Keep your shoulders and spine happy and strong by following Mike O’Hara’s advice in “Pushing Up Performance”. Video explanation and performance of pushups and their variations included. Jeff Tirrell discusses the proper performance of pull ups in his article. “Movement You Should Master”. Is your mobility limited? Try massage sticks or foam rollers with the information provided in “Pain, Pressure, and Pliability”.
One of the best reasons to develop the habit of fitness is that it can reduce your reliance on medications. It makes my day when fitness clients inform me that they have been able to discontinue a medication because of the improvement in their blood pressure, lipid, or sugar levels. Pain relief medications are no longer necessary when joints and muscles work more efficiently. Exercise has been shown to work as well or better for the treatment of depression. The quality of sleep is enhanced and brain neurochemistry improves when you exercise on a consistent basis. The habitual performance of exercise is the most effective method of reducing medications.
Marty woke one morning feeling like he was on a carnival ride. The room was spinning and any attempt at walking left him feeling sick. His wife feared he was having a stroke and called EMS. After an ambulance ride to the hospital, blood work, and an MRI of his brain, he was sent home with some medications and orders to see his family physician. Three weeks later Marty arrived in our clinic.
Marty had a typical case Continue reading