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Core Strength For Your Spine Health

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Did you know, if done incorrectly, sit ups could hurt your spine? Dr. Michael Duffy, Orthopedic Spine Surgeon at Texas Back Institute talks about sit ups, planks, side blanks, balance balls, and other dos and don’ts of core strengthening. “When it comes to sit-ups in general, it’s really important that you have a trainer or […]

Is There a Link Between Heart Disease and Back Pain?

Happy New Year! What are your New Year’s resolutions? Do they include quitting smoking or obtaining better control of your diabetes and cholesterol? While most of us know that smoking, diabetes and high cholesterol puts you at an increased risk for a heart attack or stroke, did you know they can also affect your spine […]

How to Avoid (Some of) the Pain and Grab the Gain of CrossFit Training

One of the fastest-growing physical fitness programs in the world is CrossFit. Developed by Greg Glassman and his wife Lauren, the first CrossFit gym opened in 2000. Since then, the organization has grown to more than 13,000 affiliated gyms, over half of which are located in the U.S. The reasons for the rabid popularity of […]

The Other Star in “House of Cards” is a Rowing Machine

Anyone who has watched the Netflix television show “House of Cards”, starring Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright, has noticed a piece of exercise equipment which has assumed a prominent position in the program’s plot. According to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, the WaterRower, a rowing machine which has a tire-shaped tank of […]

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