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  • The exercise that hurts can help
    The exercise that hurts can help
    “Poison is in everything, and no thing is without poison. The dosage makes it either a poison or a remedy”.Paracelsus is credited with this quote, which was more recently abridged by Circa Survive in the song “The Only Difference...
  • Stretching, the truth
    Stretching, the truth
    There’s an ongoing debate about whether or not stretching is beneficial. Conclusive evidence now shows that, without a doubt, both sides are right. As with so many other fitness related topics, the training protocol is conditional. What are...
  • On burpees
    On burpees
    Previously, this column had been categorized as "Corrective Exercise". That name had certain implications, not the least of which is that nobody likes to be corrected. "Restorative" is a more accurate term. Most of us have...
  • Benefits Of Stretching Exercises
    The benefits of stretching exercises
    Stretching is one of the most important exercises that one should do on a daily basis. Flexibility might mean different things to different people. Young people may consider stretching exercises as a warm up. Elderly people may consider it as the...
  • Your fitness, all busyness or all business?
    Your fitness, all busyness or all business?
    Business consultants are fond of asking entrepreneurs if they confuse "busy-ness" with "business". It’s a fair question, because “busy-ness”, defined as, "...full of activity; characterized by much action...
  • Flexibility at Work
    Advantages of Being Flexible in the Workplace
    Flexibility at work is a requirement for workers and employees. Streamlined work forces, shifts in technology and a changing marketplace; are just a couple of reasons why flexibility is the new standard for many organizations. While your business...
  • Barbell Back Squat
    Female squatters beware
    The squat is arguably the king of all exercises. Few movements are as effective at strengthening the body and as functionally important as the squat. If you doubt my last statement, try getting out of your chair right now without a squatting...
  • Getting into gardening shape 2: Follow the lifestyle
    Getting into gardening shape 2: Follow the lifestyle
    I was in the doctor’s office the other day and scoped an article from USA Weekend about Sugar Ray Leonard who at 57, is still in pretty good shape and looks to keep it that way. Reading it I got the idea that, as a former boxer at the...
  • Can obesity hinder physical therapy?
    Can obesity hinder physical therapy?
    It is with all possible sensitivity that this article is written. Its purpose is to explore how obesity might affect movement assessment and corrective therapies. For the person of near-average weight experiencing musculoskeletal discomfort, there...
  • The far-reaching effects of correct breathing
    The far-reaching effects of correct breathing
    Brett Jones, a top instructor for the Functional Movement Screen (FMS) asks a class, “What’s the most important thing you’ll do today?” After a pause and a few half-hearted replies, Brett says, “How about breathing?...
  • Correcting the weak link
    Correcting the weak link
    Gray Cook, the extraordinary physical therapist who was instrumental in creating the “Functional Movement Screen”, is renowned for asking the question, “Why do we put movement on top of dysfunction?” Dysfunction is a harsh...
  • Benefits of Stretching
    4 big benefits of stretching
    Obviously, stretching increases flexibility, but so what?First, flexibility can increase "stability, balance, and ease of movement," as Michelle Matte at Livestrong.com describes, which reduces risk of injury, not just in athletic...
  • The corrective mentality trap
    The corrective mentality trap
    “If your workout isn’t fifty percent mobility work, you’re doing the wrong program.” – Coach Dan JohnCorrective exercise (CE) is often used as an adjunct to a fitness program, where an individual is seeking either to...
  • 5 Great Yoga Stretches
    5 Great Yoga Stretches
    If you are looking to add flexibility to your list of health and wellness goals, here are 5 great yoga stretches you can do regularly to improve posture, lengthen shortened muscles, and loosen up tight muscles on the body.1. The Cobra- The Cobra...
  • Temporary or contract or permanent employment
    Temporary or contract or permanent
    Do you want to work 40 hours a week? Do you know that you can look for work that is not permanent full-time work, but still provides 40 hours of compensation? During this time of economic strain, many employers are searching for temporary ...