Core Strength, Balance and Standing Stability

Your core is the center of your body’s universe. When it is strong, it stabilizes your trunk allowing free and effortless movement. It is also the foundation for your balance. Although important for everyone, stability is particularly important for adults. The fact is...

Core 101: The Dead Bug

Sit-ups use to rule the fitness world. For many years, sit-ups were seen as the golden ticket to stronger abs and a trim waistline. As a fitness-crazed teenager, I often did 500 sit-ups a day! No doubt this likely contributed to my back pain and spinal injuries as an...

Getting to the Core of your Body

  The “core” receives a lot of attention in the fitness and physical therapy world.  However, there is often confusion about what the term “core” really means. People often talk about the core as if it is one big muscle. Predictably, when I ask my patients to...

7 Reasons To Visit Your Local Farmers’ Market This Season

I love when April rolls around and Farmers’ Markets are up and running again here in the Mid-Atlantic. The arrival of beautiful Spring weather is a perfect reminder of the importance of eating locally produced vegetables and fruits in season for optimum health and...

Lamb: A Healthy Protein Alternative?

When I work with my clients, one of the first things I do is look at their daily diet. I observe to see if they are getting enough vegetables, proteins, fibers, and other nutrients, as well as a good variety in their diet.  Quite often what I see is chicken, chicken,...