Archive for July, 2011

Injured… From SITTING???

July 18, 2011

How often do you feel a nagging pain or discomfort somewhere… knee, back, hip, shoulders, neck??  You name it, we’ve heard it and you’ve probably felt it!  What do you think causes these problems?  Squatting, running, exercising maybe?  Ever think sitting behind your desk, wearing those sexy high heels or driving may be the culprit?

By now you know, we want these blogs to spark some thinking.  Let’s get out of that robotic thinking and living to process how the body actually works.  Remember that song from way back… The hip bone’s connected to the thigh bone, thigh bone connected to the knee bone, etc.  So true are these words!

The position of your spine and lower body while sitting does not make a happy skeletal system!  And that ever important muscular system follows right along.  With two grumpy systems come those nagging aches and pains from improper alignment.  The tug o’ war between your muscles causes your body to begin yelling at you!  We take a Tylenol and call it a day when 15 minutes of some simple exercises could bring peace and harmony to your system!

Now, you make the choice… It takes some work on a daily basis to undo all the stress our bodies endure from regular daily activities.  Pain killers take a toll on your body… Find the right combination of corrective exercise, stretching and strengthening to get your body to stop yelling at you!

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Weight Loss

July 11, 2011

Making Discussions about Weight More Comfortable…

As a trainer, many clients start out of a desire to lose weight.  Some quite a bit of weight, others a few pounds.  The topic of weight loss makes for uncomfortable and sometimes embarrassing discussions.  While the process to lose weight takes time, dedication and commitment as well as some serious soul searching, those of you who take positive steps to change your situation should be proud. 

We spend so much time in our society labeling thing as good or bad instead of simply taking each situation at face value.  At any point in time for any of us in any situation… (my famous saying) … It is what it is … Any of us can choose to move forward and make changes in a positive direction.  Nobody can change the past…

My thought in putting this post out – Many people struggle with their weight.  To those of you out there making positive changes (whether big or small) give yourself a big pat on the back.  It’s not easy and can feel like a huge undertaking… Congratulate yourself for moving in a positive direction!

Those of you who want to, take that step… Find a place where you feel safe and receive positive encouragement!  It’s possible to change!!!