The deadlift is a great exercise for the back of the legs and glutes…that is IF you don’t have absurdly tight hamstrings. If you do, you could be really risking an injury to the low back and nobody wants that!! So, let’s take a step back and learn a little about the hamstrings.
The human heart is an incredible organ. The average human heart beats about 72 times a minute, approximately 2.5 BILLION times in an average 66 year lifespan, and pumps approximately 4.7 – 5.7 liters of blood per minute.
Two weeks ago we explored the importance of our Gluteus Medius Muscle, if you didn’t see it, check it out here: You MED to know about this muscle! Last Wellness Wednesday, we gave our booties a break and just looked at cute puppies, so you know what that means? Today it is time to: MAKE THAT BOOTY WURK.
Our hips are amazing joints, the are both very stable and still provide a surprising range of motion. Show them some love with some of my favorite hip opening postures. Continue reading
Is there anything that promotes more wellness than a puppy?
Actually, there is some interesting science around looking at cuteness. SERIOUSLY. A study in Japan performed in 2012 found that looking at pictures of cute puppies helped to promote careful behavior and narrow attention.“This study provides further evidence that perceiving cuteness exerts immediate effects on cognition and behavior in a wider context than that related to caregiving or social interaction,” the researchers conclude. Continue reading