Duration :1 Minute Instructions: Find a stable object approximately 18” off the ground. Place your heel of the side you are stretching on it, standing as erectly as possible. Extend your belly, and imagine an axis through your hips, and bend forward. Gently stretch your hamstrings muscles; if you feel like you have to bend more than you would like, flex your foot back towards you. Hold the stretch for approximately 8-10 seconds. Repeat 3-5x , every hour. STRETCHING OCCURS OVER TIME. DOING ONE STRETCH ONCE A MONTH WON’T DO THE JOB!
Why email list cleaning is important for email marketing? A properly managed email marketing campaign can help maintain relationships with existing customers to inculcate brand consciousness. It also has the potential to convert a prospect into a paying customer. Both of which will boost the company’s reputation and revenue. Therefore, a key factor to a successful email marketing campaign is the cleaning of the email address list used for the campaign. What is email cleaning list? The email list cleaning is the most effective way to keep your database healthy and free of unwanted contacts that can taint the reputation of your IP, plus damage the relationship with who is really interested in getting content for your company. As people are constantly moving, emails sometimes get lost or forgotten. This happens, for example, when your contact gets a new job, change the provider or simply decide to create a new email. Below, check out a few more reasons: Nonexistent emails (permanent error or hard bounce); Emails registered in the wrong way during an exchange of cards at events or through registration forms; Old emails (if your database was created long time ago); Contacts that unsubscribed or reported you as spam. If […]
Too often we think about muscles as being only one dimensional and working in only one direction. We are taught the origins and insertions of them, their actions and innervations, but we lose sight of what they actually are… muscles are not strings that tighten, but instead able to move in three dimensions. When we stretch a muscle group in only one plane, we forget that there is an x, a y and z axis that are left unstretched. Is it any wonder why we can’t see any changes with the stretches we give our patients? So let’s start with the muscles themselves.Muscles are comprised of myofilaments, and are ordered into strands called fascicles. (fascicles are derived from Latin faces, which was a bundle of iron rods, bound by ribbon, used as a sign of absolute power, and can still be seen outside US government buildings, and the rise of the word fascist) The point of this entry is not to wow you with trivia about muscles, but instead to get you to think about muscles in a different way: Simply put, muscle tissue is not singly dimensional, and therefore shouldn’t be stretched in only one plane. This is especially […]
Neck pain is super common, and still, most people simply carry on with their activities of daily living. However, about 5 to 10 percent of people develop debilitating symptoms. Unfortunately, even among people who have disabling pain, the majority find their neck pain to be stubborn and recurrent to some degree. The renewed interest in neck disorders has spurred some really interesting studies. In the March/April 08 issue of the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics (JMPT), Canadian scientists have shown that arthritis in the neck might affect balance. This may mean that cases of poor balance or repeated falls among the elderly, treatment of the cervical spine might have value. This could represent a “top down” strategy, which is a bit different from the “bottom up” approach to balance training more commonly utilized in rehabilitation. In the February 08 issue of JMPT, another study by both New Zealand and Canadian researchers suggested adjusting of the neck can relax muscles in the arms and could be useful in relaxation of the whole body. This implies ANYTHING causing tightness in the neck joints also might cause muscle pain in the arms or elsewhere. Because adjusting and manual therapy are great treatments […]