What is a standing Desk? A ‘standing desk’ is desk that allows you to stand up comfortably while working. Some versions are called ‘height-adjustable desks’ or ‘sit- to -stand’ desks.

There has been a lot of conversation over the last few years regarding the preference of a standing workstation and its efficacy in influencing health benefits versus a seated workstation in an office setting. Researchers have also looked into the benefits in productivity while using a standing desk. Standing desks are a great way to help enhance a healthy lifestyle, however, it is important to understand how to properly use one.

Real Talk, Pillow Talk

Millions of people suffer from lower back pain as a result of factors such as work, exercise, excessive prolonged positioning, or chronic conditions. Your lower vertebrae, or lumbar region, is prone to pain and muscle exhaustion. One aspect of taking care of your spine is learning how to sleep properly. Some of these positions may take time for your body to get used to; however, changing your positioning and supporting your back will pay off in the long term. If you suffer from back pain, invest in a good mattress and pillows, learn a supportive sleeping posture and take some steps to ensure a good sleep every night. Sleep can help to relax muscles and reset pain receptors, so that you wake up in the morning feeling pain-free.

Cross Training

By Crystal D. Thomas, PT, DPT, CSCS

What is cross training and why is it an essential training method to prepare for a marathon? Cross training is the action or practice of engaging in two or more sports or types of exercise in order to improve fitness and performance in one’s main sport.  Cross training is essential for runners to prevent overuse injuries that are associated with repetitive impact activity.

Introducing Swimming, Cycling, Agility Plyometric training and Yoga, while adding one or more strength exercises to your routine can drastically improve your running technique, speed and stride length.

6 Things You Should Know About Pain and Pain Management

By Crystal D. Thomas, DPT

  1. What is Pain?

    Pain is one of the most common symptoms that may lead someone to seek the help of a physical therapist or other health care professional. Pain protects you by alerting you of danger, often before you are injured. It makes you move differently, think differently, and behave differently, which also makes it vital for healing. (Butler, 8)

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