Ever wonder how penguins manage to do so well walking on ice? Notice their posture and below you will find tips to help you walk like a penguin and avoid falling this icy season. With the winter season officially here, Mother Nature must be confused as she has been sending snow and ice our way. The winter is when we often see and influx of patients whom have fallen and had resulting injuries that brings them to our practice. Below are tips and tricks to help you navigate the season safely.
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While we are all hoping the spring weather breaks soon, many people begin walking programs to begin to enjoy the weather and to increase their exercise levels after a sedentary winter due to the cold weather.
Here are 7 points that can help guide you to proper shoe selection.
1. Size Matters
Often times, people buy the size they have always thought they wore. However, when being properly measured, individuals find out they are in a shoe a half size too small or a half size too big which can have drastic effects on how the shoe fits including toe placement in the toe box, arch placement, and security of the heel in the shoe. Some keys to having proper footwear is to measure both feet, as they can be different sizes. Also a benefit is measuring your feet at the end of the day when your feet are the largest and when many people begin to experience discomfort with their shoes.
Continue reading Walking is Good for Your Mind, Body, and Spirit but with Proper Shoes
Stretching and Mobility Program for Golfing
With the Master’s completed and a new winner earned their green jacket, many are excited to get their own game started for the year.
In Illinois we are facing yet another round of snow, therefore there may be a few more days before people are back on the course for the spring. After many months of inactivity involving the rotational movement and mechanics required for golf, there is bound to be some soreness, aches, and pains that come with starting for the year. One of the best things after a long stiff winter is to improve a golfer’s flexibility and strength. This week we are going to discuss a few stretches for your upper extremities, back and core, and lower extremities to help alleviate some of the tightness that surrounds athletic movements. Continue reading Golf Season is Almost in Full Swing
It’s been 5 long months of cold weather and its most likely not quite over yet. But with a sneak peak of warm weather that lies ahead, people are eager to clean their homes and rid them of the dust and stuffiness that comes with winter. Here’s 5 tips to being safe while spring cleaning.
1. TAKE YOUR TIME.
Often spring cleaning is not done in a blink of an eye, rather it takes time to clean the house. At the end of the day of cleaning we often rush through because we are ALMOST done and this is when we often see injury. Remember your body is tired and need to take the extra precautions to avoid injury. Continue reading Tips for Staying Safe While Doing your Spring Cleaning
Did you set a New Year’s Resolution to become more active and improve your health?
Did you join the gym that you will commit to daily?
Good for you, these are great strides in improving your overall quality of life.
But now, your new workout regimen has you with tight, sore, and achy muscles. One of the most common thing people lack on when beginning a new exercise routine is the pre- and post-workout stretching routine. Now it is week 3 of working out for the first time in what feels like forever and your feeling plagued by sore and achy muscles. Continue reading New Year…New You…New Sore Muscles?