How you sit is wrecking your neck
author Peter Levidis, December 06, 2017

Did you know that...?     You increase the strain on your neck muscles 3-fold when you are staring into a computer for hours on end or sitting for too long.   Your head weighs approximately 8% of your bodyweight.  Therefore, if someone weighing in at 150 lbs, then their head weighs in at 12...

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Spice up your plank + BLACK FRIDAY SALE!
author Peter Levidis, November 23, 2017

High Plank Lateral Walks   You can now hold the top of a push up!   Your head and lower back are in perfect alignment!   You are almost ready to do a push up but you need a bit more arm and core strength!   Maintain your high plank (top of push up) position....

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Stop squeezing the stress ball!
author Peter Levidis, November 08, 2017

STOP SQUEEZING THAT STRESS BALL!     Some people have a stress ball or tennis ball that they squeeze to relieve them of some aggravation.  That’s fine.    But when someone has an elbow/wrist tendinitis, squeezing a stress ball hurts but may also be contributing to the injury!   The forearm has muscles that flex...

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How can your purse or laptop bag create havoc?
author Peter Levidis, October 24, 2017

DO NOT DO THIS!       This is not an uncommon sight to see.  STOP right now!  It does not matter how heavy your purse, laptop bag, or luggage is, the fact that it is on your shoulder will skew your body alignment immensely!    What do you think would happen to this person...

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Bucket of sand for a healthy hand!
author Peter Levidis, October 12, 2017

Bucket of sand for a healthy hand!     Walking on sand is a great form of working all the intrinsic muscles of the feet and challenges balance and strength.  The irregular sand on beaches is great for this.  It is tiring but beneficial for stabilizing the lower leg.   The same can be said...

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Cardio vs. resistance training & Our Open House WEEK!
author Peter Levidis, September 13, 2017

             VS         What is your goal?   Many people still believe the best way to burn fat and to lose weight is through aerobic exercise when in fact jumping off the treadmill and focusing on strength training is the key to get you results.  If your...

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A properly adjusted back pack will save your child’s back!
author Peter Levidis, August 31, 2017

It's great to see all the smiling faces on social media getting back to the grind for their school year!  Of course, along with the biking, walking, and bussing, comes the backpack that, whether it be heavy or light, can add a substantial load on your child's back.  Hopefully they won't be walking 45 minutes...

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Watch where you run!
author Peter Levidis, July 20, 2017

Now that it is finally summer and warmer outside, more runners take to the streets!    It is very rare that running surfaces are perfectly level.  There is always some degree of tilt (sidewalks and the sides of roads, for instance).  Running constantly on a tilted road surface can promote more ankle, knee, hip and pelvic...

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Watch what you drink!
author Peter Levidis, July 08, 2017

Read the ingredients!   Here is the nutritional information from a can of soda:   “Ingredients: carbonated water, caramel, color, phosphoric and citric acid, aspartame (contains phenylalanine), flavors, sodium benzoate, caffeine, acesulfamine-potassium”   Here is a can that mentions that this is “for calorie-reduced diets.”   This can, however, has no calories, no fat, no...

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author Peter Levidis, June 10, 2017

 

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