Are  Sit-ups Pointless?

Are Sit-ups Pointless?

For most of us, the first thing that comes to mind when we want to work on our core is doing sit-ups, or crunches. This exercise targets the abdominal muscles that can produce the oft-times desired “6 pack” of rippled muscle in our midsection. But there is much more to…

Four Easy Moves for Tight Shoulders

Four Easy Moves for Tight Shoulders

Having just returned from a long-postponed road trip, I was unceremoniously reminded that car or plane travel can cause us (me) to stiffen up.  It’s great to get away, but having no choice but to hold one position for hours on end can mean needing some time to get the…

2021:  The Year of the Stretch

2021: The Year of the Stretch

How often do we blow off our stretches after an activity?  After all, we have done the work, it’s over, and we want to move on.  Or, we do a few stretches as a warm-up, thinking that is enough.  The thing is, stretching is just as important as the activity…