According to Kay and Shipman, authors of "The Confidence Code", women are wired to be less confident than men.
According to Mayo Clinic, any extended sitting — such as at a desk, behind a wheel or in front of a screen — can be harmful.
But based on multiple studies, the answer to the above is still up for debate!
However, it seems clear that less sitting and more moving overall contribute to better health.
According to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, back pain is one of the American’s most common health problems, with 1 out of 4 people experiencing back pain 1 day out of every 3 months. More pressure is applied through your low back when you sit versus stand.
You might start by simply standing rather than sitting when you have the chance or finding ways to walk while you work.
Through Myofascial Release, as a patient and as a therapist, I understand the importance of treating the whole body, not just the symptoms, and that every ‘body’ is unique based on their response to life circumstances.
Myofascial Release (MFR, John F Barnes approach) is a very effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle, varied, sustained pressure and elongation into the body’s fascia. Fascia is the body’s connective tissue. Think about it as a three-dimensional spider web that is found throughout the entire body. It extends from head to toe, surrounding every system in our body, and is responsible for our structure/shape.
These techniques can help eliminate pain and restore posture and motion. It is gentle in nature and can help people with many degrees of pain, from chronic pain syndromes to injury recovery.
Fascial restrictions do not appear on standard medical tests and can only be felt through hands-on...
Good sleep is just as important as diet and exercise. When you sleep, your body and mind regenerate from the stress of the day. And the need for sleep never goes away – especially if you’re pushing yourself creatively, professionally, or athletically. It is recommended, adults get an average of 7-8 hours of sleep per night.
Read on to learn some of the side effects of not getting enough sleep, benefits of good sleep, and tips to experience better sleep.
Side Effects of Sleep Deprivation:
Benefits of Good Sleep:
Tips for Better Sleep:
Summer is filled with outdoor fun, vacations, and the tendency to cram in as much activity as possible before school starts up again.
If you find yourself getting carried away in the hustle and bustle of the summer season, try one of my favorite and most effective whole-body self-treatments - Self Unwinding. It’s my way of “unwinding” my mind and body, especially after a week of fun-filled activities and preparing for a busy week ahead.
Enjoy this video of Self Myofascial Unwinding led by John F. Barnes, my mentor and Father of Myofascial Release. Give it a try and share your experience, or share your favorite way of “unwinding” after a busy holiday/vacation.
If you are looking for some help in learning to "unwind," make an appointment to see me today.