Archive for January 2016

The Link between Sleep and Pain

Did you know that there is a correlation between sleep and pain? We often making eating well and exercising a major priority, but sleep is equally (if not more) important. One of the best things we can do for ourselves is get enough sleep. Some people sleep longer because they are in pain, while others cannot sleep at…

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Recovery Time is Crucial

Many people start a new exercise regiment with the new year. A change in exercise or increased activity can lead to injury and tends to break down muscle fibers. Rest allows muscles to recuperate and emerge stronger. Safe exercises and movement are encouraged, but the appropriate amount of exercise, followed by recovery leads to an ongoing cycle…

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Too Much or Too Little… Getting It Just Right

With the new year comes new years resolutions. Fitness and exercise top the lists of resolutions. But how do you know when you’ve done too much, or too little? Let’s start by understanding the difference between soreness and pain. Soreness is a dull, aching sensation that usually occurs after exercise. Sometimes, it sets in the…

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Are You Too Hip for This?

Sometimes we take the simple things for granted. Take the hip joint, for example. Since the hip is a major weight-bearing joint, any injuries or discomfort can impact the ability to sit, stand and walk. We know about posture and the lower back, but the hip joint doesn’t get a lot of attention. In fact,…

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