Cara with client, Joanne

What’s Zone 2 Training? And, Why Is It Metabolically Important?

The theme for this week … moderate exercise helps too!

Once upon a time, conventional thinking was you had to push harder and longer to get benefits from a workout. Current research shows something different and that a less intense workout has its own benefits. This workout level is commonly referred to as Zone 2 training. Read on … Read more

Cara with client, Martha

Summer Adventures, Hiking, and Injuries. Sometimes Things Happen … 😣

The theme for this week … injuries from hiking

Have you been outdoors doing an activity you love and suffered an injury? Hiking is such a wonderful way to enjoy nature and be active. It can also be fraught with danger. Read on …

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Cara with client, Joanne

Summer, Aquatics, and Head Injuries. The Neck Gets Affected Too! 😞

The theme for this week … head injuries from swimming impact the neck too

Have you bumped your head or gotten your head bumped? Although the impact was to the head, your neck sustained stress too. Getting the neck muscles reset is key to helping you move with less pain and better balance after a head injury. Read on …

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woman walking

Clumsy or Accident Prone? Good Physical Balance Can Be Improved

The theme for this week … being active needs balance!

Do you refer to your kids as clumsy or accident prone? Maybe this describes you too? Poor physical balance can be the reason people opt out of being active. However, there is more to improving balance then just practicing balance exercises. Read on … Read more

Cara with client. Sarena

Vision and Hand-eye Coordination Problem-solving

The theme for this week … being active can also involve hands, arms and eyes!

Many activities have a visual-motor component which incorporates use of our hands and arms in conjunction with vision. Sometimes the parts could be working together better than we assume they are. Read on … Read more

woman running

Boost Your Bone Health: the Role of Exercise Revealed

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Exercise is essential for more than just our cardio-respiratory health. Our skeletal structure needs exercise too! Read on … Read more

Cara with client, Claire

Head and Neck Posture: Understanding the Impact on Health and Fitness

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Forward head posture impacts people of all ages, affects your ability to be active, and has roots beyond screen time. Read on …

Head posture, neck muscles, and balance

When you think of forward head posture, an older person may come to mind. Look around next time you’re in the general public … you’ll be surprised at what you see.

How does a forward head posture affect physical activity? Balance reactions and judging space to stay safe are impacted by your head being off-center. Read more

Cara with client, Judy

Dance … a Great Alternative to Sports for Physical and Mental Well-being

The theme for this week … dancing and feet

Yes, you know being active is important for both physical and mental health, but sports may not be your thing. Many people find dancing, of any variety, to be a better fit. Read on …

Dance and health

Dance can be a great alternative to sports as a way to be physically active and emotionally engaged with others. This is true for all ages!

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Cara with client, Sarena

Vision and Activity … Linked in Ways You Wouldn’t Think

The theme for this week … vision impacts our ability to be active

Often your pain, balance, or coordination concerns seem to be a mystery. Sometimes your vision is part of the puzzle. Read on …

Vision and movement

You likely take for granted how your vision affects your confidence and/or ability to be active. That is until a change affects you or a loved one.

Although the concept of poor vision impacting physical activity seems intuitive, the following study delves into how physical activity can be impacted given common conditions.

Interestingly, they note that causal relationships may be bidirectional — low activity may impact visual skills. Read more

crawling baby

Crawling — a Surprising Implication for Every Age!

The theme for this week … crawling’s importance to health at all ages!

How does crawling benefit my child, and even me?

Crawling is generally thought of as a notable milestone for your baby as they grow, transforming from stationary wigglers to little individuals able to explore.

The following study discusses the many facets of crawling, and the health impacts beyond infancy.

Effects of Crawling before Walking: Network Interactions and Longitudinal Associations in 7-Year-Old Children

The article reveals that crawling may be the most effective way to increase early interaction between body composition, cardiovascular system, lung function, motor competence, and physical fitness. Read more