With shoulders slumped and slouched, necks thrust forward, and heads bent over electronic devices, it’s no surprise that many people suffer due to bad posture. Your posture and body alignment doesn’t have to be dramatically off to affect how you function or to cause pain.Want to improve your posture? Here are some effective exercises which target the muscles essential for good posture. These exercises will activate and strengthen the ENTIRE posterior chain.All you need is a medium-heavy
The Trapezius is one of the upper back muscles that stabilizes our shoulder blades and facilitates shoulder and neck movement. This muscle is oftentimes misused as the result of stress, tension, and incorrect sleeping positions. Overuse often occurs after sitting hunched over for extended periods of time.When muscles are misused or overused they can develop adhesions which limit their range of motion, compromise their function, and cause pain. Neck pain and headaches are common when adhesions
Most of us have probably experienced neck stiffness and soreness at some point in their life. In fact, neck pain is one of the most common types of pain among Americans. Taking some time to stretch can make help loosen the muscles, increase range of motion, and help reduce pain. Relieve tension in your neck and traps by following along with this video that demonstrates two simple, yet effective stretches that can be done while seated or standing; Clasping Neck Stretch, Shoulder Shrugs. As
This week’s heat wave gives us a perfect excuse to make this dairy free Mango Pineapple Sorbet using only 3 ingredients!INGREDIENTS: 2 cups frozen pineapple 2 cups frozen mango 1 tbsp lime (or orange) juice INSTRUCTIONS: Using a quality blender, puree mango, pineapple and juice until consistency is smooth. Enjoy immediately or keep frozen until ready to serve.
No gym equipment? No problem... BE your own gym! This bodyweight workout not only challenges your core strength, but also your cardio respiratory endurance. If you’re looking to kick up a good sweat anytime anywhere, give this high intensity interval circuit a try!Perform each exercise for 45 seconds, with 15 second recoveries in between.1️⃣ Mountain Climber2️⃣ Superman Lat Pulldown3️⃣ Push-up Shoulder Tap4️⃣ Jump Lunge5️⃣ Kneeling Hip Thrust6️⃣ Oblique Bicycle CrunchRepeat the entire circuit 5
Don’t think you can do a Push-up? Think again! Push-ups are a great way to strengthen and tone your entire upper body and core. They require no gym memberships or fancy equipment; you can do them anywhere. Best of all, they can be adapted to challenge anyone from beginners to advanced lifters as demonstrated in this video.Give it a try and enjoy the benefits of a strong and fit body!