Category Archive for: ‘Exercise and fitness’

Is the pain in your back pain coming from your front?

    Pain is a signal from your nervous system that something is wrong, however, where you feel pain isn’t necessarily where that something  is. In General, there are 3 types of pain: Nociceptive- e.g. Irritation to nerve endings by a  burn  or a cut Inflammatory- e.g.   A sprain/strain injury causing tissue damage Myofascial – structural and functional changes in the nerves, …

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Schvitzing for 30 minutes is better than 60 for weight loss

    Exercise is great for your physical and mental health. Many people use time as an excuse. Recent research published in the American Journal of Physiology, found that 30 minutes of daily exercise is just as effective  as 60 for weight loss. The results of the study found that the men who exercised 30 minutes a day lost 3.6 …

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Is a Calorie a Calorie?

    When it comes to weight loss, most health professionals base their program design on    the 1st law of thermodynamics, which is essentially, and energy in/energy out equation. If you consume more energy in the form of calories, than you expend through activity,   then you are doomed to gain weight. On the contrary, if you consume less than you …

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Take Two Needles and Call me in the Morning

    Exciting new research on acupuncture, read on… Weight Loss A recent study found that acupuncture improves weight loss outcomes for the treatment of obesity. Using biochemical analysis, researchers discovered potentially how acupuncture stimulates fat reduction. Electroacupuncture controls the expression of leptin, a hormone that regulates appetite and metabolism. Leptin regulation  promotes weight loss by altering both appetite and …

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Do you Lift Weights?

  Most people think of weight lifting as a way to build muscle, but the benefits go beyond increasing lean body mass. An ever-growing body of evidence has shown weight lifting to be helpful for a number of health conditions, both as treatment and for prevention. For the sake of simplicity, the benefits of weight training can be categorized as: …

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Have you Been Screened for Regular Movements?

    Many of us go for a physical each year, where a screening exam is performed on the various systems in our body. The purpose of a screen is generally three-fold: Identify risk factors; Identify dysfunction or pathology; and Monitor the course of disease. Screens serve to give healthcare providers information upon which to act. An action may be …

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Confession of a Myofasciaist

I confess. I am a myofasciaist. I am dedicated to evaluating my patient’s myofascia in order to relieve their pain, or if they are an athlete, enhance their performance. Before you judge me, read this week’s blog to learn about fascia and how it may be the answer to one or more of your health problems. If you are an …

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Got Pain?

  According to the National Academy of Sports Medicine: Over one million doctor visits per year are reported for plantar fasciitis. Ankle sprain is the most common sports-related injury, with lateral sprains increasing the risk for developing chronic ankle instability. Shoulder injuries affect 21% of the general population, with a report of 40% lasting at least one year. Low back …

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Integrative Approaches to Performance Enhancement

  Whether you’re a professional athlete or avid recreational sports enthusiast, preventing injuries and having that competitive edge are two things that athletes strive for. Many of my patients want to know what they eat or do for performance enhancement. There numerous training styles, formulas and nutritional supplements claiming to offer athletes the winning edge. Some work, while many do …

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The Foot Bone’s connected to the Head Bone

  Your body is susceptible to movement dysfunctions and neuro-musculo-skeletal imbalances. This may be due to: Repetitive movements Overuse Sedentary living Improper movement techniques. As a result, these dysfunctions can result in many of the common injuries that are prevalent both in athletes and the general population. The foot and ankle complex is a region of the body with great …

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