Stretching is one of the most important, yet often overlooked, aspects of fitness and health. We are all encouraged to eat well and exercise, to regulate body weight, and to lift weights to tone and build muscle. Yet, for some reason, many people don’t typically think of stretching to be a highly beneficial physical form [...]
This is the perfect stretch for your fingers, wrists, and forearms – especially if most of your day is spent working on a computer, driving, etc. This stretch will loosen stiff fingers, wrists and forearms, as well as help to prevent hand related injuries from creeping up, such as: carpal tunnel, osteoarthritis and tendinitis.
1. Stop Drinking So Much Coffee I know, the caffeine rush is addictive…but, the post coffee “crash” is sooo bad. Plus, it dehydrates your body and the acidity level makes it very hard on your stomach. If you must have coffee to help you “wake up”…try drinking only one 12oz cup per day. [...]
For relieving post workout aches, try eating some… raw ginger! It can actually help decrease about 25% of muscle soreness. Delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) is generally worst within the first 2 days following a new and slightly strenuous activity, but subsides over the next few days. DOMS is pretty common and may be uncomfortable [...]
Slumping over all day can wreak havoc on your body. While you hunch over your computer, devour your meals, grip the steering wheel, pick up your kids, etc., etc., a degree of kyphosis (rounded shoulders, forward head posture) may develop. So remember, ‘the more you slump, the bigger the hump’ in your upper back, will [...]