Myth: The “Core” is Another Name for Your Abdominals, and It Needs Strengthening
Myth: The “Core” is Another Name for Your Abdominals, and It Needs Strengthening. by Dr. Tamer Issa, PT, DPT Image by tonodiaz on Freepik Most people think your “core” is another name for your abdominals. Not true. Many think that you must have a strong body if you have strong abs. Also, false. But these misconceptions are why people who want to strengthen and protect their backs often work on their abs. Not only is it wrong, but it is often counterproductive and m...
Posted on 2023-01-06
The Most Overlooked Reason Why Fitness Resolutions Fail
The Most Overlooked Reason Why Fitness Resolutions Fail. by Tamer Issa, PT, DPT . With the new year comes our best intentions of setting resolutions to improve our lives. For many of us, we make fitness-related resolutions to lose weight or get in shape. The reality is that for most of us, we will fail after a few short weeks. There are many reasons why this happens, including poor goal setting or our fear of change. There is one reason that is commonly overlooked an...
Posted on 2023-01-01
New Book Reveals the Secrets to Overcome Chronic, Nagging Neck and Back Pain Naturally
New Book Reveals the Secrets to Overcome Chronic, Nagging Neck and Back Pain Naturally. by Dr. Tamer Issa, PT, DPT. I recently published a book called Freedom From Neck & Back Pain- Learn to Live an Active Life without Fear of Pain. Writing the book was indeed a labor of love, and I'm so happy that it is now available for others to learn from. I had been thinking about writing a book for several years, and I debated several ideas of how I could help others based on my knowledge and...
Posted on 2022-10-16
Tips for Safely Shoveling Snow
Snow shoveling can contribute to a host of injuries to the spine, shoulders, and muscles of the body. Most of the problems are a result of excessive bending and twisting while carrying a heavy load. Here are some tips to avoid pain and injury from shoveling snow. The Basics. Think of snow shoveling as a form of exercise, so as with any exercise, prepare your body for what you are about to do.. Don’t begin shoveling snow after eating, smoking, or consuming caffeinated beverages...
Posted on 2022-01-07
Wake Up Feeling Refreshed Using This Sleep Hack
Wake Up Feeling Refreshed Using This Sleep Hack. by Dr. Tamer Issa- Doctor of Physical Therapy. You should all know how important a good night's sleep is for attaining your health and weight-loss goals. I have a sleep hack for you that you have to try! I learned this about 3 years ago... it's been life-changing. Do you ever wonder why some mornings you can wake up fairly easily and refreshed (like on a Saturday morning when you haven't set your alarm) and on other mornings you fe...
Posted on 2021-03-08
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