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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.

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.

Exercises In Futility – Part One: The Upper Body

images-5A number of commonly performed exercises are more likely to result in injury than benefit. Some should be replaced by safe and effective alternatives, while others need only be modified in order utilize better and less stressful mechanics to reduce the potential for injury. This focus on “Exercises in Futility” is a five part series. Parts two through five focus on the lower body and core, while this piece addresses prime offenders that target the upper body.

Exercises In Futility Part Two – The Lower Body

images-12Parts two, three and four of the “Exercises in Futility” series addresses 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. Here are a few of the prime offenders targeting the lower body that will be discussed:

Dead Lifts
Full Arc Leg Extensions
Deep Squats
Full Arc Back Extensions
Hurdlers Stretches
Hamstring Stretches with the Leg Propped Up too High

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