You’ve heard about the benefits of weight-bearing exercise for strengthening your bones. Being straight and having a strong backside puts the pressure of being upright on your bones, where it belongs. That lets your bones become strong. And you can read about preventing osteoporosis with good posture (which you can create with the SimpleStrengthening exercises.) [...]
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A physical therapist told me that the best way to strengthen abdominal muscles was just to “suck in your stomach and hold it,” several times. And that does work, but when we want strong and flat abdominal muscles, we often think of sit-ups. Here are a few reasons why they may not be the exercise-of-choice [...]
Is it actually possible that exercise can help get rid of your migraine headaches? Yes, in many ways. Often the muscles on the tops of your shoulders, the front and the back of your neck, and your jaw get tight. They get tight because we are out of balance, muscularly. We can often blame this on [...]
After you have been in your exercise or movement program for a while, knowing how many repetitions of an exercise or movement you should do will become second nature to you. You will feel good when your muscles are moving in the correct ways. You will do the movements often, because it feels good. You will be able to [...]
If our muscles get out of balance – some too tense or tight, and others too loose or flacid – it is easy to have muscle strain. Here is an example. You may recognize this pain that lots of us experience: The one on your back, between your spine and your shoulder blade. If you are right-handed, it will [...]
When your head starts hurting, do you ever think about your back? Do you wonder why your head is hurting? Do you notice that your back aches, or feels tight, at or around the same time? Are your shoulders tight, too? Here’s how it works, in a nutshell. If we get out of balance – [...]