October 29, 2018

Diastasis Recti – A Condition Affecting Two-Thirds Of Pregnant Women

This month, I had two patients inquire about diastasis recti. As common as this condition is, it is seldom talked about. Given the prevalence of this condition and the pain it can cause, we decided to shed some light on it in this month’s newsletter. Diastasis recti, also called the ‘pooch’, is when the belly sticks out due to the separation of the left and right abdominal muscles. This condition […]
October 29, 2018

Lack Of Exercise Is Putting One In Four People At Risk – WHO

According to a recent World Health Organization Report, one in four people are at risk of poor health due to inactivity. The WHO defines inactive as those who did less than 150 minutes of moderate exercise – or 75 minutes at vigorous intensity – a week. A sedentary lifestyle can lead to chronic health problems such as cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. Not surprisingly, people are less active than […]
October 26, 2018

Study: Do Injured Runners Exhibit Different Running Patterns?

Short answer: Yes A recent study published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine 2018, 46 (12): 3023-3031 investigated the running patterns of 72 injured runners and compared them to 36 healthy subjects. The goal of the study was to examine if injured runners had different gait patterns than those of injury-free runners. What they found was interesting. The injured runners demonstrated the following (refer to image below to help illustrate […]
September 10, 2018

Study: 13-Minute Weight Training Intervals Can Lead To Muscle Gains

A recent study showed encouraging results for those interested in increasing muscle strength and who are short on time. Thirty-four healthy individuals were randomly assigned to 3 experimental groups, performing a range of exercises over an eight week period. At the end of the eight weeks, muscle strength was evaluated and compared.  The results showed that individuals who worked out just 13-minutes three times a week had a marked increase […]
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