Two weeks ago, we shared with you the first half of the list of essential vegetables to be added to our everyday food choices to boost the immune system and improve our overall wellbeing. Here are the final 9 vegetables.
The core is our center. It helps stabilize our body, allows us to move in any direction, maintain proper balance during daily activities and prevent falls. The core is made of up many muscles, all working together to stabilize the hips, torso and shoulders. A strong core allows the body to function properly, leading to better balance and making walking, running, and sitting easier to perform while minimizing strain on the muscles and joints of the body. A stable core is also important for preventing injuries and enhancing performance in sports and other activities. Performing core exercises does not require any equipment or a gym membership. Click below to learn the top 6 core exercises (with progression) to be added to your workout routine to keep your body aligned, eliminate back pain, and increase your overall exercise output.
Our bodies are made to MOVE! With the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us are working from home, spending many hours behind a computer, sitting around watching TV or playing on our phones. Multiple hours of sitting and inactivity can lead to neck, shoulder and low back pain, weaken muscles and cause an overall decrease in health.
Our bodies utilize sugar as fuel for cellular energy. In the past, we had a high fiber diet which resulted in a slow-release of carbohydrates and sugars into the bloodstream over many hours. However, this has completely changed in the past few decades. Now we each consume almost 140 pounds of sugar per year, which
These at-home cardio exercises are perfect for days when you are stuck at home. It will only take you 10-15 minutes, so you can get it done and get on with your day. By incorporating some strength training moves with our cardio we actually increase our metabolism even more for a more efficient calorie burn.
You are probably thinking to yourself, “I know these vegetables are supposed to be good for me and healthy, but they’re probably plain and boring”. The truth is, they are very healthy and important for your wellbeing. Let’s get back to the kitchen and spend 15 minutes a day for your immune system and health. Please use your imagination and be a kid again!
The modern world challenges our bodies from every imaginable perspective, especially now with the COVID-19 pandemic. A well-balanced diet alone may not be enough to achieve optimal health. Our society has become increasingly aware of the serious impact of soil depletion on our food sources and the rapid nutrient loss occurring during transportation from farm to plate. While a plant-based diet remains the superior choice, there are essential vegetables, fruits, seeds, nuts, legumes and spices we can include in our dietary choices to support and enhance the function of our immune system. There are 18 essential vegetables that will boost our vitality, sleep, energy and well-being. Click here to learn more.
Staying in active is always a great goal, but how do we know how hard to push ourselves to safely yet effectively see the benefits of our effort? While there are many ways we can measure exercise intensity, heart rate (HR) is one of the best, and often the easiest, for novice and experienced athletes alike.
Your hips and knees provide complex movements for the body by incorporating multiple joints, muscles, and tendons. When there is damage to any of those joints, muscles, or tendons, it can make moving the hips or knees increasingly difficult. Luckily, with the help of physical therapy, you can find relief for your hip and knee
Did you know that back pain is the highest reported area of pain across the United States? Chronic back pain is one of the most common reasons that people seek physical therapy treatment. 60-80% of people will experience back pain of some sort in their lives, and it is likely that it may be caused