reinforces the more optimal alignment that we teach them for exercise and activities of daily living. Many report less back pain, neck pain and feeling like they have more energy as a result of changing how they sit and stand. Try out these simple tips
This is a great quote by a world renowned physiotherapist, Diane Lee, who has a clinic right here in South Surrey, BC.
Diane specializes in pelvic floor health. If you have ever given birth, had pelvic surgery of any kind, you may have felt the challenge of finding your pelvic floor muscles.
This quote is accurate of so many of the smaller muscles around our joints. If you have had an injury, surgery, or trauma, you likely found your body feeling no so we can assess and see if we can help you.