There’s a reason you have probably heard the term, “Pilates Butt.” Pilates started showing up in the fitness scene about a decade ago, but what’s the hype about? Pilates was actually designed by German athlete, Joseph Hubertus Pilates, as a cure for his constant struggle with activity-induced asthma. The idea came from Greek culture and ideologies, primarily, the idea that the mind, body, and spirit should always be in balance. Thus, Pilates was born.
Pop culture is evolving into somewhat of a phenomenon. Social media has provided us with an opportunity to track our idol’s every move, with Periscope offering a live feed of day-to-day activities, combined with Instagram and Twitter covered with celebrity updates all day, every day. We are all left scratching our heads, wondering why we feel the need to watch Gigi Hadid pick out what to wear, but alas.
What is more exciting than springtime in bloom? The new, gorgeous weather brings picnics, concerts, and sports games. Fun in the sun, however, can introduce abrupt exposure to plants in bloom and changes in allergens floating around the air. Suddenly, you find yourself sneezing with watery eyes and itchy hives. You know you aren’t getting a cold, so what gives?
The saying goes that “spring brings new beginnings.” This spring, the world of fashion is departing from its usual mindset and running towards something else. Designers from Gucci to Alexander Wang have debuted the “updated” tennis shoe, sparking a new love of comfort. The question on everyone’s minds: why suffer in heels when you can wear sneakers and turn even more heads?
Lately, it seems that “fitness” is everywhere. Instagram accounts promoting juice cleanses, waist trainers, and new accessories and apps that help to monitor your food intake, hydration, and step count throughout the day. Studies urging office workers to “get up and move!” – one thing is clear: we cannot escape it.
Replacement surgery is usually a step towards a more mobile lifestyle, but the recovery can be lengthy and disruptive of every day life. During the healing process, it is common to crave “comfort” foods to ease the psychological strain ? who doesn’t want a big bowl of ice cream after any medical procedure? However, new studies are finding that certain types of “super foods” can help to speed up the stages of recovery.
Healing after an injury can be a long and painful process. And while there are many restorative practices you can do to speed along the process including physical therapy, massage, and other natural healing modalities, there’s also something quite simple you can do yourself at home to treat your pain. It’s head and cold therapy.
In today’s technologically advanced world, it’s easy to spend the entire day looking at and/or using our electronic devices. Between checking in on social media during the morning commute to using the computer for your daily work routine, it’s easy to spend the entire day locked into a screen. But what effects does it really have on your body?
If you’ve ever been in a fender bender automotive accident, you have probably experienced some degree of whiplash. The pain of your neck being jolted can be incredibly painful, and when you consider that the average weight of a human head is around 10 lbs., you can imagine why.
Staying in shape during the winter can be challenging, especially if you’re still healing from an injury. Cold weather is known to lead to stiff and achy joints, and even the healthiest of athletes can have a hard time during the winter months.