Try These 4 Dynamic Exercise Warm-Ups

Doing a functional warm-up instead of static stretching before exercise offers various benefits, says Daniel Hass, DPT, SCS. The movements increase body temperature, heart rate and blood flow. Hass says he recommends these movements as being more beneficial and effective than static stretches. In this video, Hass will demonstrate how to do these warm-ups, which are … Read More

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Do You Have a Stiff Neck? Try These Simple Remedies

With so many of us gazing into computers or staring down at our smart phones most of the day, it’s no wonder data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that nearly 20 percent of us have experienced neck pain within the past three months. A stiff neck typically is the result of muscles weakening over … Read More

Keeping Your Limbs Limber Helps Keep MS Symptoms at Bay

When a doctor suggests exercising to maintain strength and flexibility, some patients diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) may think, “Why should I bother?” But a regular exercise program, tailored to the individual’s physical condition and symptoms, can make a huge difference for those with MS, says neurologist Mary Rensel, MD. Physical or occupational therapists can put together specific programs … Read More

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Yoga for Upper Body Tension (Video)

We spend a lot of our time hunched over a computer, our desks and even over the steering wheel of our cars. This can cause tight, sore muscles that lead to tension headaches and neck pain. According to Judi Bar, Yoga Program Manager at Cleveland Clinic, these poses help release tension, open the chest for … Read More

Yoga for Heel Pain: Plantar Fasciitis (Video)

Contributor: Judi Bar, Yoga Program Manager Can’t wait to head off to your vacation in the Rockies and try out those new hiking boots? The day is beautiful, the weather’s great and you feel lucky to be alive. That is, until the next morning, when you feel a stabbing pain in your heel. This pain, … Read More