In one of the first population-based studies evaluating the association of low back pain to foot posture and function, pronated foot function in women was significantly linked to low back pain. (To read the study http://www.jfootankleres.com/content/6/S1/O27) As a Corrective Exercise Specialist, what type of assessments and strategies would you utilize
By Stacey Penney NASM-CES, PES, FNS Before we can begin to answer the question of how much activity is enough, we need to consider what fitness means. Fitness is synonymous with health, our physical condition and even our ability to complete the tasks required for our ongoing survival (and perpetuation of
With the hot weather upon us in the northern hemisphere, this marks a time for many to get outdoors and enjoy the warm weather, but caution should always be exercised given the potential risks for dehydration. Fluid is perhaps the most important, but least recognized nutrient/compound we need to ingest,
By Brian Sutton MS, MA, PES, CES, NASM-CPT Introduction Sports drinks have long been associated with improved athletic performance, delaying the effects of fatigue, and keeping athletes hydrated. Athletes participating in vigorous activity have increased fluid needs due to increased heat production and water loss from exercise. Research demonstrates sport
Written by Gabby Reece at gabbyandlaird.com Lets face it: unless you are naturally flexible or have become flexible as a result of being involved in something like martial arts or Yoga, you’re probably ignoring one of the most important aspect of fitness. Quite simply, most of us don’t like to stretch.