What are the two resources in life that we generally can’t get back once they are lost? Most people say money, trust, or happiness. While there are multiple answers that are correct, my answers are always time and health. No matter where you live, how old you are, what color, or what gender these two resources are universal. A minute is the same to me as it is to a child in Japan and the same goes for health. The difference between you and someone else is what you DECIDE to do with your time and health. At the end of the day everything that WE CHOOSE to do or not to do is a decision and we are responsible for them.Read More
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It’s the start of a new year and if you’re like most, you’ve made a resolution to be healthier. Running is a popular choice for people who want to lose weight, join a community, and achieve their fitness goals. With all the benefits running can provide, there’s often a misconception that anyone can do it. Sure, you may be able to run but are you running efficiently so that you minimizes the risk for injury? Running injuries can be frustrating but avoidable if you understand the biomechanics and the areas to focus on. Here are a few tips that can improve your performance to set that new PR.Read More
Dr. Matthew Starling here, and today I’m going to look a bit more at the particularities of the deadlift.
Two common things I see when people go down into a deadlift is that their shoulders and hips stay inline and there isn't much change. It all sort of stays in the unit, but the knees are shifting far forward. So if I'm doing my deadlifts like this, it's actually more of a squat than anything else. So if you're doing your deadlifts that way, well, you're not really doing a deadlift. You're not working the areas that you need to.
The second type I see frequently is not driving forward in the knees. People go down fine but then at the very end, there's a bit of a “butt wink.” Instead of keeping the back flat, the hips tuck under that way. The problem with this is you're going down, you're stable, stable, stable, and then at the end, it shifts, which means your low back is no longer protected.
On any given day people are lifting hundreds of pounds. The weight doesn't matter, when you go into an improper position and your low back isn't protected anymore, that's when you start to feel pain or tightness. The best way to go about this is to get evaluated so we can diagnose your patterns and help fix the problem beforehand.
Dr. Matt Starling, DC
Injuries unfortunately come with the territory when playing sports. After an athlete suffers an injury, often times it is not addressed properly which causes a delayed or incomplete recovery and more time on the sidelines. This can be due to the athlete simply not knowing what to do, ignoring the injury, or getting inadequate medical advice/treatment.
Let’s talk about the 7 biggest mistakes athletes make when they get injured so that you (or your son/daughter) won’t do any of them and can get back to playing as fast (and safely) as possible.Read More
If you are ok with JUST dealing with it, you are not realizing your health’s potential.
It’s our mission here at HealthFit to partner with you to help you get to a place that you have pretty much forgotten about. By working WITH you, we start to work on that mind shift that will allow you to start to envision what life can possibly be like.Read More
The relationship between back pain and core stability are often directly related, but not often discussed together. In discussing the relationship between back pain and core stability the big question is, what is the core? To picture the region of the core, visualize a cylinder. The front of the cylinder is like your abdominals, with four layers of abdominal muscles, and if you go to the back, there you’ll find the back extensors, there are different layers of back extensors. On the bottom of the cylinder is your pelvic floor, and on the top is your diaphragm, which not many people pay attention to.Read More
Pregnancy can be an exciting, terrifying and amazing experience. 40 weeks of unknowns can really take a toll on you. We get a lot of questions from our clients so we decided to create the top 7 things you need to know about your pregnancy to better prepare you to bring your little bundle of joy into this world.Read More
Shoulder pain whether it stems from some sort of impingement to recovering from rotator cuff surgery can be incredibly uncomfortable. Throughout the day you are conscious and able to do what you can to minimize pain but the six, seven, eight-plus hours that you're spending sleeping can often times aggravate your shoulder, especially if you're the ones that can only sleep on your side, and unfortunately, sleep on the side that you're having shoulder pain with.Read More
When a client works with a trainer or a coach it is a unique relationship, the very foundation of which requires patience. There is no immediate gratification, it's not like walking into Macy's where you pay and walk out the door with something tangible in your hands.Read More
One of the biggest questions we like to ask our clients after they have succeeded in reaching their goals here at HealthFit is, "Why did you wait so long for you to make a decision to make an appointment?"
Here are the three top reasons why:Read More