How the Outdoors Can Benefit Your Health
March 29, 2023
Getting outside can have a significant impact on our hormone levels, specifically oxytocin and cortisol. Oxytocin, often referred to as the “love hormone,” is associated with feelings of trust, connection, and bonding. Cortisol, on the other hand, is the “stress hormone,” which is released in response to stress and can have negative effects on the
Why Should I Be Physically Active?
March 27, 2023
What does it mean to be physically active? By definition, it’s defined as any voluntary bodily movement produced by skeletal muscles that requires energy expenditure. This could be walking, hiking, gardening, working out, dancing – anything to get your body moving with purpose! Moving your body is so important for maintaining a healthy lifestyle, not
The Gut Microbiome: Part 2 – The Leaky Gut
March 23, 2023
Leaky gut, also known as intestinal permeability, is a condition where the lining of the small intestine becomes damaged, allowing undigested food particles, toxins, and bacteria to leak through the intestinal wall and enter the bloodstream. In a healthy gut, the intestinal lining acts as a barrier, preventing these substances from passing through and entering
Are Sit Ups a Good Core Exercise?
March 23, 2023
By: Our In-House Strength Expert, Taylor Podboy, PTA When you think of performing a core exercise, likely one of the first exercises to come to mind would be a sit up or crunch. Although variations of this exercise can be beneficial, such as a curl up, there are better and more efficient ways to train
Understanding your Gut Microbiome
March 16, 2023
The gut microbiome refers to the collection of microorganisms that are in our human digestive tract. These microorganisms, which include bacteria, viruses, fungi and other microbes, play an important role in maintaining digestive health and overall wellness. No worries, while we typically hear “bacteria, virus, fungi” and thing bad invaders, there is also GOOD versions