There are many benefits to exercising in the pool, some of which you might not be aware of. On the one hand buoyancy eliminates up to 90% of your body weight, making all water exercises low impact and safer on your joints, especially if you are coming off of an injury. On the other hand since water offers up a lot more resistance than air, simply moving around in a pool or lake, even if you are not moving fast, taxes your muscles in a good way. Whereas walking on land only re
Lumbar spinal stenosis is a condition where the openings in your spine narrow creating less space for the nerves to pass through, putting pressure on that nerve and resulting in pain, tingling or numbness. Often times the pain radiates away through the impacted nerve and down the legs. To better understand what is happening, take your hands and interlock your fingers. The small openings in between would be where the nerves pass through. If you press your hands together - as h
You probably recognize the image above, as its the food pyramid from our government's recommended health guidelines for decades. If you look closely you see that carbs are supposed to account for most of the food that you eat. Kind of odd isn't it? Especially since every diet that is popular today, from Paleo to Atkins, tells you to cut the carbs. Nutritional science is a notoriously challenging field, made harder by attempts to generalize what everyone should eat all of the
We've run the gambit on the benefits of exercise, but one factor we haven't discussed yet is maintaining a higher quality of life, especially as we get older. The natural decay of our bodies combined with the modern sedentary lifestyle is a dangerous mix. Just as our balance begins to fade our bones grow more brittle, and the odds of a debilitating injury climb. Not only are such injuries painful, but they also cost us our independence as we have to rely more on canes and wa
Our clients are used to being guided through exercises that involve balancing on one leg. Respected New York Times reporter Katie Hafner was recently interviewed on NPR where she reported that doing that exercises "is harder than you think." Hafner was on air to discuss her recent two-part article for the Times on the dangers of falling for the elderly. She shares some startling statistics in her reporting, like how in 2012 alone more than 2.4 million Americans over the age o
With the never-ending demands of modern life, many find it hard to allocate time to physical activity during the work day. But because they love a particular sport or are trying to stay in shape they try to make up for this deficiency on the weekends, going hard for hours at a time. The more you sit during the week, the longer you have to exercise on the weekends, or so the Weekend Warrior mentality goes.
This approach is dangerous, as we are subjecting our body to 2 diffe