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Tag: Breathing

Finding Your Bliss – Group Exercise

Finding Your Bliss – Group Exercise

I take Pilates every Thursday afternoon, and it’s hard, but I keep going back for more. I’m hooked. Why? Because, as I’m breathing and counting the “one hundreds” in unison with the group, I can feel the whole world at one, moving in synchrony, happy, without a care in the world…  Too much? yeah, I thought

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Tossing & Turning – Your Pain and Sleep

When we see anyone for an initial visit, therapists want to know about sleep. Why should we care? We care because people who sleep poorly are more likely to develop pain, and having pain can lead to poor sleep. The associations are not equal however: sleep disturbance is a stronger predictor of pain than pain is of

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Pilates for Rehab and Fitness

We’ve Got the Secret Sauce – Pilates

You’ve graduated from physical therapy and you’re feeling good. Now all you have to do is keep doing your home exercises and you’ll be good as gold. Easy, right? Uhh, maybe. If you are uber disciplined, can always find an extra 20 minutes in your day, never get bored doing the same exercises, then yes, good as

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4 Simple Exercises To Help You Cope

4 Simple Exercises To Help You Cope

Every time I got in the car, I started humming. For months after my son died, it was the same simple lullaby. I sang my way through Driver’s Ed too, sweaty palms gripping the wheel and Ooh Child (Things are Gonna Get Easier) playing over and over in my head. And now, I find these

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POSTURE: THE STRAIGHT SCOOP

POSTURE: THE STRAIGHT SCOOP

“My posture is horrible“. It’s a common refrain from patients who are also thinking: – my bad posture is the reason I hurt. Myths like that are common, even among physical therapists. While many of us blame poor posture for our pain, research says NO. Yes, posture matters, but in ways that will surprise you. Here’s

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How Long Will I Live?

How Long Will I Live?

Grip Strength One somewhat surprising predictor of longevity is grip  strength. In one study, researchers measured grip strength in almost 140,000 adults from 17 countries and over a 4-year period, monitored their health and re-measured grip strength. An 11-pound decrease in grip strength was linked to a 16% increased risk of dying from any cause. Grip strength was

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