Is Barefoot Running Still a Thing?

A few years back you may have noticed a running trend - people running without shoes or with shoes that had "toes." And you may have asked yourself, what is up with that? Or isn't that painful? Minimalist and barefoot running became popularized by the bestseller "Born to Run" a book about the return of the sport. After this book came out, physical therapists started seeing an uptick in foot injuries among novice runners. So what happened to barefoot running? Is it still a thing? The answer is sort of. Three is some scientific evidence that barefoot or minimalist running is beneficial. But it is not for every foot. The basic theory is that running without shoe wear will allow the body

6 Weeks to Better Living

As we have all had to sheltered in place during this pandemic, many of us fell “off the wagon” with our exercise programs, eating right, sleeping normal hours, and coping with stress appropriately. That’s where I am here to help! Try my 6 Week Program to Better Living to get yourself back on track. In this program you will have access to over 20 recipes (laid out for each meal), 3 exercise programs (that can be done anywhere), and many other techniques for coping with stress and learning to sleep better. With this program, you will also get six 15-minute telehealth sessions to help guide you through the process and keep you on track with your progression. We are still offering this prog

#TBT: 3 Healthy Memorial Day Weekend Dishes

Memorial Day is the unofficial start to summer. So don't let your healthy diet plan suffer. Try these 3 tasty, yet healthy dishes. 1. Goat Cheese Beet Salad: 2 can of sliced beets 1 1/2 Tablespoons of fresh goat cheese 1/2 cup of chopped pecans 1/2 cup of dried currents Cut up beets into small bite size pieces. Crumble the goat cheese. In a large bowl, mix together all ingredients. Chill and serve cold. 2. Grilled Kale with Balsamic Reduction: 1 head of fresh kale balsamic vingear Clean kale and cut off the end. Place kale leaves over the grill on medium heat for 2-5 minutes until wilted. Then place kale in a large saucepan. Dress with balsamic and cook on medium heat until it thic

Springtime Dinner Menu

Spring has sprung and it's time to dust off those fresh recipes filled with herbs and spices! Try these tasty recipes for your next dinner! Cedar Plank Grilled Salmon Ingredients: -bunch of fresh dill -fresh salmon filet -cedar grill planks -juice from one lemon -pinch of salt Directions: Place the cedar planks in a dish and cover with water. Soak for 5 hours before placing on the grill. Place fresh dill bunch evenly over the soaked plank. Place the fresh salmon on top of the dill. Drizzle the salmon with lemon juice and sprinkle with salt. Place the plank on the grill on medium heat. Cover and grill for about 10 minutes until the salmon flakes easily. Remove the salmon from the plan

TeleWellness is here for you

Check out our new TeleWellness Services. These include nutrition advice, ergonomic assessments and personalized workout plans. Don't forget to follow up on Facebook to see our weeekly "Working out with Sara" routines designed to do at ome. To book now, just click the link!

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