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Yoga calms your body and mind. Pilates sculpts your body. Both are natural drug-free ways to improve your health that compliment Chiropractic medicine’s holistic approach to wellness. Yoga and Pilates help develop strong, graceful bodies that move efficiently without creating bulky muscles. Both disciplines work with your whole body, reduce stress and increase well-being. They can be adjusted for a wide range of fitness levels and both support the achievement of high levels of body/mind/spirit fitness.The Yoga system is composed…




Weight Training

Weight training exercises are often an important part of physical rehabilitation. Explore these resources for using weights in injury and illness recovery.  Think of weights, resistance or strength training, and ‘muscle’ often comes to mind. Although you can get stronger with resistance training without necessarily growing big muscles, the fact is that muscle, in conjunction with the nervous system, is modified in various ways to make you bigger or stronger, and often both. But what is muscle and how does…





Stretching is a form of physical exercise in which a specific skeletal muscle (or muscle group) is deliberately stretched, often by abduction from the torso, in order to improve the muscle’s felt elasticity and reaffirm comfortable muscle tone. The result is a feeling of increased muscle control, flexibility and range of motion. Stretching is also used therapeutically to alleviate cramps. In its most basic form, stretching is a natural and instinctive activity; it is performed by humans and many animals….




Sports Conditioning

One of the misconceptions in the sports world is that a sports person gets in shape by just playing or taking part in his/her chosen sport. If a stationary level of performance, consistent ability in executing a few limited skills is your goal, then engaging only in your sport will keep you there. However, if you want the utmost efficiency, consistent improvement, and balanced abilities sportsmen and women must participate in year round conditioning programs.   The bottom line in…





Running treadmill   The treadmill can be more than a stopgap on days when the weather doesn’t cooperate or the baby is napping upstairs. Done right, treadmill training will help you maintain and improve your fitness throughout the winter so you’re ready to race—or just outpace your running buddies—come spring.   Even the hardy runners of Team USA Minnesota, a group of elites accustomed to subzero chills, make time for treadmill running. In fact, Dennis Barker, the team’s coach, once…




Personal Trainer

A personal trainer is a fitness professional involved in exercise prescription and instruction. They motivate clients by setting goals and providing feedback and accountability to clients. Trainers also measure their client’s strengths and weaknesses with fitness assessments. These fitness assessments may also be performed before and after an exercise program to measure their client’s improvements in physical fitness. They may also educate their clients in many other aspects of wellness besides exercise, including general health and nutrition guidelines. Qualified personal…




Marathon and Triathalon

  The roots of marathons and triathlons couldn’t be more different. The origins of the marathon date back about 2,500 years. In 490 B.C., a soldier named Pheidippides was charged with running about 25 miles from a battle scene at the town ofMarathontoAthensto convey news. He ran the entire way, uttered “Victory,” and died. In contrast, the triathlon was created in 1974 atMissionBayinSan   Diego. A group of runners, swimmers and cyclists who trained there started racing informally and held…




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