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Exercises For Your Feet

Nov 9, 2020 | 0 comments

Exercises For Your Feet

We spent lot’s of time talking about the hands and arms and even occasionally the legs. But we rarely discuss the ever important feet. We use our feet all of the time – to walk, run, jog, bike, hike and more. A strong foot is generally a healthy foot, so let’s look at some exercises for your feet. We’re going to do these exercises barefoot to increase your sensory input – which also helps your postural stability. Unless you have reduced sensation in your feet, keep your shoes on; otherwise I recommend taking your...

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Tennis Ball Exercise

Aug 19, 2020 | 4 comments

Tennis Ball Exercise

Using a tennis ball to exercise your hands is a good use of those fuzzy green balls, in addition to playing a game of tennis. First we’ll start with a coordination exercise. Place the tennis ball in your fingertips with your thumb on the bottom of the ball and fingers somewhat spread out around the ball. Make sure you’re holding the ball at the tips of fingers and thumb. Now try to circle the ball clockwise, moving each finger and thumb in the clockwise direction. The thumb will move the greatest distance. Try to keep ahold of the...

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How to Combat Slouched Shoulders

Jul 1, 2020 | 0 comments

How to Combat Slouched Shoulders

Do you spend a lot of time at your computer, device or reading a good book? All of these have one thing in common – your posture! Generally your head is down and your arms and shoulders are rounded forward. Over time this can effect your posture when standing as you begin to slouch more which can compromise your breathing and abdominal muscles. Try this: slouch with your arms and shoulders forward and flex (bend) your trunk slightly. Now try to take a deep breath. Next stand upright with trunk vertical and shoulders pulled down and back...

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Neck Pain from Tablet or Phone Use?

May 22, 2020 | 0 comments

Neck Pain from Tablet or Phone Use?

Have you been using your laptop, cell phone or tablet more Lately? Since most of us have been at home for awhile due to Covid 19 most likely your use has really increased. And with that comes the risk of straining your neck and shoulder muscles, not to mention other body parts like your back, wrists and more. So let’s look at the symptoms in your neck and shoulders when you’re using a tablet or phone. Studies have identified significant risk factors for musculoskeletal symptoms during use of device. And no surprise there’s a...

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Working out at home

Mar 16, 2020 | 1 comment

Working out at home

Are you taking some time to isolate and minimize contact with others? Well you don’t want to let your workouts get off track. We know exercise helps manage stress. Here’s some ideas to help you with your home exercise routine. 1. Go for a brisk walk everyday. It’s getting nicer in the cold climates and Thursday is the first day of spring! Get out and enjoy the fresh air, pump your arms and keep your feet moving fast. Try to get 15 to 30 minutes of quick walking to get your heart rate up -go for at least 3 times a week. 2....

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Exercising When You’re Short on Time

Dec 6, 2019 | 0 comments

Exercising When You’re Short on Time

Sometimes that hour-long workout at the gym or your yoga or Pilates class get nixed from your schedule when you have a lot of other commitments, gatherings, and shopping to do. So instead of an hour, squeeze in 15 to 20 minutes of exercise at home — you’ll feel better and be glad you did! Here at WAGs, our team is dedicated to helping everyone get the exercise they love without pain, and today’s blog post is a great guide for what to do when you’re pressed for time. Keep reading for a new routine to try, and order your wrist support gloves...

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Arthritis – Do You Notice Your Joints Hurting?

Nov 21, 2019 | 4 comments

Arthritis – Do You Notice Your Joints Hurting?

As the weather gets colder, I notice my joints more, especially my hands. With aging often comes the cricks of arthritis — between the age of 45 and 63 is when may notice the first signs of arthritis. I have arthritis at the base of both thumbs and my left wrist. When my hands are cold, particularly if I haven’t moved them much, my fingers become stiffer and I feel discomfort in my thumbs. One cool morning, I was doing some yoga and stretches lying on the floor, and as I rolled over and pushed up onto my hands and knees, my wrist and thumbs...

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Work Out Routinely – Free of Tendinitis!

Aug 14, 2019 | 2 comments

Work Out Routinely – Free of Tendinitis!

As summer wanes, many of us start thinking about working out more often. I sure do. In the summer, I ride my bike, go for walks practice yoga, and fit in a workout maybe two times a week. Once September is here, I try to consistently do yoga or Pilates and work out at the gym five times a week. I’ve noticed how important it is as I get older. Stay Consistent and Remember to Warm Up When I work out consistently, it helps keep tendinitis away. I also make sure to warm up a little first by moving my limbs in various ways and stretching gently....

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Work Out Wherever You Are!

Jun 20, 2019 | 0 comments

Work Out Wherever You Are!

With summer here, does your schedule get all mixed up? It’s in a good way usually, but I used to find it difficult to keep my workout consistent until I started taking it with me. Here are some suggestions for easy-to-do exercises (no equipment required!) when you’ve got company, you’re camping, you’re traveling, or whatever else summer throws your way! Just remember to have fun. Lunges We’ll start at the bottom and work our way up. One of my favorite exercises for the legs is lunges. They work your hamstrings, quads, and glutes on both...

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Exercise Outside to Enjoy the Weather!

May 7, 2019 | 0 comments

Exercise Outside to Enjoy the Weather!

Is the sunshine beckoning you out to play? Why not get your dose of vitamin D by taking your workout outdoors? Skipping the gym occasionally and exercising outside is a great way to welcome spring and a gorgeous day. With a little creativity and some hills, trees, park benches, or sand, you can get your workout in! Include cardio by marching in place or doing jumping jacks or plyometrics in between your exercises. Here are some strengthening ideas to get you going. Park Bench Dips Sit on edge of a bench or steps, facing away from the base....

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