#098 Chiropractic Care with Dr. Laura Roos

Chiropractic care is one of those things where you either use it and feel super passionate about it, or you have no idea what it is. Daphnie is our resident chiropractic cheerleader, and Joanna (no surprise) is clueless. Our guest, Dr. Laura Roos, explains what chiropractic care is, how it might help you feel more awesome, and what to look for when you’re finding a practitioner.

Links in this episode: Dr. Laura’s website and Instagram, Find chiropractors around the country with the same specialties as Dr. Laura, Mayo Clinic info on chiropractic care, More on Sacro-Occipital TechniqueOur Acupuncture episode with Sara Vaccariello

#036 Ow My Back

Sometimes it seems like everyone has back problems, doesn’t it? Backs are complicated (so many muscles PLUS a spine!) but there is a lot we can do to try and keep ourselves pain free. Daphnie explains some back anatomy (backnatomy?) and gives us some easy tools for preventing and treating pain. Plus, we learn another one of Daphnie’s Favorite Exercises.

Links in this episode: Spinal Anatomy image, Back Muscles Anatomy image, Stiff by Mary Roach, Superman form, Plank form, Side plank form, Single leg bridge form, Our Ab episode, Superman lat pulldown

#027 Abs

Everyone wants hot abs, and everyone on the internet will tell you how to get them if you hand them $50 and make room in your apartment for some weird metal torture device. In this episode, Daphnie explains what your ab muscles actually are and why they’re so important (they’re not just for looking hot, people). Joanna does a series of ab exercises punctuated by loud groaning. Plus, Daphnie gives us snack advice in What Your Trainer Eats.

Links in this episode: Abdominal muscle anatomy drawing, plank form, side plank form, reverse crunch form, full sit up form, Superman form

#019 Injuries and Prevention

Ugh, injuries. The worst. They throw everything out of whack, including our fitness routines. In part one of our “Injuries, Prevention, and Recovery” series, we talk about why and how we get hurt, and what it does to our hearts and minds. But don’t worry! Daphnie also shares her 4 Keys to Preventing Injury During a Workout, so you can make sure you don’t get hurt in the first place. Plus, we answer a listener question about how to handle nutrition and exercise when your workday doesn’t start until 5pm.

Links in this episode: NPR story about healing lower back pain with exercise, Buy a foam roller already, Here are some bars you might like to eat