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Relieve A Stiff Lower Back With 3 Unusual Stretches

Having a stiff lower back is annoying to say the least. It has a nasty habit of making you feel old!!! And no one wants to feel old… Even if you are 🙂 So in this article I am going to teach you how to do 3 unusual stretches to relieve a stiff lower back. […]

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Happy Hips

Who doesn’t love it when their hips feel nice and lose? I thought so and that’s why we made this video for you. It’s a 7 minute routine that will leave your hips feeling magical. Just make sure to follow the instructions though. Most people go way too hard with their stretching and you really […]

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Why Foam Rolling Isn’t Really Helping Your Knee Pain

You have been dutifully rolling before workouts… and after workouts……. and lets face it sometimes even instead of workouts. Why? Because it works Well, sort of….. It’s time to workout. You arrive at the gym and you reach for the foam roller. You lay it down on the floor and take a couple of deep […]

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The Link Between Chronic Pain & Inflammation

If you are struggling to get rid of chronic pain, this article will be of particular interest to you. In it, I am going to explain something that is so fundamental to what is going on inside your body, that unless you deal with it, it is unlikely that you will ever become completely pain […]

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Feet & Ankle Mobility Warm Up For Running

In today’s article I am going to show you a 2-3 minute program that when done consistently will do more to protect you from running injuries that anything else I know… But not only that, it has the potential to improve your running efficiency too! Today I am going to show you how to properly […]

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The Truth About Gluten Free Eating

I am not celiac, but I choose to eat gluten free for health reasons. In case you don’t know my back-story, I was sick with chronic fatigue for over a decade. And during that time I suffered with severe energy problems, joint pain, depression and a whole bunch of other unpleasant symptoms. So to put […]

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Are You Making Your Back Worse With The Way You Are Stretching?

You dutifully stretch your hamstrings every day for 20 minutes…. You even signed up for a yoga class, because it is so important… After you finish stretching it feels great… But then you wake up the next day and your hamstrings are just as tight. What is even more annoying is that your back still […]

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Preventing Injuries In Soccer

I will never forget sitting in the back of my dad’s car on the way to the hospital. I was holding my leg and it was bending half way down my shin! I am not sure if it was the pain or how long I would be away from the game that hurt the most. […]

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Using Science To Overcome Chronic Whiplash

With our overly crowded roads, whiplash injuries are almost an epidemic and if you haven’t personally been affected, I am sure you know someone who has. In addition to pain, whiplash victims also have to deal with the stress of an insurance claim and the mounting cost of repeated therapy treatments. The common held belief […]

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The Problem of Using An Outdated Model For Back Pain

Chronic back pain severely reduces quality of life and is one of the most common reasons people visit their doctor. Despite this, back pain is something that is poorly understood. The main reason for this is most people, including doctors and therapists, are still operating on an out-dated model of pain that stems back hundreds […]

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