Think your kid's posture is starting to suffer from always looking down at a cellphone? It is, according to a national chain of physical therapy clinics, which reports that more teens than ever are complaining of "text neck," or back and neck pain that can only be explained by the strain on the body caused by constant viewing of hand-held technology. Teens are experiencing the same shoulder, neck and back pain usually felt by people 30 years older. They shouldn't be experien
Now that August is here, we are moving into the hottest time of the summer. Recently the heat index has risen to over 108°. With football practices starting and people enjoying other outdoor activities and vacations, it is important to know the signs and symptoms of heat related illness. Those most at risk for heat related illnesses are children, the elderly, and people who work or exercise in hot environments. According the American Red Cross, a heat-related illness occu
How does it work and does it really work? In simplest form, Whole Body Cryotherapy works by tricking the body into believing it will freeze. The brain makes the body draw blood from the limbs and rush it to the core, then it rushes out after your session is done (normal sessions is approximately 2 to 3 minutes long) expanding capillaries and white blood cells by up to 400 percent, oxygenating the blood and releasing toxins! Endorphins and a natural anti-inflammatory provide e
Just the thought of it, makes you cringe, having kids lift weights? Come'on, that's not good for them. Or is it? In all my years in the business, the question that gets asked to me the most by parents is, "when can kids start lifting weights and exercising?" and I always answer it with these questions to them. Are you ok with your kids going to a play ground and climbing on monkey bars? are you ok with your kids running up and down a hill? are you ok with your kids jumping
Trainers, friends, and nutrition know-it-alls love to tell you that this ingredient will boost your metabolism, or that habit will slow it down. But is there any truth to these metabolism myths?
Let’s get a bit science-y first. You’ve heard of the energy balance equation: “energy in” versus “energy out,” right? The calories you eat are the energy in. Your metabolism is the energy out. Basically, it’s how efficiently you’re able to digest, process, use, and store energy. Of