Self-Care! Why is it so Important?

Self-Care! Why is it so Important?

"We all get feeling overwhelmed whether it’s due to work, school or just life in general. We’ve all been faced with deadlines that seem almost impossible to meet and on top of that our calendars (which seems almost impossible to even look at) are always full of things that should have been done a week ago."

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Does foam rolling actually do any good?

Does foam rolling actually do any good?

"Foam rolling was once for professional athletes only. These days it’s hard to walk into a gym without tripping over somebody rolling around on a neoprene tube. Dedicated classes in hip New York gyms are frequented by the likes of Sarah Jessica Parker and Shakira. Forget protein shakers, resistance bands or Fit Bits: foam rollers are this season’s must-have gym accessory."

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Hamstring Stretch Training: Clinical Tidbit

Hamstring Stretch Training: Clinical Tidbit

Preliminary findings suggest nordic hamstring exercises and stretch training are a viable way to stimulate architectural adaptation. Changes in the passive elastic properties and ROM induced by stretch training is due to both increases in stretch tolerance AND changes in passive properties of muscle. This has been discussed and demonstrated in three recent studies

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How yoga got its stretch back

How yoga got its stretch back

"From the UK to Canada, China to India, around the world, yoga is big business. In 2016, Americans alone spent US$16 billion on yoga classes and products. To put that figure into perspective – this is the same amount allocated by the World Bank to help the entire continent of Africa tackle urgent climate change challenges."

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