The 3 Steps to Fix Rounded Shoulders & Computer Posture Through Exercise

Working on a computer usually leads to bad posture and rounded shoulders.One question that has been coming up every now and then in reader emails is what you can do to fix rounded shoulders and computer posture.

Like many of us today, I work on the computer a lot and I’ve had my share of health issues as a result. Neck pain, aching wrists, rounded shoulders, poor posture, and stiff hips. Here are the exercises and techniques I use to keep my shoulders healthy.

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3 Shocking Truths I Learned From a Torn Meniscus

Knee injuries are commonplace these days it seems. People go off to enjoy a winter vacation and come back with an injured knee. I’ve heard many stories like these, especially after I started two years ago. Thanks to modern medicine, these knee injuries will be dealt with professionally, right? Wrong!

In 2009, I had a chance to witness first-hand to how insanely hard it can be to come back from a knee injury when my brother tore his meniscus. Here are the three major truths I learned back then.

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Knee Pain and Body Fat

Today I want to talk with you about two critical connections between body fat and knee health. The first of them is well known, but often underestimated. The second one is little known and poorly understood. Let’s start with number one: the increased load on your joints.

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Cryotherapy for Joint Pain: How to apply Ice Packs Correctly

Cryotherapy, the use of low temperatures for medical purposes, Cryotherapy Packs can also be used for headachescan be applied to a surprising variety of conditions. On this page we will investigate Cryotherapy in more detail and determine how we can use ice packs to treat joint pain and injuries. We will also look at the proper application of cold packs, other areas of their application, and the advantages professional ice packs have over home-made solutions.

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Knee Strengthening Exercises: strength training for healthy knees

If you’re a healthy individual, you can use the knee strengthening exercises on this page to do injury prehab, increase your lower body strength and improve your flexibility. The exercises will also make you a better athlete. If you have knee pain, the basic knee strengthening exercises will get you back on the path towards being pain-free, at which point you can progress to performing the more demanding exercises.

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Psoas Stretch

Strong and flexible hip flexors will go a long way in ensuring athletic records and long-term (knee) health. Since people move less and less these days, hips get tighter and as a consequence the number of psoas stretches performed around the globe is probably at an all-time high in the present.

In this post we will explore the most effective ways to stretch your psoas, the reasons why you would want to do a psoas stretch and under which circumstances you should not stretch.
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Some love for the iliotibial band

Iliotibial bandThe iliotibial band is a thick layer of connective tissue on the outside of your thigh and several muscles attach to it. This attachment site can cause serious knee pain such as patellar tendonitis and while it’s a good idea to find the underlying reasons for a tight iliotibial band, stretching can bring some immediate relief. Of course you’ll also get to jump on the good old foam roller again.

Check out this page for more information: ITB Stretches: iliotibial band repair guide

Cycling Knee Pain

Cycling Knee Pain: a creative solution?

Cycling knee pain can be dealt with in many ways - Picture by Nicki Varkevisser

Walking, running and swimming are utterly inefficient when it comes to energy expenditure in relation to distance travelled. Numerous animals are better suited for long-distance travel, but we have something special too: our ingenuity. If we add a bicycle, humans are right up there with birds, at least in terms of energy efficiency.

There’s no denying that the bicycle is an insanely useful invention, yes, even called “most popular vehicle in world” and I whole-heartedly agree, but like with everything else, bicycling has its flaws. This article deals with cycling knee pain, its causes and solutions.

Knee Pain and Bicycling

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Train your buttocks to fix your knee pain

At first glance the influence of the gluteal muscles on knee health is everything but obvious. However, if you scrutinize the function of the gluteals closely, there will be a big aha-moment. In short, the gluteus maximus and posterior fibers of the gluteus medius are responsible for producing hip external rotation and abduction (moving the leg to the outside as in side-lying leg raise). Both are vital for knee health and here is why.

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