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Ankle Stability and Strength

It’s important not to train around a pre-existing conditions for this usually places excessive wear and tear on the body in which you are more susceptible to injury, and creates discomfort around the neck, shoulder, knees, hips, etc.

A pre-existing condition is any condition in the injured part of your body that existed prior to the accident for which you now claim damages. A pre-existing condition may be congenital in origin, caused by another accident or illness, or simply caused by the aging process itself. Our backs, knees, and ankles are prime candidates for pre-existing conditions.

Once the Fitness Specialist identifies inefficiencies exercises will be prescribed to correct it. Then back to “Listen”, “Watch” and “Record”- Right Fit’s APR = Assess Progress Results. A lifetime of sensible goals to keep this incredible machine (the human body) moving, healthy and energized!

Right Fit Training Specialists identify good and poor movement patterns and postures during a workout. This week we will be focusing on preventing ankle injuries.

Feeling Sore After Sitting at the Office All Day?

One of the great tools that a lot of offices are implementing are standing desks. Yes. There are a lot of benefits of having a standing desk for your health and I will list a few, but what is even more important during the day is to stretch.

Benefits of a standing desk:
- Less obesity risk
- Reduced cancer risk
- Better posture

*If your just starting out using a standing desk we would recommend that you start slow at around 20 minutes a day to start. You can also use a mat which will help your support of the knees, hips, and ankles.

6- 8 of sitting in front of a computer can leave you with a lot of pain in your muscles. Having a standing desk just isn't enough to have those pains go away.Taking the time to stretch your shoulders, wrists, fingers, back, neck, and legs periodically throughout the day can cut down on long-term work-related muscle soreness and stiffness.

Here are some stretches you can do shown in the infographic by Quill.

P.S. Any thoughts, comments or questions? Post them below. Or, help spread the Stretch Coach message by sharing, or liking.

Time to Take Care of That Spine.

Inversion is available to all Right-Fit clients.

Inversion therapy may be best known as a method to relieve back pain, however it is also a successful method to reverse other negative effects that gravity has on the body.Over time, gravity can contribute to problems with circulation, height loss, prolapsed organs and general body functions.

Inversion can also be used as a proactive approach to help maintain overall health. Hanging upside down can help to stretch and relax muscles, reduce stress and tension, and provide healthy movement for ligaments.

Doing inversion helps with the following:

- Relieve Back Pain
- Provide Care for the Discs
- Relieve Stress and Muscle Tension
- Improve Circulation and Accelerates the Cleansing of Blood and Lymph Fluids
- Reduce the Effects of Aging Caused by the Force of Gravity
- Enables the Body to Stretch and Align Itself
- Can Help with Workout Recovery
- Strengthen Ligaments

To learn more about how inversion can help you email suzanne@right-fit.com

Memorial Weekend Deep Tissue Massage with Foam Rollers

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Right Fitters, this Memorial Day weekend I encourage all of you to relax and loosen up those tight muscles. This is a good time for you to not overdo it and allow your body to recover. Your body needs to recover from any stress we have built up.

High levels of stress can cause: unpredictable behavior, moodiness, emotional and physical problems, below is a list of ways helpful in mitigating the effects of stress and allowing your body to relax and recover:

• Stretch (Exercise)
• Talk to people
• Get plenty of rest (7-9 hours)
• Breathe deeply
• Eat well balanced and regular meals

Foam rollers help stiff muscles relax and break down scar tissue, and improves range of motion. Flexibility and mobility become increasingly important to good health after age 30 when joints begin to lose some motion and lubrication.

Any questions about foam rollers please see or email any Right Fit Training Specialist. Locations in both Willowbrook and LaGrange.

How much sleep did you get last night?

Did you know that the average adult should be getting 7 to 9 hours of sleep each night?

The quality of your sleep you get each night directly affects your mental and physical health and the quality of your day. Not getting enough sleep can actually end up being harmful to your health. It can affect the following:

- Productivity
- Emotional Balance
- Brain Health
- Heart Health
- Immune System
- Creativity
- Vitality
- Weight

There is not any other opportunity that is so easy for you to improve your overall health. So do yourself a favor and this week try to get yourself at least 7 to 9 hours. Your body will thank you.

Tips for better sleep:

Avoid from drinking caffeine 5 hours before bed.
Don't use your phone an hour before bed.
Avoid doing work in your bed. It is a place for rest.
Make sure your room is pitch black if possible.

If you have any questions about your sleep please let me know.

Sleep well everyone...ZZZZ

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