Looking for some drug-free pain relief?

Posted by Kyra Constam on August 3, 2017 at 11:19 AM

Before reaching for your Advil or Aleve, consider if your pain could be alleviated with better flexibility and mobility. Aches and pains in one part of your body could be caused by tightness or out-of-alignment in a different body part. While most people regard–or are in the process of incorporating–exercise as an important part of their lifestyle, it’s not uncommon for people to quickly complete or skip over stretching as part of their routine. Although it may seem insignificant, taking some time every day to stretch and work on muscle and joint stiffness could greatly help pain if you have it, while making you feel better overall.

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Topics: tips, muscle strengthening

Are Wearable Activity Trackers Telling You the Truth?

Posted by Kyra Constam on October 6, 2016 at 11:00 AM

Activity trackers are meant to log physical activity, but are they falsely boosting your confidence? According to Centers for Disease Control, “physical activity is anything that gets your body moving.” However, the term ‘moving’ can be interpreted in different ways. Thankfully, the CDC goes on to clarify that there are two types of movement that truly count as physical activity: aerobic and muscle-strengthening. If you’re not familiar with aerobic exercise, you may know it as another term: cardio.

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Topics: exercise, wellness, activity trackers, health, cardio, aerobic exercise, muscle strengthening, advice