Category Archives: Fitness

When we were young, we used to sprint to get everywhere! It wasn’t something that we had to think about, it was just the way we got around. But as we age, we tend to slow down and sprinting is no longer the way we move. This is unfortunate, as sprinting has been demonstrated to … Continue reading Sprinting Should Be Part of Your Workouts

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       Not that we need another curve to discuss right now #flattenthecurve, but hear me out. As we have discussed for many years at Back to Function, exercise is a main component to keeping your immune system functioning at its highest capacity. We get a lot of questions from our clients about type of exercise, amount of … Continue reading Exercise & Your Immune System

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At Back to Function you can experience the incredible healing potential of oxygen under pressure. The idea was first developed through scuba diving when divers reported feeling refreshed and invigorated. Today, medical studies on the healing properties of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) triggered this therapy’s growth beyond the diving world. HBOT can help your system … Continue reading Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

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Many of us are looking to lose a few pounds in the new year, especially after all the indulgences we ate during the holidays! As we set goals for this new year, most are looking to start fresh with a major weight loss goal, or burn the last few pounds that we can’t seem to … Continue reading Is There An Ideal Time For a Woman to Start a Weight Loss Program?

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Part 1 of this article discussed what Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is and who is prone to get it. This part 2 article will discuss what lifestyle changes you can make to help prevent AD. If you already have the cognitive decline that is pathognomonic of AD, the recommendations in this article can help reverse these … Continue reading How to Prevent & Reverse the Cognitive Decline Associated With Alzheimer’s Disease. Part 2.

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At first glance, this might seem like a very arrogant and self-serving topic for us to consider discussing! Back to Function, the healthcare office of the future? Please let me explain why I believe whole-heartedly that this is the truth. First, let’s discuss what is happening in the healthcare system in the U.S. today. Less … Continue reading Is Back to Function the Healthcare Facility of the Future?

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!– wp:paragraph –> You don’t have to back squat twice your body weight to put pressure on your spine. Activities such as sitting, standing, walking, and running also place compressive forces on the intervertebral discs of the spine. These discs act as shock absorbers, and they are placed under even more stress when we lift … Continue reading Reducing Low Back Injuries in the Weightroom

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Mobility? What is it? Do I need more? How do I get more? The ability to move freely is the ability to access as much tissue as possible to adapt. As functional human beings, we require active range of motion as a prerequisite for movement, and for athletes, that requirement is usually greater. There are … Continue reading How’s Your Mobility?

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Walking into a gym filled with barbells, free weights, and machines can be intimidating, especially for inexperienced weightlifters. However, the risk of injury from resistance training is relatively low when compared to team sports, running, and other forms of exercise. About 4 injuries occur for every 1,000 hours of weight training (Triplett, 2016). The low … Continue reading Risk Management of Resistance Training Injuries

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It is a new year, and many of us have decided that improving our overall level of fitness is one of our resolutions. Unfortunately, something might be getting in the way of us achieving our goals. According to Examine.com’s Fitness Guide 2019, 78% of Americans don’t meet the national exercise guidelines. Physical Activity Guidelines for … Continue reading What is Stopping You From Improving Your Fitness?

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