Alleviate Upper Back Roundness and Pain

Upper back pain, shoulder roundness, and general weakness of the upper body are common complaints, especially for people who are working at a desk or spending time looking down. These all tend to cause a rounding of the upper back.

I have a very simple exercise you can do that doesn’t require any special equipment. You can do this exercise to help strengthen the upper back and open the shoulders to decrease the roundness and also decrease pain.

So for this particular demonstration I am laying on a bench, but you can do this on the floor, on a . . . → Read More: Alleviate Upper Back Roundness and Pain

Health and Happiness Secret #4: Rest for health

“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under the trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time” ~John Lubbock

I bet good ole’ John knew what he was talking about regarding the above quote. The point is that you need to rest to be healthy and more productive. You must “sharpen the saw” before you start sawing.

“But Doc, I can’t seem to sleep through the night and I am exhausted in the morning and throughout the . . . → Read More: Health and Happiness Secret #4: Rest for health

Health and Happiness Secret #3: You Are When You Move

“Those who think they have not time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness.” ~Edward Stanley

A few years ago I heard a wise man say “if you move just this much (showing index finger and thumb close together) it is illegal to bury you”. For most of us it is self-evident that movement is essential to the human body.

The question is: what is the best exercise a person can do? Answer: the one he’s willing to do. Whatever you choose to do, don’t overdo it. There seems to be a law of . . . → Read More: Health and Happiness Secret #3: You Are When You Move