Sit, stand or lie on you back with arms at your sides Side bend- (laterally flex) the head to one side and tip the ear to the opposite shoulder in a pain free range of movement With the opposite hand, slowly begin shrugging (lifting the shoulder towards the ear) and hold for 15 seconds then
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Go for a summer walk! It is a less strenuous form of exercise than going for a hard-core session in the gym. Prefer to be indoors? Why not dance to some festive tunes. A fun way to burn off the Christmas turkey! Take advantage of the Christmas weather. Spend time the beach at any opportunity.
As the holiday season begins in full swing there are plenty of celebrations that you will become part of. Here are a few tips for a safe Christmas and New Year’s so that you can end your year on a healthy note. Carrying the Christmas Tree. When carrying a Christmas tree, lift with your legs
Stand straight up with your legs shoulder width apart Bend your left arm at the elbow and touch the top of your shoulder blade with your fingers Reach over the top of your head with your left arm and grap your right elbow Gently pull with you right arm to increase the tension on the
Many people don’t eat enough of the right types of fat. Add healthy natural fats to your diet such as extra virgin olive oil, macadamia nut oil, coconut oil, avocados, nuts, seeds and even butter. Fat is satiating and helps to prevent overeating. Fat also improves nutrient absorption from vegetables.
Dysfunction in the sacroiliac joint (SIJ) which is a large joint in your lower back connecting your sacrum to your pelvis, can sometimes cause lower back and/or leg pain. Dysfunction of this joint basically means that it is not operating normally. For decades, the sacroiliac joint was suspected as a common cause of low back
Begin in a standing position and exhale as you sweep the arms up and overhead. Exhale and engage the abs as you tip from the hips and lower into a Forward Bend, with hands on the floor or feet–bend the knees if you need to. Inhale and come up until the back is flat and
It’s true – exercise boosts your mood. Studies show that a brisk walk is just as effective as antidepressants in mild to moderate cases of depression, releasing feel-good endorphins while reducing stress and anxiety. So, for positive mental health, walking’s an absolute must.
Every year on 16 October, people from around the world come together on World Spine Day (an initiative of the Global Alliance for Musculoskeletal Health) to raise awareness about spinal disorders and empower others to take charge of their spinal health. With an estimated one billion people worldwide suffering from back pain, it affects all
Ensure your chair is directly in line with the monitor and your feet flat in the floor. Make sure your lower back is supported – better chairs give lumbar support – and remember to sit up straight. Aim to have your shoulders and hands in a straight line. Keep your forearms parallel and level with