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Essential Exercises and Stretches for Weak Hip Flexors

Essential Exercises and Stretches for Weak Hip Flexors The hip flexors are a particular group of muscles that are vital to the physical functionality of every individual, from the finest athlete to ordinary folks. They comprise primarily of the iliacus and psoas major muscles that connect the femur (or thigh bone) to the pelvis, and …

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How to Counteract the Negative Effects of Sitting

How to Counteract the Negative Effects of Sitting Prolonged sitting can have a dramatic impact on your health. Lack of movement has been linked to chronic disease such as cancer, diabetes, weight gain and more. It’s no wonder that sitting has been dubbed the new smoking!  As more people find themselves working behind a computer, it’s …

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A Better Way to Run Faster

A Better way to run Faster In a previous post, we discussed the dangers of overstriding and how it is one of the most common faux-pas of running form, as well as a very common cause of injury for many runners. The solution there was to increase your cadence to reduce stride length, which also affects …

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Four Simple Plyometric Exercises to Improve Your Running Form

Four Simple Plyometric Exercises to Improve Your Running Form Most important to a runner’s ability to perform effectively is the ability of the muscles and tendons to store energy. Improvements in the muscles’ ability to elastically store energy has incredible benefits for runners, wherein, the more energy stored, a runner would be more efficient at …

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The Surprising Ways Tight Hips Can Ruin Your Posture and Cause Back Pain

The Surprising Ways Tight Hips Can Ruin Your Posture and Cause Back Pain The hip flexors consist of a group of muscles which have a significant impact on our daily movements and play an essential role in in our functional tasks. The hip flexors connect the lower body. Specifically, they are a group of five …

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The Surprising Link Between Good Posture and Happiness

The Surprising Link Between Good Posture and Happiness It is truly incredible how the human body works sometimes. For example, take a look at our posture.  Something as small and simple as straightening your back while sitting and walking can have such a profound impact on your mental health, not to mention contributes to alleviating …

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The Runner’s Guide to Foam Rolling

The Runner’s Guide to Foam Rolling After a run, your muscles are in need of two things; relaxation and restoration. Foam Rolling is a form of self-massage which has become hugely popular among runners and exercise enthusiasts due to it’s ease of application and immediacy of results in improving running form. A foam roller is a …

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What is Your Lower Back Pain Telling You? Hint: It Might be Related to Poor Posture

What is Your Lower Back Pain Telling You? Hint: It Might be Related to Poor Posture You’ve been sitting at your office workstation all morning, intently finishing up an important client’s project. Getting up to take a well-deserved break, you nearly shout out in pain, as you are greeted by a sharp “twinge,” or the …

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ITB Syndrome Getting in the way of Your Running? Try These Stretches and Exercises Today

ITB Syndrome Getting in the way of Your Running? Try These Stretches and Exercises Today Iliotibial band syndrome is common injury that occurs in individuals who are very physically active. This is a stress injury that occurs as a result of inflammation and irritation of the iliotibial tendon that rubs against the femoral condyle. Damage …

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