The March newsletter contains a valuable article, "Reduce Pain Caused by Daily Activities" which describes how sitting, standing, and even sleeping can cause pain and dysfunction in the body, and outlines some great strategies for reducing pain. (Tennis balls are easy to obtain and inexpensive!) I frequently see the effects of prolonged sitting/computer use, in particular, in my classes. People come in with sore necks and low backs, rounded shoulders, tight calves, etc.
As many of you know, I attempt to structure workouts to provide the most benefit with the least amount of pain. That's why I've stopped doing crunches and other exercises which just exacerbate many of the problems people are experiencing. As an example, check out this video of Leslee Bender demonstrating a couple of her moves that I use regularly in my Pilates classes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTzrpdnJ0k0. If you've been to class recently, you know how effective these moves are! Not only that, but everyone in the class has been able to perform them successfully without straining their necks and backs!
I'm also always looking for new ways to help my students/clients get out of pain. In fact, on March 3rd, I'll be taking a six-hour training to become a Yoga Tune Up Therapy Ball Practitioner. The skills I learn will help me to help YOU live better in your body, PAIN FREE!
Yours in health,
SAVE THE DATE!!
"WOMEN'S INTERACTIVE HEALTH & WELLNESS FAIR"
SUNDAY, APRIL 1ST - 1-4 PM
CONGREGATION B'NAI TORAH, 225 BOSTON POST RD. (RT. 20 E), SUDBURY, MA
FREE ADMISSION! DOOR PRIZES! HEALTHY SNACKS!
MORE DETAILS WILL BE AVAILABLE SOON IN MY CLASSES/EVENTS LISTING.