5 Yoga Poses for Tight Hips

The pelvic-hip region is a complex structure in our bodies. With so many supporting ligaments, muscles and bones, the hips are a common area for feeling tightness, limitations or pain. Practicing these yoga poses on a regular basis can help ease any discomforts in the region, and they can help to prevent any further issues. Each pose should be held for around 20 seconds or … Continue reading 5 Yoga Poses for Tight Hips

Try this 10-min workout on your next leisurely walk

The excuse I hear most often about exercise is not having enough time. Well luckily, we don’t need more than 10 minutes to work up a sweat. I made this 10 minute exercise for my mom who takes a long leisurely walk everyday. She is looking to gain strength and build some muscle tone, so this workout is nice place to start. All you need … Continue reading Try this 10-min workout on your next leisurely walk

Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries

“No matter how much attention is directed toward the general principles of injury prevention, the nature of participation in physical activity dictates that sooner or later injury will occur” – my Athletic Training textbook. I’m currently enrolled in a class called Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries. It’s a very exciting subject for me, especially since I’m so physically active and so injury prone. We … Continue reading Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries

I exercise regularly, so I’m in good shape, right? *5 components of fitness*

It’s easy to get caught up a static exercise routine. I used to do the elliptical for an hour at a time at a moderate pace, 5 days a week, and that was my workout. I did this for a few years, all the while considering myself a fit person. But there is so much more to fitness than cardiovascular and respiratory endurance. I’ve also … Continue reading I exercise regularly, so I’m in good shape, right? *5 components of fitness*

Running hurts my body, but I’ll never stop

Achy knees, stiff lower back, sore calves, all for that runners high and accelerated heart rate. I regret to say I’m injury prone when it comes to musculoskeletal issues. I tore my ACL in my left knee and required reconstructive surgery over 11 years ago, since then I decided running was not for me and I found other ways to work on my cardiorespiratory endurance. … Continue reading Running hurts my body, but I’ll never stop