Improving posture for better movement, reducing pain, and avoiding injuries are all well addressed, but what about improving posture to improve mood? Depression statistics continue their dismal climb with major depressive disorder affecting 14.8 million American adults and mild depression affecting an additional 3.3 million in a given year (1).
By Sari Harrar As fitness professionals, we know how to assess and help our clients physically. We often guide them nutritionally. And we even have motivational tools to help them mentally. But could there be a key ingredient we’re not calling into play? Bringing spirituality into the realm of fitness
Our shoulders are a part of virtually every movement we make during the course of a day from typing and driving to eating and opening doors. Add in regular workouts and our shoulders are always in motion. It’s no surprise then that shoulders are at a high-risk for injury. In
Power is the ability to quickly produce large amounts of force. Are there any athletes that would not want to improve their ability to generate power? What about clients seeking to improve general fitness? Power is essential for both groups. By incorporating plyometric exercises into training programs, the speed and
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