Monday morning: you’re jolted awake by a screeching alarm. After pressing snooze a number of times, you’re forced into a rushed morning routine: shower, coffee, and breakfast in hand as you rush out the door. At work, desperately looking to offset the effects of a lack...

Last week, we talked about training to become comfortable with the uncomfortable. Pushing ourselves above and beyond what we think we’re capable of doing is where change is made. In addition to pushing ourselves further and moving faster, we have to remember that our b...

No one enjoys being uncomfortable. Whether it’s walking into a room of people you don’t know, exposure to an extreme temperature, or telling a joke that no one finds funny, we avoid these situations with the hopes of either reducing or eliminating discomfort altogether...

In the research, this mind-muscle connection is referred to as “attentional focus”. This is the practice of directing our attention to the muscle or group of muscles we wish to activate during a particular exercise. For example, during a cable-pull through, we want to...

In my last blog post, I talked about sitting and how we should be mindful to change our position or add minutes of movement throughout the day. In an effort to encourage this, many companies and individuals are moving to standing desks or adjustable sit-stand desks How...

It’s no debate sedentary jobs are on the rise. In a study conducted in 2010, they found two out of every 10 adults had a job back in 1970 in which they sat for the majority of the day. By 2003, it had increased to six out of every 10. But it’s not only in the workplace...

Constant low back pain. Tight hip flexors and hamstrings. Weak abs. Does any of this sound familiar? Instead of looking at each of these symptoms individually, we have to remember the body is interconnected. Each of these can be tied back to one structure: the hips.

Let...

February 26, 2018

Squats are one of the best exercises for full body strength. As our core stabilizes, our upper body holds the weight and our lower body controls both the descent of the weight and pushes through the return back into a standing position. This full body exercise is a ben...

February 12, 2018

Our core is the pillar for the beginning of all movement. It includes not only our abdominals but all muscles that connect our hips, torso, and shoulders. As we move, we should reframe our thoughts, thinking of the body in terms of movements instead of muscles. The cor...

In my last blog post, I talked about building a proper warm-up before a training session, which brought up a few questions regarding stretching. Static stretching concentrates on relaxing the muscles so you are able to stretch them to their fullest potential. This may...

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