posture

 

Posture – The Key to Lasting Physical Improvement

We can change the inside of our bodies, our appearance, even our height simply by learning good posture and how to hold our bodies in proper alignment.    Yes stretching leads to more flexibility and agility but if done with poor posture and a body that is misaligned movement will be limited.  A door can’t […]

Upper Cross Syndrome = Bad Posture

Did your mom always tell you to sit up straight, don’t slouch.  It’s bad posture.  Of course she was right!  Here’s the science to back her up.  Slouching (think about how you work on the computer), or upper cross syndrome, is signified by rounded shoulders, head in front of the body and an apparent curve […]
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Why Everyone Needs Some Yoga

You are well aware that today’s modern lifestyle is a killer.  The daily stress resulting from our current routines, demands and expectations is more than many can bear.  That is why stress is the leading cause of workplace sickness, the root cause of many illnesses and conditions, and a contributing factor to the why, when […]

Treatment for Frozen Shoulder

If you notice that your shoulder’s range of motion is becoming less and shoulder movement is becoming increasingly painful then you may be on your way to a frozen shoulder. Frozen shoulder, also called adhesive capsulitis, is a painful condition that can disrupt your sleep and prevent you from moving the affected arm. Your risk […]
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Benefits of Bare Feet

At Healthy Habits I often ask clients to take off their shoes and exercise in bare feet.  I like clients to feel the ground, this stimulates neurological receptors in the feet which send valuable information to the brain.  Balance and agility improves.   Getting rid of the structured shoe and exercising in bare feet also […]
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Functional Movement Screening

At Healthy Habits we believe that posture and alignment are the root of lasting physical improvement.  Because of our belief we are cutting edge in the health industry.  We spend considerable amount of time learning about our clients’ bodies so we can put together the best exercise plan for each individual.  Because we focus first […]

Flexibility — Use It Or Lose It

As we get older our flexibility deteriorates, often due to a less active lifestyle.  But we need our flexibility to help us perform our daily activities with ease and without aches and pains.  Reduced mobility of joints and tighter muscles create compromised body movements and posture habits that throw our bodies out of alignment leading […]

Is Your Nutrition Getting in the Way of Good Posture?

At Healthy Habits we help people permanently thrive through posture and alignment, as the root of lasting physical improvement.  So why do we offer nutritional services?  How does nutrition link to postureandalignment?   Since the foods we eat affect the health of all soft tissue and bone it is important that we look after our […]

Saving Your Low Back

  Our last post, “Activate Those Glutes! Stretch Your Psoas” dated Friday August 12, 2012 talked about how to activate the glutes.  An important motivator for using your gluteal muscles (your buttocks) is to avoid lower back injuries.  Not using your glutes places too much strain on your lower back.  You’ve heard that you should […]

Correcting Posture Imbalances

Muscles and movement are integrated into body-wide fascial webbing. Myofascia refers to muscle tissue and its web of connective(fascial)tissue.

Hyperextended knee protocal

Hyperextended knees though often considered a genetic disorder can be reversed.Individuals with hyper extended knees will often present with lower back pain that canbe remedied with knee mechanics improvements.
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