Category Archives: Exercise & Injury Prevention

Joint Knowledge: Golfer’s Elbow

Golfer’s elbow (clinically called medial epicondylitis) is an injury to the elbow joint tendons. Golfer’s elbow is similar to tennis elbow, but it affects a different part of the elbow. Tennis elbow is an injury on the outside of the elbow. Golfer’s elbow, on the other hand, is an injury on the inside of the […]

Hype or Healthy: The “Fat-Burning Zone”

You may have heard about the “fat-burning zone,” which is the optimal heart rate to achieve while exercising to lose weight. Sustaining this peak heart rate during aerobic exercise can help you to lose weight faster and more efficiently than other forms of exercise. For this reason, some newer treadmills and ellipticals may indicate a […]

Joint Knowledge: Common Hip Injuries Part II

Previously, we discussed hip injuries and looked at several different hip injuries. Today, we’re going to take a deeper dive and explore some of the most common specific injuries. Fractures of the Femoral Neck The hip is a joint that joins the femur (the thigh bone) with the pelvis. Both bones can be broken or […]

The 4-Minute WFH Workout Routine

Back in May, we posted an article called, “The 5-Minute WFH Stretch Routine.”  Since it was one of our most-read Flex Friday emails, we thought we’d follow-up with an actual workout routine you can pair it with!* If you’ve been working from home (WFH) and have noticed that your body is stiffer than usual and […]

Joint Knowledge: Common Hip Injuries Part I

Hip injuries are widespread and can cause problems if not managed. Our hips support much of our weight, so an acute or chronic injury can be debilitating. Some of the most common hip injuries include:1 Bruising Muscle strains Dislocation Fracture Even a mild injury can make it challenging to get around. Let’s take a look […]

3 Reasons Why You Should Start Doing Yoga Now

Looking for ways to stay healthy, fit, and as stress-free as possible during the pandemic?  Yoga might be a good activity for you to consider! Yoga has become a popular form of exercise in the last several decades. Globally, people have come to accept the physical and psychological benefits of yoga. A complete yoga practice […]

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: […]

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 […]

HIIT vs. “Regular” Cardio

We’ve talked about high-intensity interval training (HIIT) before and explored some of its benefits; however, many people want to know how this method compares to trusted standards such as sustained, moderate-intensity endurance training (AKA “regular” cardio). Any athlete or weekend warrior who has done their reading knows that fitness can be a hard thing to measure […]

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