BUILDING THE FOUNDATION: THE DEEP CORE STABILIZING SYSTEM
Annemarie Alf, PT, DPT, CSCS, SFMA
Do you know how to breathe? Did you know it could improve your performance? Learning how to activate your diaphragm and creating intra-abdominal pressure will lead to increased activation of the deep core stabilizing system. This is key for protecting the spine and leading to improved movement patterns and therefore increased power and performance overall.
Wondering what the benefits are of a vitamin injection vs. oral supplementation?
First, it is important to remind you that, ideally, you should be getting the majority of your vitamins and nutrients from natural, whole food sources like vegetables, fruits, grass-fed beef, pasture-raised eggs and poultry, legumes, nuts, etc. However, many of us are occasionally unable to meet our nutrient needs through our diets alone, especially during periods of stress, due to illness, while taking certain medications, or some may have a condition that impairs absorption of certain nutrients. Many people have trouble with nutrient absorption (from food or oral supplementation) due to the presence of intestinal inflammation, poor gut health, or sometimes in the case of B12 deficiency it can be due to a deficiency of Intrinsic Factor – a glycoprotein produced in the stomach that is essential for B12 absorption.
Written By: Kimberly Marshall, FNP-C
Heat wave to arrive in San Diego County this weekend. Let's talk about SKIN HEALTH!
Outdoor activities are a boost to mental and physical health. Whether you enjoy playing soccer,
summit hikes, mountain biking, trail running, road racing, or a good run on the beach, being
outdoors can be the boost you need for a great workout.
But are you very careful about protecting yourself during exposure to sunlight?
Take a minute to guess what skin protection a cotton t-shirt gives you..…?
The answer may come as a surprise…
Author: Annemarie Alf
"We Specialize In Optimizing Teen And Active Adult Lives In North County San Diego By Addressing The WHOLE Person. We offer A Holistic, Integrative Approach To Performance And Wellness That Will Assess And Address The Root Causes That Lead To Pain, Hormonal Imbalances, Fatigue, Weight Gain And/ Or Decreased Performance."