Posts Tagged "pilates"

How To Remove The Weight Of The World From Your Shoulders in 16 seconds

How To Remove The Weight Of The World From Your Shoulders in 16 seconds

How To Remove The Weight Of The World From Your Shoulders Pop quiz, hot shots: Which of the following has been linked to headaches, neck pain, pinched nerves, decreased lung capacity, and depression? eating strawberry ice cream petting puppies looking down/texting from your smart phone wearing a heavy watch If you answered B, petting puppies, then you would completely wrong and maybe even a cat-lover.  The answer is C!  Looking down for too many hours at your smart phone or tablet. Un-zombie yourself from email and Facebook for a moment and listen to this: According to an article published in my hometown rag, the Washington Post, ‘The human head weighs about a dozen...

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The Guide to Owning Back to School

The Guide to Owning Back to School

Easy there parents, eaaaaaaaaaasy! It’s the time of year that every parent has been waiting for…the beginning of a new school year when the kiddos are back in classroom and out of your living room. Here are 7 juicy tips to get you and your family on track as you adapt back into the school year:  Feed your child a nutritious and fueling breakfast. It is proven that children who eat breakfast have an easier time concentrating and are more productive than those who do not eat breakfast.  Do your best to avoid excessively sugary cereals and foods that will cause your child to crash into zombie mode.  Begin the day with some nutritious foods such as eggs on top of veggies...

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On A Very Special Episode of HBO’s Ballers: Killing Pain with Pain Killers

On A Very Special Episode of HBO’s Ballers:  Killing Pain with Pain Killers

I’ve recently emerged from living under a rock and got expanded cable.  Blame it on having a baby and actually being home!  We didn’t even have a remote control until recently (feel free to judge). At the recommendation of my father who knows I work in sports, the HBO series, Ballers, was at the very top of his ‘catch up with living in 2016’ list.  And so I did!  After binge watching all of Season 1 and just getting into Season 2 I can say a few things about my addiction to this show: Given that my patients include elite professional athletes from the NFL, NBA, Horse racing, etc., the show is so real it’s almost eerie instead of entertaining. Ballers is based here in...

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Getting Treated Like An Olympian With Cupping

Getting Treated Like An Olympian With Cupping

While watching the Rio Olympics, you may have noticed several athletes covered in circular symmetrical bruises. No, these bruises are not injuries from their sport (or even getting slapped by an octopus, as I’ve heard!). In fact, they are marks caused by an ancient form of therapy called “cupping”. Cupping has long existed in many cultures including China and Africa to stimulate the flow of blood and energy in the body. There are several techniques, but the method used by Dr. Rayna Stengel at Miami Sports Chiropractic & Yoga Center involves lighting a flame inside a specialized circular glass cup and then swiftly placing the cup on the patient’s skin, which...

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How To Avoid Catching Pokémon Posture

How To Avoid Catching Pokémon Posture

If you’re anything like me, you have little to no idea why Pokémon is suddenly making a HUGE comeback. I decided to see exactly what all the hype is about. Pokémon Go is an ‘augmented-reality’ game that launched last month. In a nutshell, the game lays a sort of semi-transparent Poké-world over your actual, geographical location, which you can explore by physically walking around while staring zombie-like at your screen (no judgement). The app makes the little Poké-monsters appear on your smartphone screen, through the camera, as you walk through your neighborhood –making it seem as if they are right in front of you as you collect them all. Pokémon Go is providing...

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