Forget The Gizmos: Exercise Works Best For Lower-Back Pain

The discrepancy between what’s most effective and what’s most prescribed highlights a bigger problem: The health industry is centered on sellable products, and exercise isn’t one.

“Why are we not prescribing an inexpensive, effective treatment? Some of it is, I think, we don’t think of exercise as being a treatment the way a tablet or a procedure or a physical therapy treatment might,” says Carey. “We’re a fairly pill-oriented society. Pills are easy to take, and as a doctor, pills are easy to prescribe,” he says.

Maher agrees. “We’ve got this perverse incentive in our health care system where we encourage people to innovate in terms of drugs, but we don’t have the same system to get people to innovate in terms of physical activity,” he says.

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Forget The Gizmos: Exercise Works Best For Lower-Back Pain

Yelp review for my pilates class at brooklyn pilates

Yelp review for my class and my wonderful colleague Lauren’s class at brooklyn pilates! 2/19/2015

“Bianca was fun from the beginning. She has a very airy, loose sense of humor that I really appreciated after a long work-day. She was great about correcting everyone’s form and did a good job of alternating intensity.”…”Bianca forces you to release tension from the day”(evening class).

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Watch your posture while using your smart phone! ‘Text neck’ is becoming an ‘epidemic’ and could wreck your spine.

Read the full article here: ‘Text neck’ is becoming an ‘epidemic’ and could wreck your spine!

“Can’t grasp the significance of 60 pounds? Imagine carrying an 8-year-old around your neck several hours per day. Smartphone users spend an average of two to four hours per day hunched over, reading e-mails, sending texts or checking social media sites. That’s 700 to 1,400 hours per year people are putting stress on their spines, according to the research. And high-schoolers might be the worst. They could conceivably spend an additional 5,000 hours in this position, Hansraj said.”
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Choreographer and Movement Director for Film, Theater, Video, Events and Model/Advertisement Photo Shoots

Bianca Falco explores the interactions, ties between people and between people and objects/living creatures in all situations; combines modern dance with the use of props, costumes, modifying or accentuating the human form and emotions. Labilab creates stage and site-specific performances sometimes involving improvisation, interaction with the audience.   Bianca is a well a performer, a teacher, an independent filmmaker and a musician

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Choreographer and Movement Director for Film, Theater, Video, Events and Model/Advertisement Photo Shoots Bianca Falco explores the interactions, ties between people and between people and objects/living creatures in all situations; combines modern dance with the use of props, costumes, modifying or accentuating the human form and emotions. Labilab creates stage and site-specific performances sometimes involving improvisation, interaction with the audience. Bianca is a well a performer, a teacher, an independent filmmaker and a musician