Category Archives: Fitness

Working from Home During the COVID-19 Era

Many folks have been working from home over the past month and a half, and many of our favorite businesses have shut down.  Gyms, restaurants, movie theatres, schools, and daycares are the places we frequent the most.  Since we’re encouraged to leave our homes only for groceries and essential health services, most of us have been pretty sedentary.

Research shows that a sedentary lifestyle leads to a myriad of health problems.  According to the World Health organization, a sedentary lifestyle leads to an increase in all causes of mortality.  It also leads to double the risk for cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and obesity. 

In addition to chronic conditions, being sedentary contributes to a number of musculoskeletal conditions including shoulder, hip, neck, mid-back and low back pain.  It’s estimated that up to 80% of people experience low back pain at least once in their lifetime.  Along with pain comes the psychological effects, like depression, grief, and discomfort.  It’s easy to see that sitting around all day, even if you’re working, is not good for your health. How can you get back pain relief?

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Personal Training with Specific Correction Chiropractic

I had a recent conversation with a patient a few weeks back about getting a personal trainer. His concern was that the aggressive workouts he performed with the trainer were going to “throw his adjustments off.” Basically undoing what we worked so hard to accomplish over the past few weeks. Exercises performed with proper technique…Continue Reading

What Time of Day Should I Workout?

When the topic of fitness and exercise comes up most people ask the question, “what should I be doing in the gym to help me lose weight or gain muscle?” The fitness program that you choose has a dramatic impact on the results you achieve. One aspect of fitness that most people seem to over…Continue Reading