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What are the most common "exercise mistakes"?

Posted by: Erin Billowits Posted Date: 09/21/2017
First things first, the risk of inactivity far exceeds the risk of activity. Many diseases that historically been thought of as diseases of age such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease are proving to be diseases of inactivity.

The myths about back pain and exercise, The best core exercises to support your back

Posted by: Erin Billowits Posted Date: 09/15/2017
This blog is the last of a 4-week blog series all about exercise and back pain. It is important to read through the first 3 blogs and take some time to think about what movements and activities that you do every day that are triggering your back pain and create new habits that put less strain on your back. It is important that you develop a strong core (without hurting your back trying to do it) to properly support your back especially when doing activities that could irritate your back such as

The myths about back pain and exercise, What is spinal hygiene?

Posted by: Erin Billowits Posted Date: 09/08/2017
Spinal hygiene is simply caring for your spine with the same diligence that you care for your teeth. We stand and sit in positions every day that cause further harm to our spines and will make it difficult for your chronic pain to improve if they are not corrected. One way to think about it is that you start the day with X number of back health credits- what can you do during your day to keep your credits? These postures and exercises are from chapter 8 in Dr Stuart McGill’s book “back mechanic”

The myths about back pain and exercise, Learning your back pain triggers

Posted by: Erin Billowits Posted Date: 09/01/2017
Back pain can be complicated and it takes time to properly understand what is causing the pain and how best to treat it. The first step for easing chronic back pain isn't to stretch or see treatment it is to understand what is causing the back pain. The analogy that Kevin Darby from DTS fitness education used during a recent course was hitting your thumb with a hammer and wondering why your thumb was hurting. Until you carefully review your day to day movements and understand what is t

The myths about back pain and exercise

Posted by: Erin Billowits Posted Date: 08/25/2017
Last Thursday August 17th I attended a course with Kevin Darby from DTS fitness education about exercise and back pain. It was a fantastic course which had lots of practical advice and assessment tools for people who suffer from back pain.
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Best way to work your abdominals

Posted by: Erin Billowits Posted Date: 08/18/2017
I hope that you are having a great summer. This post all about the anatomy of the abdominals is a precursor to a series that I plan to start new week about exercise and lower back pain. I am excited to attend a conference today with the Canadian Fitness Professionals all about exercise and lower back disorders

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