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Best Yoga Poses for Back Pain

August 10th, 2018 (No Comments)

There are a lot of different exercises that can help with your back pain. Yoga exercises are a great option for people experiencing back pain. The controlled, core-centric movements of yoga not only help strengthen but increase joint flexibility.  We often incorporate certain Yoga exercises into our physical therapy programming.  Check out these best yoga […]

Is your bed causing your back pain?

August 3rd, 2018 (No Comments)

With so many causes of back pain, many people forget to look at their bed as a potential source.  Considering you are spending about 1/3 of your life on one you should ask the question, is your bed causing your back pain? So how do you evaluate if your bed is contributing to your back […]

Diet can reduce back pain

July 20th, 2018 (No Comments)

As they say, “You are what you eat!”  What we eat can help us meet many health and fitness goals.  So you might think your diet can reduce back pain,and you would be right.  Check out these diet tips to help reduce back pain. Stay hydrated – The discs in your spine are primarily made […]

Medical Treatment versus Back Pain

June 8th, 2018 (No Comments)

Medical treatment versus Back Pain, Who wins that battle? Physicians have been trying to find a quick, effective way to treat back pain.  This has included oral medications, shots, and even surgery.  While some of these have provided short term relief, most have not been effective for long term relief. Though Americans spend an estimated $80 […]

4 tips to prevent Alzheimer’s

June 1st, 2018 (No Comments)

Alzheimer’s can start manifesting itself as early as your 30’s. So following certain lifestyle choices can be instrumental in reducing the risk of Alzheimer’s. Here are 4 key lifestyle tips: EXERCISE REGULARLY, AT A HIGH INTENSITY – Exercise can protect against Alzheimer’s because it not only increases blood flow to the brain, but it loosens […]

Staying fit as you get older

May 18th, 2018 (No Comments)

Maintaining quality of life as we get older requires a stronger commitment to diet and exercise.  Planning and knowing your limitations are important but staying fit as you get older has this key element to success. Older adults are more likely to stick with a group exercise program if they can do it with people […]

Are you ready to put on the swimsuit?

May 11th, 2018 (No Comments)

One of the great motivators for people to workout is the fact that it’s summer and we may have to put the swimsuit on.   I personally have 10 different pairs that I have collected over the years.  Each year it seemed that I had to get one just a little  bit bigger.  I didn’t get […]

Dehydration and Muscle Pain

May 7th, 2018 (No Comments)

Can dehydration contribute to muscle pain? The heat is on and one of the biggest challenges living in Arizona is staying hydrated during the summer heat.  Water is the liquid of life, 65% of our body is made up of it.  When the temperature gets above 100, our body’s can lose up to 1.5 quarts […]

Children as fit as endurance athletes

April 26th, 2018 (No Comments)

Children not only have fatigue-resistant muscles, but recover very quickly from high-intensity exercise — even faster than well-trained adult endurance athletes. This is the finding of new research published in open-access journal Frontiers in Physiology, which compared the energy output and post-exercise recovery rates of young boys, untrained adults and endurance athletes. The research could help […]

How to Reduce Dementia in Women

April 20th, 2018 (No Comments)

Women with high physical fitness at middle age were nearly 90 percent less likely to develop dementia decades later, compared to women who were moderately fit, according to a study published the March 14, 2018, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The study measured the women’s cardiovascular fitness based […]

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