5 abdominal strengthening exercises with a physioball

One of the keys is starting the motion from the abdominal muscles, pull the belly button down and in, and imagine those muscles lifting the head and shoulders.  This is a technique that is used in Pilates, or when trained in physical therapy.  Being aware of where you feel an exercise, not just simply copying [...]

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Take Care of Your Back

Back injury is one of the most common types of injury. Back injuries usually occur because of repetitive movement of the spine over the years. While muscles can heal, disc injuries cannot be reversed. It is the accumulation of bending that causes tissue changes. Therefore, when you move, it is important to maintain the inward [...]

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Video Blog: Can People Really Change?

You can’t teach and old dog new tricks. A leopard can’t change its spots. These clichés are widely-accepted, but do they apply to us? Bishop Don Hying shows us that through Christ, even challenged people can become “good” people. Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church.  

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Healthy Recipe: Southwest Egg Rolls

These semi-spicy egg rolls are baked instead of fried for a crispy, healthier bite. Prep:45 Mintues Bake:10 Minutes Yield: 2 ½ Dozen   Ingredients: 1 cup fresh baby spinach, chopped 2 TBSP finely chopped red onion 2 TBSP finely chopped sweet red pepper 1 Jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced 1 TBSP canola oil 1/3 cup [...]

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How much weight should I gain during pregnancy?

Author: Dr. Ted Miller of Agnesian HealthCare A common question from expecting mothers is, “How much weight should I gain during my pregnancy?” The truth is there is no universal amount a woman should gain because each woman’s experience is different. One factor I take into consideration is if the woman was underweight or overweight before [...]

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Leading Inspiration: Q & A About Coaching

Q: I have heard a great deal about “coaching” employees. What does that really mean? A: Thank you for the question. Here are a few thoughts about what coaching is, the benefits and what to keep in mind as you coach your employees. Coaching focuses on future possibilities, not past mistakes. A manager’s responsibility is [...]

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Muscle balance important to weightlifting programs

Author: Joel Mason PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS at Agnesian HealthCare‘s Sport, Spine & Work Center There are many components to safe weightlift, including correct breathing, proper technique, spotters when necessary and progression. One key component that often gets overlooked is muscle balance. Probably the most commonly seen muscle imbalance that results from weightlifting is inadequate [...]

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