The Naturmend Blog

Great Tips for Healthy Living

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

The BEST Core Exercise

New year, new you! This month, as we all make an increased effort to move and feel better, it is important to start with a strong foundation. So whether you have just signed up for a new yoga class, or hitting the gym a little harder than usual, a key ingredient for success starts with proper core... Continue Reading

Why the Elusive Six-pack Abs are Not Essential to a Strong Core

When it comes to the topic of core strength, I tend to get very different reactions about what constitutes "the core" and how to properly train a strong core. As a chiropractor, this topic is near and dear to my heart. A majority of injuries I see in my practice stem from a poorly engaged... Continue Reading

Affirmations That Build Resiliency and Confidence

Affirmations are statements we think and live by. Just like our negative thoughts can bring us down, leaving us feeling vulnerable, less than, or in a bad mood. Affirmations build us up, strengthening our resolve and belief in getting through a difficult time or event. I love how Dr. Harra put it... 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