I am sure you have heard of the saying that “sitting is the new smoking” and are probably aware of how bad prolonged sitting is for you and your posture. The unfortunate thing is that most of us have to sit at work or at home. So if we can’t avoid it, we may as well try to do it as best as we can. This way we can minimize the negative effects of sitting as much as possible. When it comes to the BEST sitting position I recently read a great quote by Dr Kelly Starrett that sums it up nicely. “Your best position is your next one”. What does this mean? and what is the best sitting position? Continue reading to find out.
The knee is one of the most common joints we injure, especially in athletes. Common injuries are sprains and strains, then there are meniscus injuries and ACL tears etc. In severe cases, surgery is going to be required, but is it always the best option? According to an article on www.mercola.com exercise may work just as well as surgery with some injuries. In the article Dr Mercola discusses several pieces of research which shows that exercise can be just as effective as surgery for certain injuries. I will go over a few of the key findings here, but if you are interested follow this link to read the full article. Continue reading to see what the studies show and what to make of it.
In the last few posts I have discussed foot positioning and some simple techniques to help reduce the tension and muscle imbalances that often develop as a result of foot dysfunction. Hopefully you have tried a few of them and your feet are feeling better. The next step in the process is to help strengthen the feet and regain control of the muscles. There are lots of different exercises to do, but these are some good ones to start with. Continue reading to learn about the exercises.
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