Ice or heat on an injury, that is the question. It’s a common concern for many people dealing with both short and long term injuries. Before you can determine if you should use ice or heat, determine if the injury is acute or chronic. An acute injury is defined as specific, sharp pain caused by … Continue reading Ice or Heat?
I didn’t even know I had that muscle!
Can you guess one of the comments we most frequently hear from clients? You’ve probably said it yourself, and if you haven’t said it aloud, I’d be willing to bet that you’ve at least thought it. If the title of this blog didn’t already give it away, here it is: “I didn’t even know I … Continue reading I didn’t even know I had that muscle!
Reverse Plantar Fasciitis
Plantar fasciitis can be a real pain in the foot. Plantar fasciitis is the medical term for inflammation of the plantar fascia, which is the connective tissue that runs along the bottom of your foot. If you’ve ever had pain in the bottom of your foot with the first few steps out of bed in … Continue reading Reverse Plantar Fasciitis
Kindness Benefits You
From boosting your mood to lowering stress, the power of kindness is real. In fact, science shows the benefits of being kind are greater for the giver than the receiver. So be selfish, by being kind! A 2018 study focused on employees at a Spanish company. Workers were asked to either a) perform acts of … Continue reading Kindness Benefits You
Life’s 5 Cs
Whether you are fighting a battle for an hour, day, week, month or year you will experience these 5 C’s if you are on your path to greatness. CLARITY: This is the beginning of the journey. You know where you want to go and are fueled by the excitement of change. Not sure exactly how … Continue reading Life’s 5 Cs
Get a Spring in Your Step
Our feet bear the load of our entire body throughout our lives. Whether walking, running, or playing, our feet support us and withstand all the strain of having to support our entire body weight. The area of the foot is very small as compared to the whole body, and as such a lot of pressure … Continue reading Get a Spring in Your Step
Comfort Zone – 5 Dangers
5 dangers of staying in your comfort zone! Blocks Growth - it is normal to feel content and secured in the comfort zone. These two behaviours often cause us to close our doors to change and progress.Drives You Down to Hardship - life is constantly changing. If you aren’t, things will become more challenging for … Continue reading Comfort Zone – 5 Dangers
Benefits of Isometrics
Simply put, an isometric exercise is a contraction of a muscle without any visible movement in the angle of the joint. The muscle is contracted in a fixed joint position, or against an immovable object - think planks or wall sits. 1. Lowers Blood Pressure “Isometric resistance training lowers Systolic Blood Pressure, Diastolic Blood Pressure, … Continue reading Benefits of Isometrics
Alzheimer’s and Sleep
Studies from all around the world continue to point to the importance of sleep and how it can vitally affect our overall mental health. Insufficient sleep doesn’t just lead to excessive daytime sleepiness that affects functioning: It’s also associated with several severe medical conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, autoimmune disorders, chronic pain, and mental health concerns … Continue reading Alzheimer’s and Sleep
3 Life-Changing Cognitive Skills
While different sports and general aspects of life have different cognitive demands, here is a general overview of the 3 most important cognitive skills every person needs to develop: Attention (or Focus) This is the ability to process relevant, goal-oriented information and ignore (or filter) irrelevant information unrelated to a goal (Tang, et al. 2009). … Continue reading 3 Life-Changing Cognitive Skills