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Training Your Glutes – Muscle Monday

This week of Muscle Mondays starts a transition to the lower body. Starting at the top, we begin with three muscles that have significant impact on all lower body movement. These muscles are the gluteus maximus, gluteus medius, and gluteus minimus, and they are referred to as the “glutes”. In case you missed it by the name,

How to Train Your Psoas

Do you know someone who has unexplained low back pain? Do they spend most of their day sitting? The problem could lie with the featured muscle of this week’s Muscle Monday: the psoas. The psoas works alongside the iliacus to flex the hip. It does so due to its origin on the lumbar spine, and

Importance of Cardiovascular Exercise In The Fight Against Mental Illness And Addiction

February is known throughout the country as “Heart Month”. More important than Valentine’s Day and love interests, February distinguishes itself from the focus on cardiovascular health and wellness. With regards to addiction recovery, the importance of heart health is exponential. A commonality in the field of addiction and recovery is mental illness. Depression, anxiety, and

Training Your Internal and External Obliques

Much of life’s activities involve one key movement: rotation. For our bodies to properly rotate, the responsibility falls on the obliques and quadratus lumborum. This week’s Muscle Monday will be packed with information because of the focus on three different muscles. Fortunately, the actions performed by these muscles are the same: rotate and laterally flex. The internal and external obliques sit similar

Recovery Month 2016: Health and Fitness Program

About Our Health and Fitness Program Most people are aware of the countless benefits exercise can provide to their health, mental wellness, and overall life, but most are not aware of the impact of exercise on those in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction.  An exercise program in early recovery has been proven to reduce