4 Affordable Tools to Help Ease Your Back Pain

After experiencing some serious back issues for close to 2 years, I’ve tried almost everything when it comes to easing my back and hip pain. From medications, to physical therapy, to stretching, to dry needling, to meditation to massage to changing to a standing desk.… well, you get it. I’ve done a lot. While some …

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Self Compassion Breeds Success in Getting Healthy

I have often been accused of being too nice to my clients! Such a problem! But, my feeling has always been that  guilt and self flagellation only produce feelings of worthlessness, not feelings of motivation. When you tell yourself that you are bad because you ate a cookie, or ugly because you are overweight, these words …

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Shape-Ups Should Ship Out

Yesterday was a beautiful day and all of Hudson was out walking. This is a good thing- like many communities, Hudson is struggling with obesity among its residents. But, I was very surprised to see how many people were sporting the new “Shape-Ups” sneakers that have been advertised so much over the last few months. …

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7 Treadmill Do’s and Dont’s

A treadmill is a great investment, especially here in the northeast where weather can prevent us from getting outside for exercise. While it may seem simple to walk on a treadmill, I am constantly surprised by what I see at the many gyms I visit through my work. I have seen people running on treadmills …

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Core Exercises – Dead Bug

Welcome to my first attempt at uploading video to my blog! This exercise, adapted from physical therapy, is great for people who are not sure how to activate their transverse abdominus muscle.  Through a deep exhale, and brief posterior pelvic tilt, (also activating internal obliques), most will finally feel the TA and surrounding muscles contract. While this is …

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Tools of the Trade- Great At Home Exercise Tools

While reading The Boston Globe, I came across a great nutritional tool that I wanted to share with you. I have just ordered it myself and will let you know how it works- but until then,.. It is called “The Weigh of Life” and it is a computerized scale that tells you EXACTLY how many …

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