Everything you know about stretching is probably wrong! There’s way more to stretching than just pulling harder. It’s okay. You’re in good company, and it’s not your fault. When your muscle is “tight” it’s because it’s short, right? So to make it longer you need to “stretch” it? And if I stretch harder then I’ll…

When there is direct trauma to the knee, then your knee pain is probably a knee problem. What constitutes direct trauma? Imagine a linebacker tackles you from the side and completely takes out your knee; that’s a knee problem. A dramatic example, but the point is that in the vast majority of cases the knee…

The most common question I get asked by my patients is “what is the best sleeping position?”. It’s a very important question; the seven to eight hours we spend in bed each night have a significant impact on our posture and have the power to contribute to or alleviate neck and back pain. My top…

As part of my nutritional consultation process with my patients, I ask them to share the 3 most “unhealthy” foods they eat. Their responses give me insights at many levels. One is an understanding of how they define “healthy” and how hard they are going to be on themselves as they work to improve their…

With every New Year comes a revised version of the same resolution; Getting habitual with and succeeding in being healthier. Most enter the spectrum of change unprepared, a usual recipe for defeat as time speeds up on us and old patterns haunt. Here’s a list of 10 bullet points I find key and essential to…

Its a tightrope-like balance, adequately challenging ones abilities, without causing injury, to avoid a plateauing performance. In this article I am going to debunk one of the biggest myths in fitness, explain the importance of recovery, and share some easy to spot warnings of overtraining. Overtraining, More is Not Better The age-long idea that more…

In the last twenty years our culture has accumulated a sleep debt. The average adult today gets almost 2 hours less sleep than their grandparents did at their age. Sleep Pattern Disturbances Fitness experts often overlook the power of sleep, but it is one of our body’s basic needs. It is likely you spend more…

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