Low Back Pain Exercises

Do you suffer from low back pain (LBP)?  Thirty-one million Americans will experience back pain at any given time, according to the American Chiropractic Association, with disc bulges and herniations among the most common causes of low-back pain. One of the most common myths about treating a herniated disc is that stretching will help relieve […]

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Stress and Nutritional Strategies

Are you feeling stressed? You’re not alone! The trick is knowing what to do about it. Research tells us that stress-relieving strategies include making a concerted effort to minimize stressors, engaging in meditation and physical activity,  nurturing strong social relationships and having a strong spiritual belief. That’s great advice, right?  But too often many of […]

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Exercises You Can Do Anywhere

  Life can get busy, and oftentimes we find ourselves traveling or otherwise unable to get to our preferred health and fitness facility for a workout. Here are 25 moves, from St. Louis, Brentwood and Clayton, MO personal trainers, to help you stay on track, no matter where you find yourself. Using only your own […]

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Crush Your Sweet Tooth

Do you find yourself spending a considerable amount of time trying to tame your sweet tooth? Research has uncovered some of the reasons why some people are drawn more to sweets, while others prefer salty flavors. Importantly, here are some tips for managing your sweet tooth. Blame It On Your DNA? If you’ve always found […]

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Crawling – The Fix for Everything

Have you ever met a baby with back pain? Neither have I. How about a toddler with tight hips? These and other ailments seem to be a common side effect of aging.  So, do infants and toddlers hold the secrets to being forever supple? It’s important to note that many factors make infants and children […]

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Sculpt The Glutes

Would you like to have strong, shapely glutes?  The gluteus maximus gets a lot of attention, not only because it’s a prime mover for exercises like squatting, hip hinging and running, but because of its derriere-shaping effects. There is, however, another often-overlooked gluteal muscle deserving of your attention, which is the gluteus medius. The gluteus […]

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Functional Abs

Would you like to functionally train your core?  Then take a look at this. This functional approach prepares the body for the rigors of daily life. First, warm up with 2–3 minutes of low planks and slow, controlled supine spinal-flexion and prone spinal-extension exercises. Next, do the following five exercises. You will need Gliding™ discs […]

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Ab Exercises You Should Be Doing

Would you like to have six-pack abs?  Then let’s talk about that. Six-pack abs are the result of the presence of muscle combined with an absence of fat. What many people don’t realize is that visible abdominal muscles are more the product of what happens in the kitchen and at meals versus what happens in […]

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Non-Exercise Activity

                Would you like to increase your metabolism and lose some weight? Your metabolism is always working to burn energy. During periods of higher activity, your body will burn more calories than when you are at rest.  But even at rest, your body is always expending energy. How […]

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Exercises You Can Do in 5 Minutes

Are you a person who thinks you are too busy to exercise?  Then begin reading this article. Some movement is better than none, especially when busy schedules get in the way, and there are countless ways you can get in physical activity. Even small bouts of exercise can add up to big benefits. With some […]

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