Your Training Plan for Your Feet

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Have you ever thought about the importance of our feet when it comes to how our body functions or lack of function? Our feet, and more specifically, the strength and flexibility we have in our feet, are directly related to how the rest of the body will function. Now that I’ve put the thought in your mind are you asking yourself, are your feet causing your pain? Our feet are our foundation. They are our …

Are you suffering with chronic pain?

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Do you suffer from arthritis, chronic pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis? If you do, you have probably been coping the best you can, thinking the best you can hope for is dulling the pain while being on an ongoing battle. What would you say if I told you there was a treatment option, would you be interested in learning more or better yet, feeling the difference? Structural Integration could very well be the solution you’ve been …

Workout Tooklit

Ready, Set … Action

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Want to get moving and do it safely? Here’s a workout toolkit of information to get started. Our bodies are made for moving and if we don’t do that on a regular basis, we are setting ourselves up for mobility issues. Are you as active as you were when you were a kid or as a young adult? Unless your job is physical most people aren’t as active as they used to be and being …

Proper Exercise Form Can Eliminate Injuries

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It’s finally here—the first long weekend of the ‘summer.’ While it’s not ‘officially’ summer just yet, Victoria Day weekend is considered by many as the start of summer, as the temperatures continue to increase and the daylight stretches longer into the evening hours, giving us more energy and more time to enjoy the outdoors.

Why Is Water So Important?

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You know you’re supposed to drink a lot of water to keep your body functioning properly – but do you ever wonder why is water so important and what it actually does? Did you know that water makes up between 50-60% of your body mass? It is contained in our cells and is attached to molecules like protein and carbohydrates. Women’s body mass is made up of 40-50% water; 50-60% for men and 50-55% for …

All Pain is not Bad

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Pain is something that we all experience, regardless of our age. Young, elderly, middle-aged or retired – our gut reaction to pain is that we want it to stop. (Have you ever heard the saying about the patient who told the doctor, “When I do this, it hurts,” and the doctor replied, “Then don’t do that!”?) People used to be told to rest if they were in pain; but the problem with that is if …

Abs Are Made In the Kitchen

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Most people think abs are made on the floor by performing countless sit-ups. While doing all that crunching and squeezing are good exercises that create a strong and thick rectus abdominis muscle, it’s impossible to have that coveted six-pack, flat-tummy result if you’re carrying too much body fat. There are two steps to getting those great abs, and while you do need to do exercises that strengthen and build all of the muscles in your …