Yard Work Dos and Don’ts to Avoid Back Pain

Spring is in full swing here in Northern Virginia, and homeowners are out tackling their yard work to remove weeds, plant flowers, and even sow seeds for veggie gardens.  Working in the yard can be challenging yet rewarding, especially when you see the results of your labor. However, yard work is also a common cause […]

Neck Stiffness in the Cold and How to Stop It

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The weather is teasing like it’s about to start warming up. But if cold nights and recent snow have you dealing with neck stiffness, this article is for you. Why does cold weather result in neck stiffness, and what can you do about it? Here is what you need to know. Why Does Cold Air […]

Winter: Why It’s a Good Time to Try Resistance Training

Resistance Training Equipment at Home

You may have seen the term resistance training as a buzzword when it comes to exercise. However, resistance training isn’t just for bodybuilders and fitness models. This can be an essential way to get vital exercise during the winter months. So let’s discuss what resistance training is good for, who can benefit from it, and […]

The Importance of Staying Mobile During the Winter Months

Winter is in full swing, and with it comes the temptation to be a little sedentary. But doing less activity in an attempt to stay indoors where it is warm can lead to problems for your joints. Let’s consider some of the reasons to stay mobile during the winter months, and then we will discuss […]

New Year’s Resolution: Improve Your Posture

The start of the new year is when many people set goals. While some of those may have to do with family, work, or hobbies, at least one of your goals for the new year should be related to health. Improving your posture is a very reachable goal, but it can also have a massive […]

Neck Pillows for Airplanes – What You Need to Know

Neck pillows are an item that travelers commonly use on long journeys. But are they actually good for your neck? We’re going to give you some tips to help you get the best neck pillow. Then we will explain how to use it properly so you don’t accidentally make neck soreness worse. How to Purchase […]

Should I Stretch a Sore or Painful Hamstring?

At first glance, this seems like a simple question. Most injuries respond well to gentle stretching. However, if your hamstring is sore or painful, you need to find out what the injury is first. There is a big difference between stretching a hamstring that is injured or stretching a hamstring that is experiencing delayed onset […]

Spine Stress Fractures in Young Athletes (spondylolisthesis)

Spondylolysis occurs when a thin bone that connects the vertebrae of the lower spine is impacted by overuse. Repeated stress can cause a fracture. It is so common that about 5% will experience this stress fracture of the spine at one time or another, according to Johns Hopkins Medicine. So let’s take a closer look […]

Tips to Stop Back Pain During a Road Trip

Are you going to try and sneak in one more road trip before summer is over? Are you going to try and beat the crowds with a fall road trip? Maybe you just returned from a road trip, and your back is feeling it. This article will provide tips to help you prevent back pain […]