Health

Signs Your Client May Be Suffering From an Eating Disorder
In my early 20s, I hired my first personal trainer to lose weight. At the time, I was suffering from binge eating disorder, and had been for a period of two years. As I began to lose weight, this binge...
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A Better Understanding of Shoulder Health
The shoulder is amazing, it really is! It is so complex and so interesting. (I know, as an orthopedic surgeon, I am expected to say uncool things like that, but it’s true.) If you have ever experienced shoulder pain when...
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Taking Care of Your Mental Health in the Fitness Space
I can’t recall a moment during my time working in the fitness industry where I didn’t hate myself. It seems ironic when you think about it. Fitness is supposed to be about health and living your best life possible. Why...
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Why Muscle Stiffness Isn't Always Bad (and How to Tell the Difference)
No one wants to be sidelined by pain or injury, which is why you might wonder if something is up when you notice that you don’t have as much flexibility as the instructor in your yoga class, or when your...
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Striving for "Perfect Posture?" Choose Movement Variability Instead!
There’s this myth floating around that we’ll damage our spine if our posture is less than perfect. As a physiotherapist, I'd like to challenge that idea. Why? Because our bodies love variability and as it turns out, our spines are...
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Understanding Birth Trauma and Its Effects on Women
Birth trauma in mothers is a term used to describe postpartum post-traumatic stress disorder (P-PTSD). According to Postpartum Support International, P-PTSD affects around nine percent of women. The root cause for this illness is trauma during birth. It is important...
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What Is Pain and Why Do We Experience It?
When it comes to knowing pain, the science is clear:1-7 Knowledge is power. The more I learn about this incredibly complex topic, the more empowered and excited I am about my own body and that of all humans. One of...
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What's the Deal With Incontinence?
I had the most embarrassing incident two years ago when I was presenting at a fitness workshop in Green Bay, Wisconsin. I peed my pants. Worse than that: I was photographed with other industry leaders, there was a visible a...
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Why You Need Good Wrist Mobility
The wrist is an area of the body, and yet we don’t often think about it when we’re training. However, it plays an important role in upper body function. If you’ve ever had wrist pain in a push-up or a...
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