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Common Shoulder Pain and Injuries

Shoulder injuries can be either acute or chronic depending on when they are diagnosed and how long the pain / disability has been felt for. An acute shoulder injury occurs suddenly either through direct impact, over...

Core Exercises: So Important Yet Often Neglected

Core exercises are an important part of a well-rounded fitness program. Aside from occasional situps and pushups, however, core exercises are often neglected. Still, it pays to get your core muscles in better shape. Core exercises...

Incorporating an Exercise Program

Activities of daily living, also known as physical activity, is defined as movement that involves contraction of your muscles. Any of the activities we do throughout the day that involves movement — housework, gardening, walking, climbing...

Biomechanics: What Is It and What Are the Benefits?

“What is Biomechanics? Biomechanics is the science concerned with the internal and external forces acting on the human body and the effects produced by these forces. More specifically, Biomechanics is the study of human movement and...

The Importance of Sleep for Your Fitness Goals

The debate about the best way to achieve a healthy weight always revolves around eating and movement. If you want to look better, the most common suggestion is “eat less and move more.” But it’s not...

Getting Back on Track After Vacation and Holidays

Now that the 4th of July is over, getting back on track is key! We’ve all been there. You’re working out consistently, you’re eating healthy food, you’re feeling great… and then you go on vacation. When...

Anti-Aging Benefits of Exercise

Everyone knows that exercise is good for you — it helps manage weight, improves muscle and bone strength, and even lifts your spirits. It can also add years to your life. Exercise is sometimes a way...

Exercise and Its Effect on Risk Factors

As the intensity of exercise increases so does the risk of something nasty happening. We will look at the information you must gather to enable you to exercise safely and effectively.  The Stress Response All exercise involves...