Back Pain and Breathing Dysfunction by Nejin Chacko

  The ability to breath in (inspiration) and out (expiration) is driven by the pressure difference between the lungs and the atmosphere. This requires contraction and relaxation of the diaphragm and the muscles in the thorax.  During normal relaxed breathing, contraction and relaxation of the diaphragm and the intercostals muscles (found between the ribs) cause […]

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Running In Hot Weather

Summer is a great time to run, but an increased body core temperature from heat, humidity, and dehydration resulting from increased sweating can inflict challenging hurdles. Adequate awareness, training, and precaution are important for acclimatization and full enjoyment of running. The key is to work with the heat rather than trying to beat it. In […]

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