When Do I Use Passive Stretching?

I much prefer active stretching to passive stretching to improve flexibility. But that doesn’t mean passive stretching doesn’t have good uses.

Passive stretching is great for lowing the overall tension levels in the body and retraining muscles to hold less tension. My favorite time to use it is before bed so that I sleep better!

Levator Scapulae Massage to Relieve Neck Pain

Does it hurt when you turn your head or when you bring your ear toward your shoulder? The problem could be a tight levator scapulae! This is a muscle that runs from the base of your skull to the top of your shoulder blade.

It an be tricky to massage yourself without a tool, so a theracane is really helpful. Try this massage to get some relief. Do it 6-12 times a session multiple times a day for a few days!

Nutrition Isn’t What You Eat, It’s What You Absorb!

Doctor Ben, not a real Doctor, here! The saying goes, “you are what you eat.” But that’s not exactly true. The truth is you are what you absorb. Many Industrially processed food are harder for our bodies to extract nutrition. I’m going to demo with my favorite example. Skim Milk!

Don’t Be Jealous Be Inspired

It’s easy to get jealous when you see something you want but don’t have. Things like “must be nice”, or “I wish” pop into our heads. But this mindset won’t help you achieve your goals!

You need to change your mindset. Instead, you should be thinking “how can I?” Take responsibility for your goals and take action. See how others have achieve what you want!

Make That Internal Weight Belt USEFUL Again!

The transverse abdominis, or TVA, is your internal weight belt. It holds all your organs in place and supports the spine. It wraps from the spine all the way around to the front of your belly.

All our time sitting in supportive furniture has limited our capacity to activate this muscle. But no more! Here’s a couple variations of a simple exercise that will reeducate you on how to activate this essential muscle.