What Causes Muscle Cramps?

What Causes Muscle Cramps?

Have you ever been awoken in the middle of the night by a muscle spasm or cramp that makes you want to scream? Nocturnal leg cramps are fairly common and zero fun. Contrary to popular belief, drinking pickle juice or having a banana beside your bed to eat at the onset...
How Muscle Contraction Works

How Muscle Contraction Works

Have you ever wondered how muscles work? What the actual process of getting your water bottle to your mouth requires? A skeletal muscle includes everything from end to end (one tendon and bony attachment to the next). The actual protein where contraction takes place...
What is Fascia?

What is Fascia?

Fascial stretching. Myofascial release. Fascia is quickly becoming a fitness buzzword but few of us really understand this aqueous knitting fabric that is present all throughout your body. Fascia forms the body’s sheets, cables, conduits, and padding. It is the...
Why I Stopped Drinking Coffee

Why I Stopped Drinking Coffee

When I told my husband that I was thinking of cutting my coffee habit, he looked at me like I was crazy. Why on earth would you give up the delicious toasty beverage that we enjoy as part of our morning ritual? In fact, the average American drinks 2.1 coffee drinks...

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