Archive for 2013

December 31, 2013

Arm and Forearm Pain? Release Your Shoulders/ Chest!

 

By increasing the movement in your shoulders you will decrease the stress on your arms and forearms. If you have numb or altered sensation in your hands or decreased strength. Start by releasing your shoulders, neck and chest, then you can work on your forearms.

Here are some great yoga videos to help you succeed.

Yoga for shoulders-and-upper-back

Chest-Opener

December 19, 2013

Pectoralis Stretch

 

What are the pectoralis muscle (Pecs):  well a picture is worth a thousand words. the Pecs will roll the shoulders forward and be part of a postural change creating pain in the neck and upper back. Therefore stretching the Pectoralis minor and major muscles will decrease the stress on the neck and upperback.

 

Here is how you stretch these muscles.

October 21, 2013

Are you recovering from surgery and feel useless/ just in pain?

Are you recovering from surgery and feel useless and just in pain? 

Do you just want a better mind body connection? 

This might be a place for you to start.

Mudras are hand movements that connect the body and mind so to find flow.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_mudras_(yoga)

they are often used with breathing techniques also called pranayama.

October 14, 2013

Built to Last

Built to Last The most underrated 'talent' for distance running success is durability. By Greg McMillanPublished May 21, 2013

I always thought I was talented. I won my state championship in the mile. I ran 53 seconds for 400m and my VO2 max was tested at more than 76 ml/kg/min (quite high). I was also driven, loved training and was competitive. And even at a young age, I accepted that running success was about work over time -- over months and years, not days and weeks. I had it all except one crucial component: durability. I was hurt all the time.

October 7, 2013

Can exercise make us smarter?

Can exercise make us smarter?

We hear so much about the physical benefits of regular exercise. But what effects do exercise and staying fit have on our cognitive function? Research has looked at how well people perform mentally, both while exercising and immediately after an exercise session. Other research has examined the association between fitness level and age-related cognitive decline.

September 30, 2013

Fun Facts About Internal Organs!

Internal Organs

Though we may not give them much thought unless they’re bothering us, our internal organs are what allow us to go on eating, breathing and walking around. Here are some things to consider the next time you hear your stomach growl.

September 22, 2013

Holding Loved One's Hand Can Calm Jittery Neurons

 

Married women under extreme stress who reach out and hold their husbands' hands feel immediate relief, neuroscientists have found in what they say is the first study of how human touch affects the neural response to threatening situations.

The soothing effect of the touch could be seen in scans of areas deep in the brain that are involved in registering emotional and physical alarm.

September 15, 2013

Vitamin D Ways to get your dose in winter

Vitamin D

Ways to get your dose in winter

By Georgie Binks, CBC News

As evidence of the health benefits of Vitamin D continues to grow, running out and catching a few rays of sunshine has never felt healthier. However, here in the northern hemisphere the days of sunshine are fast diminishing and it’s time for Canadians to start looking elsewhere for their daily vitamin D fix.

September 8, 2013

Fun facts about the BRAIN!

The Brain

The human brain is the most complex and least understood part of the human anatomy. There may be a lot we don’t know, but here are a few interesting facts that we’ve got covered.