The definition for a repetitive strain injury is as simple as it sounds. Any action that is done repeatedly can create an injury from cumulative stress to muscles, ligaments and joints.
Pool noodles are versatile. Your imagination is the limit, but have you thought of how to use a pool noodle to work out the tension in tight muscles? The lowly pool noodle can be resurrected!
If the end results of a beautiful flower garden or productive vegetable patch are anything to go by, gardening is a relaxing undertaking. Then why, in spring and early summer, do so many dedicated gardeners show up for massage?
When time for a massage can be hard to find, ease muscle pain with a few do-it-yourself quick fixes.
If there is one muscle that commands respect, it is the quadratus lumborum. The paired QLs stand like sentinels to the left and right of the lower spine. They are the guy wires that help to keep us standing upright. Their most important and under acknowledged task is to act as brakes as we ceaselessly lean forward. Think of the amount of time you lean towards whatever job is at hand. Without the quadratus lumborum braking this forward motion, your body would flop forward. How do you know that these muscles are reaching the end of their rope?