The Naturmend Blog

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The Importance of Balance

One of our senior citizens greatest concerns is the fear of falling and suffering a hip fracture or other mobility reducing injury. The prevalence of falls in the elderly is due to a loss of muscle strength and body proprioception (sense of balance). As we age, most of us realize that we are... Continue Reading

3 Reasons Pokemon Go is Good for your Boyfriend (or you).

I went out with a friend for dinner last week, and we both bemoaned the fact we’d fallen in love with men who were playing Pokemon Go – even though they’re just playing to “see what the craze is”. While we both are rather unlikely to pick up the game ourselves, we had to concede its... Continue Reading

Part 1: Gluteal Amnesia: Have your glutes checked out on you?

Your gluteal muscles are one of your most important muscle groups for your body. They are needed for a heck of a lot of movement and as such, are usually the biggest culprit for common issues such as low back, hip and knee pain. There are 3 aspects of your gluteal muscles: gluteus maximus, gluteus... Continue Reading

Guest Blog: Posture- Standing up for your health!

"To live a long, active, energetic life, few things matter more than good posture." -American Journal of Pain Management 1994, 4:36-39   Many of us grew up being told to “sit up straight”, and “don’t slouch”. We KNOW we should have good posture but many of us don’t know how far... Continue Reading

Guest Blog: Movement is Medicine – Finding the bounce to your step

It’s that time of year; a change in the air and reclaiming routine, fall is upon us. Movement is medicine for not only the body, but the heart, mind, and spirit. Are you ready for a fresh start? In a season of new beginnings now is a great time to TAKE ACTION and GET MOVING! I invite you to think... Continue Reading

guest blog: the ultimate brain fuel

Through the summer we witnessed a viral fundraising campaign sweep our social media and emails...the ALS ice bucket challenge. ALS involves dysfunction of movement control (motor nerve degeneration) to a debilitating extent. ALS highlights the pivotal role our nervous system has in movement and... Continue Reading

guest blog: 5 reasons you should try fusion fitness

Have you ever heard of the term “fusion fitness” before? The term applies to combining 2 or more different disciplines or group exercise classes into one effective workout. In the past, 1 hour aerobic classes were commonplace. Today, studios like BodyRock Fitness/Fit Republic have created... Continue Reading