Neck, Shoulder, or Back Pain? Think about your Thoracic Spine

Unfortunately for all those with neck, shoulder, and back pain due to poor posture, the initial cause of our pains is..... gravity. However, while we can not yet escape the torments of gravity, our sedentary lifestyle continually exacerbates these postural problems when we sit all day at a desk, in front of the computer, or in front of a TV.

"Green Exercise: No-Gym-Required Workout in the Park" > planet green

Laurel House of planet green covers a great and green NO GYM REQUIRED workout.

"Yes, bikini-bodies are part of the summertime equation, but you can fit into beach form with a green exercise routine that requires no equipment other than a park bench and swing."

Read full article below:


Athletic Therapy

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Are you a Physio?

On a daily basis i like many of my colleagues hear this question. So, I thought i would take this opportunity to post the scope of practice of an Athletic Therapist. For those of you residing in the U.S.A. we are referred to as an Athletic Trainer. I am simply doing this to bring clarity to the differences between Athletic Therapists and Physiotherapists.

Scope of Practice of a Certified Athletic Therapist

Is there such a thing as the "FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH?"

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I recently received a phone call the other day from a middle-aged person who was interested in getting some information about my personal training services. As I do with every person I speak with, I always try my best to let the person know of the great benefits from exercising vs. not exercising and also of the impact of not maintaining a well balanced diet. Here are just a few things that I was able to share with my "perspective" new client:

A reality: It take 3 months.

With the recent growth of NGR and increasing demands on my schedule I've found it increasingly difficult to manage my lifestyle. Before I could neatly fit at least 1 hour of exercise into my day and it was effortless. It didn't require any thought. Now I'm off the wagon.

What does that mean?


"Exercise and a healthy diet are the keys to losing weight before a big event" - WebMD

WebMD turns to Jennifer Cohen for advise on healthy habits to lose weight properly. 


ARTICLE gets advice from Jennifer Cohen

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Improving your life and finding time for fitness can be very hard these days. Of course, NGR™ is all about making this easier! See Jennifer discuss how to succeed with a short program:

Article 1: Finding time for Fitness
Article 2: Quick 10 minute workout

Article of the Day

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Short article from "O" magazine again supporting the benefits of quick effective workouts: as little as 10 minutes a day of walking is enough!

"Researchers at Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, reported findings from a study involving 464 women who weren't exercisers. After six months, a group who walked an average of 72 minutes a week at two to three mph—that's about 10 minutes of mall-pace striding a day—had significantly improved heart strength and general fitness, nearly matching the efforts of women exercising almost twice as long.

Snack Ideas #1

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Last post (Quick Eating Tips #1) we advised bringing along some snacks to help control appetite and make sure you maintain good eating habits. Some of you were interested in snack ideas so we will start providing regular ideas that are fun, easy to prepare, low in calories, and good for you. 

Freeze your treat!

Frozen food makes a great snack because it stays fresh, maintains its flavour, and takes longer to eat.

Article of the Day

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The benefits of working out are increasingly proven to bring benefits from just feeling better to improving overall health.


"Of course, we still want to look good in our clothes, and yes, even in a swimsuit. But mostly we want to be fit and healthy to avoid diseases that are associated with poor diet and lack of exercise. Studies have shown that lack of exercise and poor diet can cause obesity, low energy and depression.

Will Thanksgiving ruin your diet?

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Lets hope not! Here are a quick few things to help you out (hopefully).

Be sure to eat a good breakfast and have some healthy snacks before you even get to Thanksgiving dinner. This will help you avoid overeating all that great food - you won't arrive famished.

Sneak in a quick workout before. This will help boost your metabolism and make you less likely to want to derail from all the hard work you're doing.

Be mindful of the guilt you'll feel after gorging! I always do:)

Other than that, have a great U.S. Thanksgiving!


NGR™ / No Gym Required™

Anytime. Anywhere.

MacLean's Magazine on NGR™ Shoes

Rebecca Eckler of MacLean's Magazine talks about her first experience with the NGR™ Shoes: VERY POSITIVE! Click here for to Article

NGR™ on CBC Manitoba

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Jennifer interviewed on CBC Radio Manitoba. Click here for Clip.