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Summer is here and that means everyone from the elite runner to the weekend hiker will be out and about trying to shake off the winter blues. As you increase your activity level, you may find that you aren’t as physically capable as you once were, or maybe you have been ignoring a nagging pain for far too long or perhaps there’s a longer race distance looming on the horizon. Whatever the reason, just as a regular oil change promises to keep your car running at its peak performance, a...
Posted on 2017-07-22
Cold weather and icy roads do not deter everyone from running and exercising outside, as it should not. Utilizing safe outdoor practices and wearing proper clothing will keep you running all year round. As with all activities when you are exercising in the cold, you want to ensure that most importantly you are wearing the appropriate clothing. While staying warm when exercising is important, it is also key not to bundle up too much. One common mistake novices to cold weather workouts do is dress...
Posted on 2015-02-03
The temperature has dropped and the snow has started to fall.  That means it is time to get out on the slopes and trails and enjoy some popular winter sports! Skiing (downhill and cross country) and snowboarding are great ways to stay fit and have fun in the winter months. Avoiding injury while having fun is the name of the game when you step out into the cold outdoors this winter. We'll outline some common winter sport injuries and how to avoid these injuries. Downhill skiing and snowboar...
Posted on 2015-01-06
   Ergonomics in the office place is a hot topic and with good reason...you spend most of your waking hours there. If you have a desk job, this place that we are referring to is the space in and around your computer, chair, and desk.   Why is it so important to have a good desk setup anyway? If you sit with poor posture all day and/or have awkward placement of frequently used desktop items such as your computer screen, keyboard, or mouse, you are more likely to sustain what we in...
Posted on 2014-12-02
  There are a few basic rules for lifting everyday items that you should follow to avoid injuring yourself. Two of the most commonly injured areas resulting from improper lifting technique are your low back and your shoulder(s).  Be mindful that it only takes one improper lifting maneuver or poor judgment regarding the size and/or weight of something to injure oneself.  There are various lifting techniques that can be utilized depending on the size and weight of the object. Squat ...
Posted on 2014-11-04
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