Take Care

selfcareEveryone is responsible for their own health. That means everyone should spend time doing self maintenance to 1 address current musculoskeletal issues and 2 to prevent musculoskeletal problems. The majority of musculoskeletal injuries and diseases are completely preventable, Back Pain, Osteoarthritis, Plantar Fasciitis, Tendinitis, Rotator Cuff Tears. Your body is your own and you need to take responsibility for it.

If you take care of your body by doing daily rolling, stretching and a movement practice the results will be, improved range of motion, less stiffness or pain at the end range of motion, feeling of relief, release and well-being, feelings of warmth & relaxation and an increase of body awareness. When you have joint pain your first stop shouldn’t be visiting your doctor. You should be able to address musculoskeletal problems yourself.

Lasting Weight Loss Strategies

maria-and-alyssa-bulfamanteEveryone wants to lose weight but most people have no idea where to start or they go so crazy that the method they chose is unsustainable. There are simple steps you can take to ensure that you lose weight that will not overwhelm you . Weight loss is a journey and you should not opt for a quick fix. You certainly didn’t gain the weight overnight so don’t expect to lose it overnight. Respect the process and try to have fun with it.

Low Back Pain Relief

Low back pain affects 80% of Americans at some point in their lives. Low back pain may be the result of trauma, degenerative changes or congenital anomaly. Regardless of the cause low back pain responds well to a vigorous and controlled conditioning program. Many clients with chronic low back pain have deconditioned cardiovascular systems along with weakened muscles in the trunk and extremities. Many conditions may affect the spine. Disc herniations, spinal stenosis, degenerative joint disease, spondylolithesis, and muscle imbalances are the common conditions that affect the spine. Exercise significantly improves the functional capacity of clients with low back pain.

Pain in the spine is usually caused by spinal instability. The instability may be caused by trauma or degenerative changes. Exercise counteracts the effects of the instability. The exercise does not have to be done in a large range of motion. The goal of the training program is to increase muscle recruitment and strength of the trunk and extremities. Increased muscle recruitment will increase spinal stability. The training should be done in patterns that will enhance the strength and ability to perform functional activities.

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Movement is Life

Bridge-the-GapMotion, specifically movement, symbolizes life. We move with conscious intention, and we move in automatic response. Our activities combine both reflex and purposeful movement behavior. In most cases, the first supports the second, and the second triggers the first. Like two sides of a coin we cannot separate these easily or practically.

When we move, we think about intended movement, but we dismiss the subtle adjustments our bodies and minds make to support the initial intention. To some degree, our movements represent our physical strengths as well as our limitations, and our movements and body language can also forecast an emotional state.

We often communicate about movement in pure and clean mechanical terms, but human movement surpasses simple angles, vectors, forces and directions. Human movement is a behavior, and directions. Human movement is a behavior, and we should think of it within behavioral parameters. In general fitness, conditioning, rehabilitation and medicine, movement measurements set a baseline. We measure with this baseline, whether enhancing performance or restoring a previous level of function.