The Unexpected, Sneaky Cause of Muscle Pain

The Unexpected, Sneaky Cause of Muscle Pain

The Unexpected, Sneaky Cause of Muscle Pain Real Simple, October 2019 Jane Bianchi Tiny knots known as “trigger points” can radiate discomfort throughout your body. Here’s how to get rid of them. When it comes to muscle pain, sometimes the spot where you feel the pain isn’t the spot that’s causing the pain; instead, the […]

BADASS World Champion

BADASS World Champion

A SPRINT CYCLIST WORLD CHAMPION Couldn’t be more proud of this AMAZING athlete and patient of Dr. B’s at Sundala Wellness. She puts the POWER in CYCLING and the SPIRIT in COMPETITION. Super upset that she took a tumble at the World Championship race this week but so proud that she walked home with a […]

Marathon Training’s Got Your Knee in a Pinch? Lay off the Foam Roller!

Marathon Training’s Got Your Knee in a Pinch? Lay off the Foam Roller!

Marathon Training and ITB Pain… Put down the foam roller! I’m sure there is part of you that is saying “NO PROBLEM, it kills me” and another part of you saying “I’ve been torturing myself with this thing for years and I’m addicted to it!”. Recent studies show little to no scientific efficacy in rolling […]

KT Tape Might Be an Injured Walker’s Secret Weapon

KT Tape Might Be an Injured Walker’s Secret Weapon

KT Tape Might Be an Injured Walker’s Secret Weapon My Fitness Pal Blog, August 2019 Lauren Krouse (excerpt from the article) Chances are you’ve already seen eye-catching kinesiology tape (aka KT or kinesio tape) on professional athletes. Quarterback Tom Brady used it to help him play without discomfort in the Super Bowl, while professional golfer Jordan Speith was spotted wearing it […]

Mermaiding

Mermaiding

Mermaiding is trendy. I hit the water in monofin and tail to see if it’s also a workout. The Washington Post, August 2019 Elizabeth Kiefer (Excerpt from the article) Once merfolk-in-training have that down, McCartney puts them through circuits including Russian twists and “mermaid push-ups ” on the pool deck, barrel rolls through underwater hula […]

Researchers Find Jogging May Be the Best Workout to Avoid Weight Gain

Researchers Find Jogging May Be the Best Workout to Avoid Weight Gain

Researchers Find Jogging May Be the Best Workout to Avoid Weight Gain  Healthline, August 2019 Kimberly Holland What the Study Found… Unlike previous exercise-related weight-loss studies, these researchers used five different measures for obesity, including body mass index (BMI), body fat percentage, and waist-to-hip-ratio to determine which exercises are the most effective at managing and […]

The Worst and Best Exercises for Bad Hips

The Worst and Best Exercises for Bad Hips

The Worst and Best Exercises for Bad Hips LIVESTRONG, July 2019 Sara Lindberg Causes of Hip Pain There are several reasons why your hips might be causing you problems. One of the more common culprits of chronic pain is trochanteric or hip bursitis, which is inflammation of the bursa. According to the Cleveland Clinic, when […]

Hip Alignment Exercises

Hip Alignment Exercises

Hip Alignment Exercises  Livestrong, July 2019  Sara Lindberg Hips Out of Alignment   It’s not uncommon for your pelvis to feel off balance or out of alignment, which can lead to low back, hip, knee and ankle problems. When this happens, the first thing you want to do is determine why your hips are misaligned. […]

Walking For Fitness

Walking For Fitness

What is the Average Walking Speed and Can You Improve it for Better Health… OPEN FIT, July 2019  Meagan Francis For people who are very overweight or elderly, walking is a great way to start losing fat and improving fitness. And walking speed is “a predictor of important outcomes” especially as we get older, according […]

How I Treated My Plantar Fasciitis

How I Treated My Plantar Fasciitis

How I Treated My Plantar Fasciitis… SELF Magazine, May 2019 Emilia Benton This inflammation can occur as a result of overuse, poor running, or overstraining of the calves and hips, says Bianca Beldini, D.P.T., a physical therapist and USA Triathlon level 1 coach in New York City. The plantar fascia is meant to absorb impact […]