Integrative Medicine Blog
Using the seasonal change to reconnect with nature.Read More
Research and practice have shown the immense impact that lifestyle can play on our body as well as overall health. Many people feel that they lose control of their health when they are not feeling well or when life becomes busy or stressful. For this reason, the Stram Center believes it is essential to embrace a healthy lifestyle and allow people to take control of their health.
The coming of the New Year is a great time to work towards improving your lifestyle. Follow these 3 tips to become successful with your lifestyle transformation in 2016. Learn more about the Stram Center's New Improved Weight Loss and Lifestyle Transformation Program.Read More
Between the ages of 5 and 21 I took ballet and modern dance classes. When I walked, my feet were in habitual turn out. This was My Body’s Way of walking.I was proud of my ballet feet but eventually this caused me to have problems with my back.
It wasn’t until I started taking Nia in 2009, that I was shown that the body’s natural way of walking was in parallel.The healthy skeleton is built with the feet parallel directly under the pelvis.The Body’s Way of walking is the heel leads and then the whole foot comes down.If the foot is in turn out, the heel lead comes down on the side of the heel, throwing the pelvis, hips and spine out of alignment.This could cause eventual knee, hip and back problems.
I still catch myself walking with a slight turn out but quickly adjust my walk.When I walk now, my mantra is “heel lead, whole foot, heel lead whole foot, heel lead whole foot….”
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