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#EDSFitTip – the Hip Hinge. A Natural Movement/Restorative Exercise Daily Movement.

(Featured pic is proper form for hip hinge – others are examples of going too far) The “hip hinge” is the perfect natural movement exercise that can be done easily. The point is to feel and learn how to engage the muscles that attach to your pelvis/SI joint and knees and to help prevent or correct misalignment in the pelvis. Easier said than done when you are hypermobile – right? Yes, but small subtle “exercises” that help teach our bodies and brains to work together and engage the right muscles during the “natural movements” we do all day long,...

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Low-Impact Strength Training – 8 Tips for Workouts on the Megaformer with Joint Hypermobility

I’ve made it no secret that I’m still working on regaining my strength & stamina from my most recent EDS spiral. Strength training is key when you are hypermobile – our muscles do what our connective tissues cannot. Finding ways to build muscle without adding stress to already unstable joints often becomes the difference between functioning or having to stay in bed with debilitating pain. Hence, why I love working out at Sculpt Studio. Everything about Sculpt: the Megaformer, the classes, the studio, Mary (the owner), the instructors and the community – rocks. I can often find parking easily. And,...

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“Issues in your connective tissues” – A response to Lululemon’s Blog Post about Connective Tissue Problems

“Issues in your connective tissues” – A response to Lululemon’s recent blog post about the Melt Method and connective tissue problems More and more research is providing information on how “issues in your connective tissues” stem from various genetic factors (i.e. Joint Hypermobility and other hypermobility syndromes, such as Ehlers-Danlos syndrome), and are often exacerbated by epigenetics and immune dysfunction. The response below was posted on the EDS Wellness Facebook page in response to an article that Lululemon shared via their website and on their Facebook page. “Lululemon Athletica – you overlooked an excellent opportunity to help raise awareness on a...

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Joint hypermobility and barre classes – 4 tips to play it safe and get the most out of your workout.

Joint hypermobility and barre classes – 4 Tips to play it safe and get the most out of your workout. Barre workouts are one of the best types of mainstream exercise you can do for joint hypermobility. If done correctly, barre workouts are incredibly effective for strengthening all of the tiny accessory muscles that often cause problems for us. Accessory muscles are especially important for sitting, standing, or doing anything different from our normal daily activities. Because normal activities use both our big muscles and our small accessory muscles, when we sit, our big muscles get a break and our tiny...

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#EDSFitTip – the Hip Hinge

#EDSFitTip – the Hip Hinge

(Top left pic is proper form for hip hinge – others are examples of going too far) The “hip hinge” is the perfect natural movement exercise that can be done easily. The point is to feel and learn how to engage the muscles that attach to your pelvis/SI joint and knees and to help prevent […]

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‘Twenty Minutes’ by Karen Smith-Will – Winner of Our Team Taylor/Mast Cell Awareness Tank & Mast Cell Story Giveaway!

‘Twenty Minutes’ by Karen Smith-Will – Winner of Our Team Taylor/Mast Cell Awareness Tank & Mast Cell Story Giveaway!

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Mast Cell Research ‘Team Taylor/Mast Cell Awareness Tank & Mast Cell Story Giveaway!’ We are excited to announce that our winner, chosen at random, is Karen Smith- Will! Karen’s story ‘Twenty Minutes’ is shared below. “I coughed before the first song. That doesn’t bode well. Not surprising, but […]