How to Avoid Back Pain When Weight Lifting: 8 Top Tips

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Did you know that building up muscle is a great way to heal or prevent back pain? That’s right, having strong and flexible muscles can help prevent major injuries. The problem is that if you’re not lifting properly, you can actually cause pain and injuries in your back. This may seem counterintuitive, but the trick is making sure that you’re lifting weights the … Read More

8 Effective Stretches for Loosening Up Tight Hips

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Does pain prevent you from doing the things you love? If your lower back, knees, or ankles are constantly aching, you could have tight hips. The number one cause of hip tightness is sitting still, a habit that is hard to avoid in today’s world.  If you spend many hours at a desk, in a car, or in front of the television, it’s important to make time … Read More

Rotator Cuff Tendinitis 101: How to improve mobility, strength, and possibly, avoid surgery.

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Everyone has an opinion on the management of shoulder pain. Whether it is a family member, co-worker, or neighbor, you are bound to find someone that tried to rid of their shoulder pain conservatively or surgically. You will hear both sides of people’s experiences when it comes to having shoulder surgery. Some will say that it helped and they would … Read More

5 Ways to How to Improve Gut Health

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Contrary to popular belief, bacteria isn’t always bad. In fact, an ecosystem of trillions of bacteria called the ‘gut microbiome’ plays a vital role in our body’s overall health. As we’ve previously shared in our ‘Stool Testing 101 and How Your Gut Impacts How You Feel’ post, a healthy gut microbiome is important for our mood, our muscular system, and … Read More

4 Ways to Relieve Common Crossfit Injuries

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If you love a fitness challenge, CrossFit offers exactly this! This interval training mixes strength and conditioning workouts, encouraging you to perform functional movements, like pushing, pulling, squatting, etc, at a high intensity. Though this will whip you into excellent shape, pushing yourself athletically always runs the risk of injury. If you suffer from CrossFit injuries, do you know how to … Read More