Calcium for Bone Health

May 6th, 2015|

No matter your age, we all can reap the benefits of incorporating the recommended amount of calcium in our diets. The recommended intake may shift depending on our age, but it remains a constant necessity throughout our lives.
The bones that make up your skeleton are made up various minerals, including calcium. Without calcium, bones are […]

Getting Ready to Run: Hip Strength

May 1st, 2015|

If you happened to see our race training plan for Spinal Champions, you might have noticed the plan included hip strength. Not quite ready to train for a race yet? Not a problem, because these exercises are still relevant to you since hip strength is an important part of spinal health as well.
Trainer Carrie Seifert of the Virginia […]

Spinal Champion 5k Training Plan

April 15th, 2015|

One of the Spinal Research Foundation’s favorite ways to celebrate Spinal Champions is with our We’ve Got Your Back national race series. For many, imagining participating in a race after overcoming spinal health challenges might seem overwhelming. However, with the Virginia Therapy & Fitness Center’s 2 Month Training Program, you might discover that you can walk or […]

Restorative Yoga & Back Pain Relief

April 14th, 2015|

Q1: What is restorative yoga and why is it different from other types of yoga?
A1: Restorative yoga is a type of yoga done lying down that involves no active movement or muscular engagement. With the support of yoga props like blankets, bolsters, and foam blocks you’ll lay in various supine poses designed to help you […]

4 Tips To Sit Less At Work

April 14th, 2015|

Physical activity is one of the best things we can do for our bodies. According to the CDC, an adult needs 2 hours and 30 minutes of moderate intensity aerobic activity every week, and additionally, muscle strengthening activities 2 days per week.
For many of us, this is old news. Those who have sought help for […]

Workplace Ergonomics

April 7th, 2015|

By Erin M. Friend, P.T., D.P.T., C.E.A.S.
Ergonomics is the science of blending the workstation to the worker in order to increase health and productivity and decrease work-related musculoskeletal disorders.
Records show that ergonomics dates back to the 5th century when Hellenic civilizations used ergonomic principles to design tools and workplaces. Similarly, Hippocrates, the father of Medicine, […]

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