Category Archives: Bone & Joint Health

Joint Knowledge: The Spine

Your spine may be the second most important part of your anatomy, second only to the brain. The spine provides structure to our bodies, giving them shape and allowing them to withstand the forces of gravity. This is not the spine’s only job; it also protects the spinal cord, which connects the brain to the […]

The Top 6 Foods High in Omega-3s

Omega-3 fatty acids are big-time nutrients when it comes to several systems of the body working efficiently. To name a few: our musculoskeletal system (our joints, bones, muscles, and connective tissues) our nervous system (our nerves and brains) our cardiovascular system (our heart, arteries, and veins) We could go on, but the above body parts […]

The 5-Minute WFH Stretch Routine

If you’ve been working from home (WFH) and have noticed that your joints and muscles are a bit stiffer than usual, this 5-minute stretch routine can help you warm them up and get them moving.* This routine is also for you if you’ve been on a Netflix show marathon! 😉   Here’s what you’ll need: […]

Strontium vs. Calcium

Calcium is a mineral that is strongly associated with bone health. What’s the deal with strontium? In today’s article, we’re going to review both and dive a little deeper into why strontium is an ingredient of the Artic Flex formulation instead of calcium.   But first, a brief science review  Think back to your high […]

Joint Knowledge: The Ankle

The ankle is a hinge joint made up of three bones: the tibia (shinbone) and fibula (the lateral bone of the leg), and the talus (foot bone). They two bones on the lower leg join with the talus to form the ankle joint.  In addition to the tibia, fibula, and talus, proper function of the […]

5 Benefits of Aquatic Exercise on Joints and Fitness

If you’re like most people, the most frequent time you see a pool is during the Summer Olympics. What you may not know, however, is that a pool is one of the best tools you can use to help get yourself into shape and improve your fitness. Here are 5 reasons you should consider adding […]

Joint Knowledge: The Hand and Wrist

The hand and wrist consist of 27 different bones. Unlike other bones in your anatomy, the physiology of your wrist and hand function to aid in movement. These joints move, roll, and maneuver so that you are better able to grasp objects, form feats of dexterity, and manage tasks that you likely never think about. […]

Whole-Body Vibration & Bone Density: Part I

Exercise and nutrition are important aspects of health to focus on when trying to improve bone density. They provide the stimulation and building blocks needed to support healthy bones. Today, let’s take a look at a particular and, dare we say odd, type of exercise training: whole-body vibration. Think we’re crazy? Bear with us.   What is whole-body […]

The Top 10 Posts of 2019

Today is the last Friday of 2019 and, if you’ve been a part of the Flex Fam for some time, you know that Fridays are a special day of the week for us. Each Friday–which we’ve dubbed Flex Friday–we strive to publish an article with actionable tools, helpful tips, or background knowledge on topics relating […]

3 Simple Exercises to Protect Your Bones

Bone health is a prevalent concern for many.  When bone density reaches low levels, the risk for fracture increases and, for the aging population, that often translates into high-risk for dependent living and decreased lifespan.  Whether you’re young or old, working on your bone strength is a good idea! So, how can one preserve their […]

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