Notes from the Lake

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Some Causes of Low Back Pain: 
Backaches often result from a tug-of-war between the abdomen muscles and the gluteals (muscles in the bottom) and the hamstrings (muscles in the back of the thigh). 
If the abdomen or thigh muscles are weak, the lower back frequently wins the tug-of-war and takes the load thereby working harder than it should. 
Also, if you are carrying extra weight in the abdomen area, the body is pulled out of line and the lower back feels stress and strain from…

Fitness Fix: Knees

26th October 2012

Do you know that climbing stairs and hills can be great for your heart and overall conditioning but also damaging for your knees?  As you’re stepping/climbing UP, your knees absorb approximately one to two times your body weight—which is okay and safe and actually strengthens your muscles and joints.  However, as you’re stepping DOWN, your knees absorb six to seven times your body weight—which is not okay and with repetition, might eventually lead to joint problems and knee…

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and many are thinking about the various risk factors and wondering if lifestyle changes would help prevent breast cancer.  One lifestyle change receiving attention is the effect of exercise on preventing cancer.

Numerous studies have shown that breast cancer prevention starts with healthy habits such as staying or becoming physically active.  One study that included the exercise history of 15,000 women showed that those who engaged in strenuous…