Author Archives: katiasilv

A Foam Roller: The New Household Essential

Do you ever find your self massaging out your neck when you are feeling over-stressed? Myofascial release is the act of applying external pressure on the muscle and fascia to override the body’s protective mechanisms that create tension. Although the … Continue reading

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Are you meeting the minimum?

  Note to self: Be as active as you are physically able. Physical activity (PA) is movement that engages the skeletal system and requires energy above basal (resting) levels. In other words, PA can be a large variety of tasks from … Continue reading

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Get Away From Your Desk and Stretch

It is time to push yourself away from your desk, stand up, and stretch. Many Americans spend OVER 8 hours a day sitting and may I add with terrible posture. You are sitting all day and then you get up … Continue reading

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Power Up Your Stride

Power and strength are two components of fitness that inevitably decline with age. Power is said to reduce 6-11% per decade from adulthood to older age and is the first fitness component to decline, followed by strength. The definition of … Continue reading

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Grow Your Glutes

Many of Americans spend at least 8 hours a day sitting on one of the top 5 strongest muscles in the human body. Your Gluteus Maximus has a large responsibility when is comes to stability of your lower back and hip … Continue reading

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