Is Running or Jogging Bad for You?
Exercise Basics

Is Running or Jogging Bad for You?

Let’s just say that you are feeling the push to get moving more. Maybe some extra pounds have crept on and you have decided that it’s time to do something about it. You have checked out CrossFit, Orange Theory, or a boot camp class and noticed that often they start up with some running as…

Love Your Core So It Loves You Back
Exercise Basics

Love Your Core So It Loves You Back

Let’s say you are lugging around a couple of grocery bags, bags of mulch (or ice melt, depending), hefting luggage, or even having to help your aged dog up a flight of stairs. Ever wonder what your beloved core is doing to help you with this? Probably not! Even if you suddenly get a twinge…

Run Circles Around Your Fitness
Exercise Basics | Movement

Run Circles Around Your Fitness

Given that you probably have enough to do already, it makes sense to try to streamline your fitness workouts or exercises as much as you can, right? The key when you do this is to make sure that your short cuts are still being productive for you and your body. Otherwise, you may end up actually…

Antidote to Holiday Overload: Six Survivor Exercises
Exercise Basics

Antidote to Holiday Overload: Six Survivor Exercises

Good grief, here we go again. Time to “get through the holidays”. Don’t get me wrong…it’s a great time of year. One where we celebrate something outside of ourselves, and take time to appreciate all that we have been blessed with, including those around us. But, this can be a challenging time of year for…

The Curves in Your Back: “Off the Wall” is Good!
Exercise Basics | Movement

The Curves in Your Back: “Off the Wall” is Good!

I think that most of us go through our days without paying much attention to how much curve we have in our low backs. For sure, this is not something that is a real attention-grabber.   Even if we suffer from some stiffness or dull pain in that area, we don’t tend to focus on what…

Knee Safety, Back Safety, and Other Things
Exercise Basics

Knee Safety, Back Safety, and Other Things

Not too long ago I wrote a blog called “Lunges are Awesome for Your Knees! Or NOT!” (August 2018). Before that, there was another one called “Preventing Low Back Pain – Check Your Hip Flexors” (October 2017). And, way back when, there was a blog about using the hip hinge in many every day and…