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Ten Tips For Improving Your Health While You Sleep

images-5When we sleep, we generally remain in one position for an extended period of time. Prolonged positioning may cause arthritis pain and stiffness to flare up and can result in a myriad of other aches and pains. Many of these problems can be minimized or prevented. Here are some tips to help you wake up refreshed and feeling better.

Work Doesn’t Have To Be A (Literal) Pain In The Neck

images-6The allure of the internet and the demands of work have many of us spending inordinate amounts of time hunched over our desks and staring at computer monitors. Add stress to the equation and the outcome is likely to be complaints of neck or back pain, headaches, jaw pain, or repetitive stress injuries (such as carpal tunnel syndrome). Here are some simple steps you can take to launch a pre-emptive strike and prevent the computer from winning!

Ten Tips To Avoid Injury When Shoveling Snow

shoveling snowAre you stuck with the unwelcome task of shoveling snow? I’ve got your back! Snow is pretty heavy, especially the really wet stuff. If you haven’t been hitting the gym regularly or training for snow shoveling as your sport of choice, you may be waking up with some aches and pains. Here are a few tips to dig yourself out a little more safely.

Exercises In Futility – Part Three: The Lower Body

images-5Parts three and four of the “Exercises in Futility” series will continue to address lower body exercises more likely to result in injury than benefit. Safe alternatives utilizing better and less stressful mechanics are offered in order to reduce the potential for injury. Dead lifts (#1) were reviewed in the prior post. Some of the other prime offenders targeting the lower body are:

2. Full Arc Leg Extensions

3. Deep Squats

4. Full Arc Back Extensions

5. Hurdlers Stretches

6. Hamstring Stretches with the Leg Propped Up too High

Preventing Pregnancy Aches And Pains

imagesPregnancy is an adventure – a time to nurture oneself and begin nesting as well as a time of excitement and change. It is also an opportunity to indulge a little – hey you are going to gain weight anyway! But, pregnancy can also come hand in hand with a few unwelcome side effects. Here are a few tips to help you recognize and avoid some of the less desirable, but not uncommon, aspects of pregnancy.

Exercises In Futility – Part Five: The Core

images-7The menu of core strengthening exercises is extensive, though some exercises are more effective or safer than others. This piece will help define the best exercise progression for you and provide pointers as to how to advance your program.