I have been interested in learning more about Seasonal Affective Disorder and the different light therapies. Being that we are in Victoria, BC, and our winter months consist often of 'grayness', without the reflection of the sun on the snow to brighten the day or blue skies for days at a time, our climate does suggest that the prevalence of S.A.D. should be high. Here we will describe what is SAD and discuss the different light therapies and all of their uses.
We all know stress creates tension. Muscular tension can lead to trigger points (TP). Some people are more susceptible to TP's than others (but we all get them).
The Uterus: aka just another body part.
I could have called this blog: hip pain, groin pain, lower back pain, leg weakness, bladder disfunction/restrictions or pelvic floor restriction. All of these can be caused by the uterus, or more specifically, a tight ligament of the uterus. As a society we like to ignore the uterus...therefore it starts yelling!
There are many causes that can stress these ligaments: running, cycling, pregnancy and caesarean are just a few of the main causes of uterine stress.
Strengthen your body over the winter months to be stronger for next season. The 3+ sessions / week days are behind us until next spring. Keep active and build strength so that you do not injure yourself on your first day of your kiting vacation to Baja.
2 basic training components: cardiovascular training & strength training.
Cardio: paddle boarding (SUP) and mountain biking are great ways to boost your abdominal and lower back strength while working your cardiovascular system.
Pain in the lower back or low back pain is a common concern, affecting up to 90% of Americans at some point in their lifetime. Up to 50% will have more than one episode. Low back pain is not a specific disease, rather it is a symptom that may occur from a variety of different processes. As practitioners we are here to figure out the cause of your back discomfort. Many different soft tissues can refer pain to the lower back. In addition to muscular pain, organs such as the kidneys and the large intestine can increase the pain and tension to the back and cause the pain.