Rise Up: Tips To Make Standing Up From a Seated Position Easy

For many people, the simple act of getting up from a seated position can be a challenge. The ordinary activities of standing and sitting are so basic that we take them for granted…until the day when we have to push, and push, and push again before achieving “liftoff”.  Difficulty in standing up from a chair […]

Stretches for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

The sooner you begin treating carpal tunnel syndrome proactively the better your chances for a complete recovery. These simple wrist stretches will help. Because they take less than one minute to complete, and can be done anywhere, it’s easy to practice them regularly throughout the day. Wrist Flexion Stretch for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome 1. Sit or stand tall […]

Move To Improve Your Brain

By now we are all quite familiar with the many ways exercise contributes to physical and emotional wellness. One of the hottest trends in exercise physiology research at the moment is taking a closer look at exactly how exercise benefits the brain.  So far, results confirm that cognitive benefits associated with exercise are more significant than imagined. This news comes at an […]

Hamstring Strength For Better Balance

Hamstring strength is important for good balance. The hamstrings are made up of 3 separate muscles: the biceps femoris, semitendinosus and semimembranosus. Here’s an easy way to work this muscle group from a seated position with a resistance band. Before you begin, tie the ends of an exercise band together in a knot to create a circle. It’s […]

Vision and Balance

Most of us depend heavily on our vision to tell us about our environment – knowing the height of the curb, obstacles to avoid, when we are approaching uneven surfaces, etc. This information gathered and processed through our ocular motor (visual) system keeps us safe and plays an important role in correcting balance challenges and avoiding falls. When we begin experiencing […]

Spine Activation to Feed the Mind

Keeping your spine flexible and mobile is not only good for your body but it’s actually improving your cognitive functioning. Dr. Roger Sperry, Nobel Prize Recipient for Brain Research, tells us that “90% of the stimulation and nutrition to the brain is generated by the movement of the spine.” If you find yourself sitting for […]