Recovery

Forever Fit

Forever Fit

Getting older doesn’t have to mean retiring from your favorite activities and sports. Here’s your guide for staying fit for life.I’m 70. There, I said it.None of my previous milestone birthdays — not 40, 50, or even 60 — got my attention. But 70 did

Mindfulness

How to Infuse Mindfulness in Your Workouts

We all know the importance of getting to the gym and working out. Is showing up really 80 percent of the challenge? If so, why do so many people show up to their workouts but have not gotten closer to their personal fitness goals? Does your workout look something like this: you’re on your phone reading or sending messages, your face is tense, at times you forget to breathe and hold your breath, you are speeding through each exercise to get it over with as quickly as possible, you stop when the movement becomes challenging.

Anatomy of the Foot

Got Back or Hip Pain? Start With Your Feet First!

Two weeks ago, I had pushed my body to its limit. Long runs, heavy lifting, intense yoga practice and a stressful week at work, I felt a deep pain in my joints, especially in my hip which was healing a stress fracture and a strain in the attachment at my greater trochanter. These injuries began to radiate throughout my hip (specifically in my sacroiliac joint – located in the pelvis by the sacrum) into my lower back. My yoga teacher informed me that I needed to take at least 3 weeks off from physical activity.

Making the Connection: Sleep and Injuries

Making the Connection: Sleep and Injuries

When we’re sick or injured, we all know that getting plenty of rest is important. This is because during sleep your muscles and soft tissues heal and scar tissue develops. Scar tissue is the dense fiber that the body creates to repair injuries, whether it’s a sudden injury or a chronic injury that develops over time.