Back Pain – Part I: Clues into the why’s and how’s of Back Pain

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Back pain royally sucks, no doubt (I speak from personal experience). It will strike most of us at some point in our lives- some people earlier than others, some more intensely and debilitating than others, some recover quickly while others it becomes a chronic condition. Why? The first answer is: genetics. You got what you’re Continue Reading

Minimalist shoes: good or bad?

As with many things in life, it depends… The short answer is good (for most people), but the long answer is a bit more complicated. As anyone who has read Chris McDougal’s infamous book “Born to Run” can tell you, the (formerly) modern running shoe model – a thicker sole on the heel side for Continue Reading

Posture Part III: What You Can Do

As we learned in Part I of this series, a postural distortion is the result of muscle imbalances caused by repetitive motion or prolonged misalignment. So, the remedy for bad posture lies in correcting the imbalance. Depending on your particular postural woes, pick and choose from the exercises below. The key is consistency – your Continue Reading

Posture Part II: Ergonomics

If it seems like ergonomic workstations are all the rage right now, that’s because Americans are getting tired of having sore backs, necks and wrists. We’re tired of sitting all day long – and our spines have had it. Like I said – if the spine ain’t happy, ain’t NOBODY happy. As a society, we Continue Reading