Overactive Versus Underactive Muscles: What Does It All Mean?

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“Do you suffer from muscle imbalances?” “Is your back pain due to a muscle imbalance?” “Prevent ACL injuries by reducing your muscle imbalances!” What does all this mean? Are muscle imbalances just a marketing craze extending beyond the fitness industry and completely overhyped by social media? Do muscle imbalances even exist, and if so, what are they? This article will help to explain the relationship between muscle imbalances along with understanding more about the implications behind overactive and underactive muscles. Continue reading

Detoxification- What Do You Have to Lose?

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By Geoff Lecovin, MS, DC, ND, L.Ac, NASM – CPT, CES, PES, FNS, WLS

Are you feeling sluggish or lethargic? Have you put on a few extra pounds? Is your skin blemished? Should you invest in a detox program?

We are continually exposed to toxins from food additives, drugs, insecticides, pesticides, chemicals, pollutants, heavy metals and even substances produced within our own intestinal tracts. Collectively, the term for these toxins is xenobiotics. Exposure to xenobiotics can compromise the function of our nervous, immune, endocrine, cardiovascular, pulmonary, musculoskeletal, hepatobiliary and renal systems. Continue reading

Motivational Interviewing-Steps to Behavior Change

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By Stacey Penney, MS, NASM-CPT, CES, PES, FNS

Are you motivated by someone telling you what to do or are you more motivated to do something when it is your own idea and choice to do it? You probably agreed with being more motivated by your own ideas and decisions. Do you think your clients feel the same way when it comes to their wellness pursuits? Here we’ll share information on motivational interviewing and how it can help your clients discover their own reasons and motivation to live a healthier life. Continue reading