How To Move Without Pain

Muscle Pain

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Physical Effects of Chronic Sitting

If you find yourself sitting a lot more, you are not alone. Commutes to work, desk jobs, meetings, teaching through a computer, email, zoom conferences, this list goes on of all the ways we are sitting more and more.

Even if we intentionally take a 30minute walk, we have to take into account what we do for the other 23.5 hours of the day.

So what is really happening to us when we sit for hours on end each day.

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5 Ways to Use a Tennis Ball for Everyday Aches and Pains

Tennis balls are great for many common pains throughout the body. From tight muscles in the neck to achy feet, tennis balls can provide a massage that can easily relieve tension and pain.

Using a tennis ball to massage your own tissues allows you to be proactive with your pains and muscle tension, but puts you in control of the treatment. Self massage works because you can control the amount of pressure and location of the massage.

Causes of Muscle Strains and What You Can Do

A muscle strain occurs because muscle is overstretched or fatigued. Muscle strains could happen because of a repetitive activity, poor training or conditioning or random injury.

Research shows muscle strains can occur from walking, not just high intense workouts.

Most muscle strains can be successfully treated on your own. 

Minor muscle strains can be treated with protection, rest, ice, compression, and elevation (PRICE).