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Effective Ways to Ease Your Stress

While it’s only natural to experience some sort of stress in life, the problem with this particular emotion is that it can negatively affect your health, if it’s allowed to accumulate over time.

Creating Balance in Your Life

Balance in life is something that we all seek, but many struggle to find. We all wear so many hats; employee, spouse, parent, friend, child, volunteer, the list goes on. While many of these hats bring us immense joy, they also bring us a feeling of stress and failure when we aren’t able…

6 Best Hip Exercises for Runners

Whether you’re an avid runner, or it’s just a workout routine you force yourself to do, it shouldn’t be the only exercise you get in. When you’re running, you’re generally working within a single plane of movement – flexion and extension. This can create some imbalances within the hips and legs, making you more prone to injury.

3 Stretches to Loosen Your Hips in Less than 5 minutes

Many people struggle with tight hips, sometimes resulting in low back and leg pain, whether we make that connection or not. It may happen for you only occasionally or very frequently. You may think that it takes 30 minutes of stretching to loosen them up, but it doesn’t have to be that difficult. Here are 3 stretches you can do in 5 minutes to loosen those tight hips up when you are in a pinch. Remember, you should feel a slight pull and stretch within the muscles you’re focused on, but it shouldn’t feel painful

What’s the Deal with Muscle Cramps?

Summer is almost here and for many of us, that means we’re going to be doing a lot more physical activities. Walking, hiking, water sports, garden chores, and generally just getting outside to do more. All that physical activity can often mean that we feel a new array of aches and pains; one of those being muscle cramps. A muscle cramp is a painful involuntary muscle contraction. There are many causes, but the most common include electrolyte imbalance, overexertion, and dehydration.

5 Tips to Prevent Shoulder Injuries

Did you know that shoulder injuries are one of the most common injuries seen in an orthopedic practice? If you play a sport, exercise, or have a job that requires repetitive overhead motions you’re at a higher risk of shoulder injury. Here are 5 tips to avoid shoulder injuries.

What is a Labrum Tear

A labrum is a ring of fibrous cartilage around the edge of the joint surface of a bone. In anatomy the term labrum is used to designate a lip, edge, or brim within a joint. You have two sets of labrums, one in each hip and one in each shoulder. So, let’s look at what these are exactly and what you can do about them.

How to Make Your Home Office Ergonomic

Right now, you may be suddenly working from home, and many of you have never had to do that before. So that means, you may not have access to a private home office and are likely making due with what you have. You may be using your dining room table or couch for work spaces, but that’s not the best for keeping your body in proper position. So, here are some tips on how to make your at-home office comfortable and ergonomic.

Quarantine Tip #3

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Quarantine Tip #2

Are you ready for Tip #2? Today’s tip is to get outside! Super simple right! I know I feel like I have been cooped up in the house for too long now, how about you? Take a few minutes to…