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Some sleep positions are more likely to increase back pain. If you are suffering from back pain, consider changing the way you sleep. Option #1 – Sleeping on your stomach The worst sleeping position for a person with back pain is the prone position (on your stomach). This position puts…

How to prevent back pain when you sleep


My wife trusts me… that is, unless I’m half asleep. On a scale from 1 to 10, my trust meter reads about a negative 20 when I’m drowsy. I don’t blame my wife. My advice has proven to be flat out comical once my eyes start to droop. One night…

8 Effect Ways to Handle Muscle Cramps


I spent most of my adolescence digging holes. My mother had great plans for putting in a beautiful fish pond. Not long after I would finish one digging project, she would change her mind and ask me to prepare a hole in a different part of the yard. Between digging…

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New Year’s resolutions make me nervous. Every year millions of people boldly set out to reach new goals in the New Year. A fresh beginning makes them reach for lofty goals but good intentions only lead to failure within the first month or two. Sometimes failure comes within the first…

5 Pre-resolution Resolutions for the New Year


I had no idea where my life was headed in high school. I loved football and I was a good student. But beyond that, I had no idea what I should do after graduation. My focus was on making good grades and finishing my senior year of varsity football well.…

Hardships and the Extraordinary – The Making of a Physical ...


You may be quite familiar with the fact that Physical Therapists are medically trained health care professionals that specialize in helping individuals with physical limitations. But chances are you are unaware of these four areas that Physical Therapy can improve your life: 1. Physical Therapy can help your body’s organs!…

4 Life Changing Things You Didn’t Know PT Can Help ...



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“Don’t slouch!” How many times have we heard this yelled at us by a parent or authority figure? Posture by definition is the position of the body as a whole while sitting or standing. However, there is good posture and bad posture. Having proper posture is important for good overall…

7 Effects of Poor Posture


Americans are often accused of wasting an average of five hours a day watching television. There is no question that television viewing is a common choice for relaxing at the end of a busy day. In my last article, I shared some easy stretches you could include during your television…

Exercise – Smart Use of TV Time


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Faulty Remedies Many of us turn to television to relieve the stress of the day. Our busy schedules can leave us feeling drained and sluggish and we turn to the endless variety of viewing options that bring glamour, drama and fantasy into our lives. But our “remedy” may leave us…

Stretching – Smart Use of TV Time



It’s the season of back to school. Children have been prepared with new clothes and supplies as the anticipation of a new year has risen. With tear in eye, many parents are sending their young ones off to experience their first day. They’ve cautioned them to cross the street safely,…

Backpacks and back pain