• Why Your Sedentary Lifestyle is Worsening Your Osteoarthritis

    Why Your Sedentary Lifestyle is Worsening Your Osteoarthritis

    As the days are getting shorter and colder, you might find yourself bundled up in warm clothes, sitting on a comfy chair for hours, drinking hot chocolate and dreading getting your workout done. You will also witness winter invading your workplace, where slumping into the chairs might become more common than standing or walking. But it is best to stand in the shoes of...
  • 4 Strengthening Exercises to Help Osteoarthritis Pain

    4 Strengthening Exercises to Help Osteoarthritis Pain

    Our joints are protected by a resilient elastic tissue called cartilage. It is because of the cartilage our joints are able to flex, straighten and absorb shock while walking, running and exercising. Osteoarthritis results in joints when the cartilage breaks down, the bones rub together and cause joint swelling, pain, and stiffness. Age, general wear and tear, trauma, obesity, injury and poor nutrition are...
  • 5 Stretches to Prevent Knee Pain

    5 Stretches to Prevent Knee Pain

    You enjoy downhill skiing. You feel accomplished after high-mileage running. You have played some hard golf shots. You are practicing for your next powerful soccer kick. You love walking, jumping, and being active. If any of this is you, then regular stretches of the muscle groups surrounding your knee will prevent ligament and tendon injuries, such as tearing of the meniscus or chronic inflammation...
  • Why Your IT Band and a Foam Roller Don't Mix

    Why Your IT Band and a Foam Roller Don't Mix

    DEBUNKING THE MYTH OF FOAM ROLLING YOUR IT BAND by ALEISHA FETTERS Most exercisers roll out their IT band in an attempt to "relax a tight" IT band or otherwise deal with IT band syndrome. Typically diagnosed by pain felt on the outside of the knee, where the band attaches to bone. But here's the thing, when you roll out your IT band, you...
  • 3 Knee Stretches to Reduce Chronic Knee Pain

    3 Knee Stretches to Reduce Chronic Knee Pain

    With knees you need to be careful not to overuse or abuse. For women in particular, quadriceps muscles may be overdeveloped on the outside which can pull the kneecap off balance. The good news is that knee pain from overuse can usually be resolved with ice, rest, knee stretches and exercises that promote healing.With care and maintenance, your knees can be pain free. Try...
  • itBandz Featured in Evening Magazine Television News Show

    itBandz Featured in Evening Magazine Television News Show

    Last week, Stacia Pache, founder of ItBandz was featured in an interview with Evening Magazine. Check it out! Want to hear more about itBandz? Check out this interview she did with LA Talk Radio.
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