At Home Relief for Trigger Points

Do you ever find yourself asking your significant other, "Please, just press here, right between my shoulderblades!"  Are there tight, sore muscles that you notice yourself pushing on frequently to try to get some relief?  You may have trigger points in your muscles.  Trigger points are taut, irritable bands (about the size of a pea) in your tissues.  There are several types of trigger points, but I'll save that discussion…

A Tasty Protein Snack that is Perfectly Portable

Did you ever notice that it’s a challenge to carry protein-rich snacks with you if you don’t have a cooler or a fridge to store them in?  Veggies are easy to cut up and stack in a Tupperware.  Nuts and fruits are naturally portable as well.  But unless you want to start loading up your pockets with pieces of pre-cooked meat, you may be looking for alternate easy protein-rich snacks.…

Why Rest Before a Running Race?

Once again, Dr. Gabe Mirkin provides us with interesting research findings on fitness and exercise.  Reprinted with permission.  You can find other articles by Dr. Mirkin at www.drmirkin.com.

Should you train or rest before a major race?

The best way to train a couple of days before an important race or a marathon is to stop training altogether. How long you can exercise a muscle depends on how much sugar …

Another Electrolyte Replacement Drink

Some of you have benefited from various nutritional products donated to our office for patients to sample.  Here's another product for athletes to battle dehydration. From Stacie Hovland:     Drip Drop is a fast-acting fluid replacement for mild to moderate dehydration that tastes great. Drip Drop is a new type of ORS. It has two to three times the electrolytes of leading sports drinks, yet it meets or exceeds…