Back pain? Knee pain? Hip pain? Did you know all of these can occur from tight glutes! Tightness in the glutes often causes pain in the knee, hip or back by slightly altering the position of the leg, causing an uneven distribution of forces through the knee. It is also a common cause of back pain as it can lead to back stiffness. Here are three great glute stretches which can help improve flexibility, relieve back, hip and knee pain and prevent injuries. To be most effective you need to: Hold the stretch for 30 seconds and repeat it 3 times. 1) Piriformis Stretch Starting Position: Lie flat on your back and bend both knees. Cross one leg over the other so your foot is on the opposite knee Ac
Are you a yo-yo dieter? For years and years I was, going up and down the same 5 lbs time and time again! Then it slowly started to be down 5 lbs, up 6lbs, down 5 lbs, up 6 lbs and I ended up heavier and unhappier EVERY time. When I look back on it, I remember it all so clearly: DAY ONE – I was so motivate, excited and committed. This was the time, I was going to stick to it 110% no “bad” food was going to pass these lips. This time I was going to make it. DAY TWO – the motivation would fade a little, but I was still going strong. Getting up early to get a workout in, eating the salad I had prepped over the weekend. DAY THREE – I started obsessing about the foods I “COULDN’T” have, and I was
Has anyone else ever wondered what happens to the fat in our body as we lose it? Or am I the only one crazy enough to think about that …. I mean people say “melt your fat away” but what does that mean …. Does it that mean we sweat it out or pee in out? So because the question was keeping me up I decided to google it - as you do in the middle of the night! And I found a really interesting (though somewhat technical) article in the British Medical Journal (you can read it HERE) and actually most of the fat is lost when EXHALING CARBON DIOXIDE … say what! Fat is a combination of carbon, hydrogen, oxygen. So, when you break down fat, the molecules arrange themselves as: Carbon dioxide – CO2 (on
Bloating! Something that nobody wants but 1 in 10 suffer from - and not just when they have over-eaten! Bloat is defined as: Any abnormal gas swelling, or increase in diameter of the abdominal area. Bloating and gas are usually tied to what and how you eat, and your posture during the day, so a few simple changes may help. Lets take a look at the common causes for bloating! Posture Food intolerance's Gas in general Lack of water – dehydration Water retention Certain Foods Weight gain Acidic and/or carbonated beverages Stress Period starting Too much salt intake Inactivity Let's look at a couple of these:
Posture It shouldn’t be any surprise that posture can affect the way you digest food.